Spotifree—OS X App for Muting Spotify Ads(spotifree.gordinskiy.com)

over 7 years ago from Kevin Rabinovich, Ideas, youth, tech, design, & education

  • Jesse C.Jesse C., over 7 years ago

    Also, how does it fair as far as being moral, empathetic, etc.? As designers, do we not at least strive to show empathy, understanding, and the like. Like you said, maybe it's not 'illegal', but is it something you would like done to yourself?

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    • Eric REric R, over 7 years ago

      Also, how does it fair as far as being moral, empathetic, etc.?

      I don't think its that much different from using AdBlock in your browser. By using that, a ton of sites that use Ads as the main source of revenue are now making nothing.

      The difference here of course is that Spotify offers a paid plan to turn off ads, unlike most websites that use ads.

      Also, if this just mutes the ad, doesn't the ad still run and count as an impression? I would assume they aren't actually losing any ad revenue through this if it works like that.

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