- Mar 21, 2005
We didn't need the ad-blockers when the banners were the old style gif/jpeg ones. When they auto play video or audio it's time to block them.
I agree with this -- but in reverse. Site owners need to get over it and find new and better ways to pay for their websites than pushing unwanted ads at every user.Too bad. Websites have to be paid for somehow. People need to get over it. I welcome browsers screwing with adblockers.
Micropayments haven't worked.I agree with this -- but in reverse. Site owners need to get over it and find new and better ways to pay for their websites than pushing unwanted ads at every user.
MozillaIt's funny how I see many people on the net saying "well, I'll just switch to Firefox." Who do they think is funding Firefox's development?
The Mozilla Foundation is funded by donations and 2% of annual net revenues from the Mozilla Corporation, amounting to over US$8.3 million in 2016. ... In November 2014, Mozilla signed a five-year partnership (effective December 2014) with Yahoo!, making Yahoo! Search the default search engine for Firefox in North America.
-- Mozilla booked $323 million in royalties in 2014, up about 7% from the year earlier. Most of those royalties reflected partnerships with Google, in which Mozilla was paid for browser users' search queries that went to partners' search engines.
Upkeep cost is an expense a webmaster chooses to incur.How does a content site pay for itself if it's not with advertising?
Do you know what a rhetorical question is?Mozilla
Are you being deliberately obtuse? It doesn't matter what Google is paying for from Mozilla, Mozilla uses that money to fund browser development. Therefore, yes, Google is funning a very large percentage of that open source project. Just as when you buy a new car, you're funding the development of new models. Mozilla needs that money, as Google is their single largest source of funds. As soon as Mozilla becomes a bigger disadvantage than an advantage to Google, Google will pull that rug out from under them. Once a large enough percentage of Firefox's users end up blocking Google's ads, then Google isn't gaining anything by paying to be the default search engine.Google is not paying Mozilla to support open source or a project that benefits the web. They pay to be the default search engine in the browser and receive traffic to their own search engine and consequently to their ads, which is their prime revenue stream. If anything, you're benefitting Firefox and Mozilla by switching from Chrome to Firefox and increasing Firefox's market share. In turn, they can charge more to Google and let you have an open browser.
Google is also paying Apple billions to be the default search engine in iOS. Are they "funding" Apple because they like the iPhone and iPad?