Great news: our #adblocker was added to the @humanetech list!🎉🎉

That's really motivating and encouraging, as well as our growing #community!

@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)?

@duncan_lithgow @tblock @humanetech Apart from these theoretical questions I am very happy not to be bothered by ads. I would rather pay a kind of "entrance" fee to a service contribute to existing costs.

@tinderness @duncan_lithgow @tblock @humanetech

My opinion : Ads are basically a violation of our free will, it is not possible to fight against ads like it is not possible to really erase some memory from your brain. To be able to control your consumption, you have first to skip ads.
Tracking is a related issue since used to target adds mainly.

@artlog @tinderness @duncan_lithgow @tblock @humanetech
I bet some of you will have that one TV commercial from your childhood etched into your memory, lol 😂

@artlog @tinderness @duncan_lithgow @tblock @humanetech
If I ask people to name 10 brand names they'll be able to do it in a minute, but if I ask them to name some volunteering or humanitarian projects, then I won't find many answers. So we make sure people know about a hundred different useless brands, but not the projects that actually cares about people. Believe it or not, but one important reason for many projects not having enough volunteers is because people don't even know they exist.

@futureisfoss well, my main job is a humanitarian project, so that's one at least - but I know what you mean. @artlog @tinderness @duncan_lithgow @tblock @humanetech

@futureisfoss we support individuals with intellectual disabilities here. and in the past I've worked in low-income public schools and a workshop for the elderly 😺 @artlog @tinderness @duncan_lithgow @tblock @humanetech

@catswhocode @artlog @tinderness @duncan_lithgow @tblock @humanetech
Happy to hear that, people like you make the world a better place. And I know there are many good people in the world who're willing to volunteer if they get the opportunity, that's why its important to make it accessible. Like I said, currently people know more brand names than they know about such projects, in a sane world this should be the other way around.


@futureisfoss I suspect that part of that is marketing? Like how a lot of kids know the name McDonald's because of the commercials @artlog @tinderness @duncan_lithgow @tblock @humanetech

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