An Internet Free of Ads

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I’ve been using a browser extension called AdBlock for about a year now. It’s kind of like an app for your Web browser that blocks online pop-up advertisements. It’s similar to other pop-up blockers, but way better than any that I’ve tried. I’m writing a post about it because I think the couple who created and maintain AdBlock deserve a lot of credit for how well it works. And on top of that, it’s free! All the couple asks is for donations.

Recently, they have been trying to spread the word about AdBlock because they feel that everyone deserves to use the Web without being bombarded with ads every second. I totally agree!

One of the very few sites that I still sometimes get ads from is Hulu, which has been trying to find a way around AdBlock for a while now. Unfortunately, they’ve finally succeeded.  I’d imagine that a lot of corporations are trying to find ways around it, too, since ads equal potential profits. I think the couple who maintains AdBlock are updating it regularly as a way to “counter-attack” corporations like Hulu.

I am not advertising at all for them, nor do I work with them. I just feel that they deserve some credit and donations for their free product. Right now, they are collecting donations to create a special ad that will spread the word about AdBlock. Those who already have AdBlock won’t have to view it.

Click here to install AdBlock, or to learn more about it.

From AdBlock:

“Everyone deserves a better Web.

AdBlock has already given over 80 million people an ad-free Internet at no cost.

We want to empower all people around the world to choose an online world without advertising. We can reshape the whole Internet — it’s just a matter of spreading the word.”