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@tblock @humanetech Appart from convenience what's the motivation behind blocking ads? Anything doing any kind of tracking should of course be blocked. But just plain ads? What revenue model is the alternative (under capitalism)?

@humanetech @duncan_lithgow @tblock Ads means: buy this! And we live in a society where everything is going downhill. Just ask the UN. Biodiversity is lost at tremendous rates, people are exploited in masses, inequality is rising, waste is increasing by a lot, degradation of nature overall is increasing, climate change, and so on. And yet, ads are telling us we should keep on consuming endlessly. In 2019 humans spent double the amount of money on ads than they spent on renewable energies.

So I would argue the "tracking" is not the biggest issue with ads at all. It is the "ads" themselves, that are a result of our trade based society. A society that all it values is trading, this for that.

And yeah, on top of this all, ads encourage those who make them to hype anything, lie, deceive....

So, a lot of issues with a(i)ds.

@tio @duncan_lithgow @tblock

I agree with what you say. Though I'd like nuance (at least how I look at it) that we have the Ads model we so abhor. And then we have the innocuous verb 'to advertise', meaning: showing what you have.

The latter we can't do without. If you hadn't 'advertised' #TROM I wouldn't know about it.

If behind a door is a bakery but no indication it is there, then no one will get to their bread.

So I think not all advertising is bad. But the word itself we see as 'evil'.

@humanetech @duncan_lithgow @tblock To advertise, promote, showcase something, is different from the "ads" that we see today, at least most of them. Of course I am referring to the ads-industry. Not UN for example "advertising" (promoting/showcasing) their pledge to feed poor people. At times our words are not sufficient to distinguish such things.

So the ads-market is what I am talking about of course. The ads that are about consumerism.

@tio @humanetech @duncan_lithgow Yes, consumerism is probably the most appropriate word for the problem we are talking about

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