I'll consider not blocking ads when ads stop autoplaying *and* stop becoming vectors for malicious software.
Cripes, it's like mosquitoes lobbying humans to stop sleeping under netting.
Going out into the internet without adblocking software is like standing in the middle of a humid forest without any means of defending/protecting yourself against flying, buzzy, biting asshole creatures.
@RainierBeringer Right now, the adblock and paywalls on newspaper sites is really frustrating during fire season.
Continuing the metaphor
@RainierBeringer "All those birds you like survive by eating mosquitoes. And bednes are just a way of denying mosquitoes a foodsource. So if you like birds you should be willing to let mosquitoes bite you."
@RainierBeringer if the mosquitoes agreed to pay a tiny bit of the rent in return for being allowed to bite you and all your housemates
@sophistoche @RainierBeringer the mosquitos make an arrangement with your landlord to pay a tiny bit of rent in exchange for being able to bite you and your housemates, so your landlord keeps pestering you to take down your mosquito nets and sometimes refuses to let you stay unless you either do that or pay several times more than the mosquitos
@RainierBeringer Add to that when they stop being designed by social scientists specifically to be heuristic-hijacking brain poison. Unless it's directly from the creator(s), there really isn't such a thing as a consequence-free ad, you pay for it in brain space.
@RainierBeringer *malaria spreading mosquitoes.