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Marco Mena
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So it looks like someone is going to run with the idea of a non-ad-based social platform.  I don't know if they'll get it right - I'm sure many will never entertain the idea of actually paying for a service, but it would be nice to live in a world where I didn't have to whore my data for the sake of keeping in touch with friends.  In any case, I bought in since I like the idea.  We'll see.
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Yep - that's another valiant effort albeit with a different approach. I like this one because it's in line with my "if you offer a good service, people will pay for it" philosophy (which I admit may be unrealistic but I really think should be more of the way things are done).
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Installed AdBlock extension for Chrome - the web suddenly looks so much cleaner - it cleans out all Facebook, Google, NYT, etc. ads. Now I'm trying to determine the morality of depriving these companies of the right to advertise. Is there an issue here? Should I feel guilty?
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Dennis - I don't have a DVR but I suppose it's the same argument. I actually buy shows from Amazon or stream from Netflix - I choose to pay for the show in exchange for skipping commercials. That's what I mean by having the option to "do the right thing". I agree no one should be forced to watch ads but I wonder what would happen if everyone installed ad blockers.
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