On Ad Blockers, Paywalls, and Entitlement

Questioning the demand for unlimited free content

Pax Ahimsa Gethen
4 min readNov 28, 2023

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YouTube “play” logo with the Ad Block “hand” logo superimposed.

Since the dawn of intrusive advertisements, consumers have sought to avoid these interruptions to their viewing. This practice did not begin with the Internet. Many television viewers have left the room or muted the sound during commercial breaks. When VCRs became widely available, viewers fast-forwarded…

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