• jol
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    1 month ago

    Or the death of the Internet when 100% of people use ad blockers.

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      1 month ago

      Or maybe websites can go back to simple ads that just have a picture with a link. Modern advertising is about harvesting your data, which is why I use an ad blocker. They also use a ton of resources that slow down websites.

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        We can’t close pandora’s box. Google ads are extremely profitable, nothing else comes close. I work for a company that uses ads as the main revenue source. We tried to avoid Google but it just makes no business sense. We’re talking 10 times the revenue compared to other major players. Google not only pays better, but the ads are just better.

        I’m very pessimistic. I’m pretty sure we’re heading in the direction where most websites will be DRM’d and impossible to block ads.