Does AdBlock do more harm than good?
PapaRiver 20 weeks ago
I was thinking about the moral implications of AdBlock. Ok, ok, maybe that’s a little odd, but it was a long train ride this morning, and you have to think of something. On one hand, AdBlock stops the sometimes annoying ads on websites. On the other hand, I am using, and often enjoying, the content on those website, usually at no direct cost to myself, and the companies that run them have very real expenses, with much of their revenue generated by the advertising that AdBlock interferes with. So, is using AdBlock trading short term benefit for long term loss, as without sufficient revenue, those websites I enjoy are likely to scale back or even cease to exist. What do you think?
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