Ads are everywhere. In magazines, newspapers, by the side of the road, on TV, all over the Internet.
There is a constant effort to brainwash us into spending our hard earned money. Even if we’re really good at not falling for it, it’s a hassle. It’s a constant background noise that drives our focus away from important things and content of real value.
Unfortunately, we can’t block all of the commercial content. But we can block some of it. I use uBlock Origin. It has plugins for Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Opera. It’s lightweight and It helps with blocking the most aggressive (pop up, pop under… You know the ones) ads.
Now, I appreciate some content providers rely on these ads for survival. That’s fine. I’m considerably more tolerant towards companies that are transparent about it. Don’t force ads on me, and I won’t block them. I simply don’t appreciate the aggressiveness.
At the end of the day, we all have to decide what level of spam we can live with. I set my bar with uBlock. What’s your level of tolerance?