AdBlock is bad…

  2007-08-19


…but these guys are ridiculous.

I don’t use any sort of ad blocking extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, widgets, whatever. Ads are the currency of the Internet, and I’m happy to put up with ads in exchange for free services.

If a site has too many ads or their ads are obnoxious, stop going to that site. If you’re really cool you’ll even contact the site to let them know about your frustration. Given that most sites are looking to maximize the effectiveness of ads (not just the quantity), I would hope they would take such comments seriously.

Ironically Firefox is supported by the Mozilla Foundation/Corporation, who’s more or less bankrolled by Google, who’s an ad company.  So if Firefox really is bad for the Internet because of AdBlocking, why would an advertising company be supporting them?