Wired, We Need to Talk
First it was Forbes, and now it’s Wired. It’s one thing to warn people of the dire consequences (for the publisher) of ad blockers. It’s another entirely to parade one’s petulance by blocking the content for those of us who use ad blockers. I understand completely that your business model includes ad revenue. I understand it’s what helps pay the bills. But I do not believe I have a moral obligation to view your ads.
Here’s the thing about my use of ad blockers: I. Will. Not. Whitelist. Anyone.
Of course, right now there are ways around your little blockade. If you persist in your efforts, then I will simply go elsewhere for the information you deliver. That’s a win-win, right?