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A few months ago, I complained about the insane state of today's advertising and the evil that is VPAID...

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Ad tech needs to wise up, otherwise we all use Ad blockers
Artem Russakovskii originally shared:
A few months ago, I complained about the insane state of today's advertising and the evil that is VPAID ads https://plus.google.com/+ArtemRussakovskii/posts/VgrLdYcoifr.

These ads destroy performance, leech bandwidth by 10s of megabytes, and are served by major ad networks, including Google's own AdX and AdSense.

Today, these VPAID ads are as popular as ever - and that is just disgusting. They're the real cancer of the advertising industry.

To showcase just how evil they still are, I took a single AdX ad tag and put it on an otherwise empty page. A static image ad loads, but it's secretly a VPAID one. It then randomly switches to a video, then back to a static image, then back again - it's like a never-ending self-reloading cascade of garbage.

GIF: https://gfycat.com/PositiveLateAlligator.

Right now after several minutes of just leaving this one single ad open, I'm a…

RIP Christina Grimmie +zeldaxlove64 Christina Grimmie @TheRealGrimmie #RIPChristina Just learned today...

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RIP Christina Grimmie+zeldaxlove64 Christina Grimmie@TheRealGrimmie#RIPChristina

Just learned today that someone I followed on YouTube for around 4 years has died after a gun attack after a concert she just finished in Florida. A life cut so short and a talented singer songwriter who was doing it her way to make a living in the industry.

May you R.I.P

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36506082


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