1. 3
  1.  

  2. 9

    People who’ve been around the block typically hate having their senses hit with crystallized manipulation. It’s a shame to me that anyone likes any ads.

    1. 3

      I think it’s less “like” than “are annoyed by.” I don’t particularly like print ads in the sense that I don’t seek them out, but they annoy me a lot less than the typical online ad network.

      1. 3

        I don’t like spending more money than I actually have, so I keep check of all my expenses separately from the bank. This makes adding new subscriptions a monthly PITA, so I’m hesitant to do it. If a piece of media is subscription-funded, I will probably only buy it if it’s really good and/or popular (like LWN, Play Music, and IntelliJ, not like ehsanakhgari.org). I am far more likely to read your blog if it’s ad-funded than if it’s behind a paywall. This low barrier to entry makes things a lot easier for new entrants in the field.

        In other words, I like ads more than I like paywalls.

        Malvertising broke this compromise. I would much rather pay for a subscription than be subject to fraudulent or malware-infested ads. I use an ad blocker because online ad networks have not effectively self-regulated.

      2. 4

        I dislike non-online ads too, but my car’s radio doesn’t yet support uBlock Origin.

        1. 2

          The examples vary depending on the country and the culture, but to give an example from the United States, the Super Bowl ads come to mind.

          That’s because the ads are usually more interesting than the game. </ducks>