Dear Banner Ads, I’m Sorry To Say Goodbye, Here Is $5

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I understand the free services like LinkedIn, Yahoo, Google, Facebook are supported by ads.  But the ads are not well targeted or creepy and repetitive, too much in your face (2nd post on LinkedIn, every 5-7 posts on Yahoo.com) and ultimately waste a lot of my time scrolling pass them in order to see relevant content.

Today I turned on Ad Block https://getadblock.com/ which has helped me:

  • Removed all the sponsored links from LinkedIn
  • Remove the entire right hand side of “you may also know” to give me back more real estate on my screen
  • Remove 12 ads from NYTimes.com which I pay for the subscription
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I also sent a $5 payment to support the team behind Ad Block https://help.getadblock.com/support/solutions/articles/6000055836-how-can-i-support-adblock-

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Tony Tam

Senior Principal Architect @ Splunk Founder of ImpactfulEngineer.org & SFBadminton.org