Glad you asked!
1. Pages load twice as fast
2. Laptop battery lasts longer
3. My privacy isn't invaded by 50 different douchebro Silicon Valley companies
4. Your fucking site doesn't slow down my computer to a crawl and I can actually read your fucking articles

@thomasfuchs I currently only have access to LTE at the moment so adblock has been a huge help. I don't think I could even stand to most load pages without it.

@amic @thomasfuchs Oh man .. you are lucky .. in Germany i mostly see E (Edge) in many areas that are not city-centers (and even there sometimes).
Using the internet is SLOWER than in the 56k days back then .. :(
Completely unusable without adblock and other measures.

@thomasfuchs 5. You're mitigating the #1 insertion vector for malicious software nowadays


5. My Mobile Data isn't drained before the end of the month.
6. I don't need to close several screen-filling ads and get redirected to nsfw-sites.
7. My attention is not distracted from your article by flashing, animated ads that try to sell me irrelevant content (but relevant ads would not be any better).

Seriously, there's #ethical #advertising, without all those flaws. So dear #companies, please switch instead of begging me to switch of my #ad #blocker!

@LuKaRo @thomasfuchs any examples of what's called "ethical advertising"?

Asking for the sake of completeness of the rant about how why I hate the ad industry I'm finishing writing.

@temporal @thomasfuchs I don't have any at hand right now. But searching for "ethic ads" should give results :)

For me, the ethics in advertising are:
- No animations
- No bright colors / contrasts
- No interference with content
- No nsfw content
- No tracking
- No spoofing of OS / Browser dialogues ("update"-/ "AntiVirus"-scam)
- No unethical content (scam-sites, viruses etc.)

Maybe the ads on can be called ethic:

@thomasfuchs It's absolutely ridiculous how many ads and tracking there are, especially on news sites. I haven't set up PiHole yet but I heard that as much as 50% of their traffic was cut because they were just ads and tracking. Fuck out of here.

@thomasfuchs Running NoScript is fun too. It's crazy how much 3rd party stuff everyone has on their site.

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@thomasfuchs screenshot of a web page with a red banner reading: "It appears you are currently using Ad Blocking software. What are the consequences?"

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