[ExI] Gmail has ads!!!

Ben Zaiboc bbenzai at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 24 20:50:53 UTC 2010

BillK <pharos at gmail.com> exclaimed:

> Gmail has ads!!!   I never knew.
> I've used gmail for over 5 years and never seen any of
> their ads.
> Either Adblock Plus or CustomizeGoogle (Firefox add-ons)
> will make
> them disappear, and I use both.
> I suspected there was something missing in that big blank
> space at the
> right hand side - now I know.   :)

Yes, browsing is an entirely different (and intensely irritating) experience if you can't use Firefox, or some similar Adblock-capable browser.

I see the constant struggle between ads and blockers as similar to the evolution of parasites and immune systems. (Same with spam, viruses, spyware, DRM, etc.).  It'll be interesting to see what evolves over time, especially when this technology starts migrating inwards to our brains.

Ben Zaiboc


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