I have written previously about Ad Blocking and Content Blocking. Here’s a new one … click through to the Washington Post from a link – and they spot that I have my content blocker on … notice – content – not ad – blocker. But they call it an ad-blocker.
Well I guess they must know better than I – with all that tracking that Ghostery is revealing .
Still – it is interesting – I want some of their content – they want something from me – in this case my email – which not only unlocks this story – but now subscribes me to their ‘First Reads Newsletter’ … well hello – that is a lot of tradeoff to read one article.
I tried going directly to their site and got a similar pop up – but this one included a “free (their bold) 6-week digital subscription.”. Just for kicks I entered an email id – and got
“Error while subscribing, please try later”
Still haven’t read the article – life is too short.