Another Platform Puts Ad Blocking in the Mix – eMarketer

Twitter unveiled an update to its mobile app that enables users to block ads on mobile webpages opened via the app. Unlike Google’s recently reported move to incorporate an ad blocker in its Chrome browser next year, Twitter is simply enabling its app to use the ad block software built into Apple’s native browser, Safari. […]

The Rise of Confirmshaming: When Websites Insult You for Not Opting In – Motherboard

It’s probably fair to suggest that most people using the internet want to save money, make healthy choices, and keep abreast of current events. What they don’t want, is to give companies their email addresses to prove it. Much of the online marketing world, however, seeks to change this. Growing numbers of websites, from magazines […]

YouTube channels must win audiences before winning ads

Google-owned YouTube is curbing advertising on some channels as it seeks to reduce pairing ads with inappropriate content YouTube on Thursday stopped placing ads on channels with fewer than 10,000 views in a move aimed at preventing people from making money off offensive or pirated videos. /4988204/Phys_Story_InText_Box The move came with YouTube striving to derail […]

The web looks like shit | The Outline

Auto-play videos lurking in unopened tabs. Pop-ups that won’t go away. Photos that won’t load. Text that’s invaded by ads. It’s hard to complain about the internet without feeling like a mom struggling to post on Facebook, but going online has started to feel like an assault on the senses. The internet so often feels […]