Not that I am very tech savvy or anything . . .

First, thanks to all who helped me resolve the auto video issue in the Pet peeve, Part 1 post yesterday.

I have since blocked ads and stopped videos from automatically playing — though I was more concerned with videos using up my monthly (i.e. limited) data usage. I’m trying out an ad blocker add-on with Firefox, but may not use it for long, because I don’t mind seeing ads.

Then I upgraded my OS from Vista to Windows 8, a vast improvement all around.

One thought: If so many of us block ads from appearing when we go on to various sites, what does that do for the advertisers and for the sites who rely on those advertisers?

Are we undermining the web as a viable commercial enterprise?


— Jillian