Study of Ad-Blocking Software Suggests Wide Use

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ronjor, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. ronjor

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  2. PallMall

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    Advertisers are spending fortunes to try to circumvent ad blockers; they'd rather invest in blocking malvertisement.
     
  3. Nebulus

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    IMO this is good news.
     
  4. PallMall

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    I cannot perceive a gearwheel blocking the wheel as good news. Because business is the wheel of our world. Advertisers are blocking a system because the means they develop to achieve their aim -- bring to public knowledge the exisyence, the improvement of a product -- is conducted with wrong means. People are fed up, but is it of ads as such or rather of the immensity of the volume together with the poor quality of the ads, whatever support? Volume seems exponential, quality is and will remain null as long as the advertisers will not understand that what is required is information about the product and not subliminal rape of the consumer. Consumers just don't feel like getting raped any longer.

    So, if the advertisers consider the increasing interest of consumers for ad-blocking as a war, if the consumer is the enemy as I know some advertisement mentalities consider them, then they'll have war, as they already have it being only a first shot. But if they decide to start thinking, then there is hope for them, for businesses and for consumers.
     
  5. Minimalist

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    Since ad networks are also used to spread malware, using Adblocker can be considered as protecting your system from infection.
     
  6. J_L

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    Actually, I'd say it's the other way around. They'd rather get people to see the ads then to protect them from malware/phishing.
     
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    Like I already said, they brought this upon themselves. I have absolutely no problem with static ads who don't track me.
     
  8. Nebulus

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    Unless that wheel is part of a mechanism that pushes the whole vehicle/construction/world towards a bottomless pit, in which case blocking it is the solution. In the end it is a matter of perspective...
     
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