- Oct 6, 2011
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Before we go to deep into this article I have to say that I am a firm believer in ads on the internet. In fact I believe that the internet would not exist as it is today without ads. Content creators can not work for free. They also for the most part can not charge for their content on the internet. The reason no one is willing to pay for content on the internet is because we have created an atmosphere of "Ad supported". If you take away the ads creators don't get paid, and everyone will still expect free content since this is the atmosphere we have created.
That being said I can totally understand the annoyance that ads can be. I have been known to skip a youtube ad here or there (I normally watch ads if they are less than a minute and run ahead of a video from a youtuber i really like, it's kind of like handing them a penny. If enough people do it those pennies add up.) I have also been known to skip TV ads. I normally like to record shows on my DVR and watch them the next day specifically so I can fast forward through commercials. I have never had an issue with banner ads on websites, and have even clicked on those that were relevant to me. The ads that really get under my skin are the ones that launch when you land on a website's home page. You know the ones that I'm talking about the ones that take up the entire page and make you wait a few seconds before you can click the X.
These are the types of ads that encouraged developers to develop ad blockers. Ad blockers really work. Ad Blocker has been one of the top reasons that Modders have decided to root their devices. It no longer requires root. AdBlock Plus known for their web browser extension that blocks ads on your PC has been working on an Android Browser with AdBlock built in. Like I said before blocking all ads could kill the internet in the long run, but if you just can't stand ads you can become a member of the beta team. Head to the link below to grab the Browser.
via Ann-Lee Chou+