Episode 3.02 The Ad-Driven Web, Part II

The responsibilities of producers, consumers, and advertisers on the modern web

In which we continue our conversation from 3.01, turning our attention from the system issues which led to the modern state of the web to what we ought to do about it—as consumers of content, as producers of content, and even as advertisers.

  • Quartz: “Over one-fifth of people use ad-blocking software—and it’s beginning to hurt”

  • Ad blocking:
  • The history of the internet:
  • @oluseyi on App.net:

    It is absolutely staggering how, once you visit a vendor’s site, nearly all of the ads you see for the next hour or two seem to be from that vendor. A real-time reminder of how much you’re being tracked.

    cc @winningslowly

    July 21, 2015 3:01pm

  • Do Not Track

  • Tracking-blockers:
    • Ghostery—alleged to have some similar issues to Adblock with their relationship to trackers.
    • Disconnect.me—the ad tracking blocker Chris users. Identifies what trackers and third-party cookies are blocked on any given page, and allows you to enable or disable them as you like.
  • Previously on the show:

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