Apple’s Support of Ad Blocking May Upend How the Web Works



  • Apple is coming for ads. It’s coming for publishers. And, in the process, it may be gunning for the web.

    At its Worldwide Developers Conference this week, Apple demoed iOS 9, showing off a smarter Siri and a more useful wallet. But it didn’t share everything.
    http://www.wired.com/2015/06/apples-support-ad-blocking-will-upend-web-works/



  • This ones been shared around facebook like crazy today mostly by bloggers saying "Another reason to avoid apple." I'm not sure I agree with that. I generally think ad blocking is a good thing. Even though I don't necessarily agree with apples direction as a company.



  • It's important news as this has not been allowed before, but it's a feature that was blocked without good reason before and just made iOS less valuable than it could have been. I think that this is a great thing. Ad blocking is very important, especially on mobile devices where bandwidth and screen realestate are at a premium.



  • Right now bloggers are paid by creating content that gets views and draws comments to draw add revenue, not on content that is good or correct. I hope that this starts a shift to require people to pay a small fee for the content they want. This will create journalists that more accountable for their content and put out better content for their subscribers. This should help cut down on the "You will be angry when you see what this mom did...." garbage articles that flood the web now and we can get back to the golden age of journalism. Where people were more likely to trust the media that they are invested in receiving. I will step off my soap box now...



  • @s.hackleman said:

    Right now bloggers are paid by creating content that gets views and draws comments to draw add revenue, not on content that is good or correct. I hope that this starts a shift to require people to pay a small fee for the content they want. This will create journalists that more accountable for their content and put out better content for their subscribers. This should help cut down on the "You will be angry when you see what this mom did...." garbage articles that flood the web now and we can get back to the golden age of journalism. Where people were more likely to trust the media that they are invested in receiving. I will step off my soap box now...

    I get paid for blogging in completely different ways.



  • @scottalanmiller I am just speaking from my soap box. My wife (and me on and off) have been in the television news industry for almost 15 years. Then last year I picked up a copy of "Trust me I'm lying" by Ryan Holiday. That describes how most online blogging and "news" media works and how he professionally manipulated it for the better part of a decade. I am saying that a strictly view/add funded news source is a disaster, so I applaud Apple on this one.



  • @s.hackleman said:

    @scottalanmiller I am just speaking from my soap box. My wife (and me on and off) have been in the television news industry for almost 15 years. Then last year I picked up a copy of "Trust me I'm lying" by Ryan Holiday. That describes how most online blogging and "news" media works and how he professionally manipulated it for the better part of a decade. I am saying that a strictly view/add funded news source is a disaster, so I applaud Apple on this one.

    Meh, I work around TV and broadcast quite a bit. There's a lot of corrupt stuff that goes on with all the major TV Networks as well. All of them are just out for the corporate interests and political groups of their respective companies.



  • This is why I don't watch broadcast news so much anymore. If I see it on Yahoo or Bing (okay, okay... Facebook too) and it piques my interest, I'll read it. If it keeps my interest, then I'll research it on my own.



  • Call me selfish, but I am one of those people that likes the everyday user to pay for their lack of knowledge. If your everyday Joe with absolutely no technical expertise can block ads, then yes it hurts everyone.

    I have been using an ad blocker on my android device for a couple years. It requires root and you transfer the apk file to your device to install it. It works quite well.



  • I honestly don't mind ads in free apps, as long as the ads are not too frequent or too intrusive. If I enjoy the content of a website, I'll unblock the ads on that site.

    But by and large for my websurfing, your site doesn't get to show me ads unless I want it to, or unless my adblock doesn't work, lol.



  • screw adds.

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  • @JaredBusch said:

    screw adds.

    My thoughts as well. I get things on the side of Spiceworks saying "Unblock our ads to see what you are missing"



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    My thoughts as well. I get things on the side of Spiceworks saying "Unblock our ads to see what you are missing"

    I used to whitelist them. No longer. They do not deserve my ad generated revenue.