Friday, 18 September 2015

Blocking ad-blockers

Advertising on the internet is annoying.

That's why I have an ad-blocker installed.

It's not that I don't like ads. I do work in advertising after all.

But I hate the annoyingly shouty totally invasive way that ads are used on the web.

If the ads were better and there were less of them I'd un-install my blocker.

So where do we go from here?

Well this week the Washington Post started blocking people who use ad-blockers from accessing their content.

And who can blame them?

Advertising essentially pays for the content you wish to view.

But as long as the ads are so bad I won't be making any changes at my end any time soon.

So for now we the people are in a stalemate situation with them the media.

Wonder who'll win out?