Re: Google Contributor: An Ad-Blocking Alternative
I'm with you, Thomas; They had me until somewhere around the halfway mark. Ten dollars to maybe block half of the ads on some pages/apps, sometimes, if the publisher allows it? That seems a little steep, and the lack of an all-in option (and general mumness on future plans) seems auspicious; streaming video sites like Twitch already offer subscription services, often in the five dollar range, that allow you to see no ads, ever; and that's for multi-minute video ads. Mix in the lack of details on tracking/analytics, the lack of removing that bloat, etc., and it seems like a bit of a halfhearted effort from Google. Still a cool concept, but I think the execution here will prevent it from really catching on.