Ad Blocking – Seth Godin(sethgodin.typepad.com)

over 6 years ago from Patrick Smith, Product Designer @RoyalIcing, formerly @InfinityList

  • Clay MacTavishClay MacTavish, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    Critical thought? I am an ad developer. I am in the trenches all day building a lot of ads on the web and I see the metrics. The bottom line and the sad truth is that people click on the fucking ads, Yen.

    Just because a small community of pretentious designers have an opinion doesn't make it reality. Data doesn't lie; ads work.

    It is naive to think Apple isn't siloing the web away from it's competitors.

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    • Yen LaiYen Lai, over 6 years ago

      I don't know what your data is, but I think that data can be interpreted however you like. Especially if your livelihood depends on it, as yours apparently does.

      Reminds me of an Upton Sinclair quote: It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.

      And here's some data for you, since iOS9's release, ad blockers have held the top spot for paid apps on the store. And has had at least 2 of the top 4 and at one point 3 of the top five. What does that data tell you?

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      • Clay MacTavishClay MacTavish, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

        Same could be said for you, but thanks for your postulation and condescending bullshit, Yen.

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