Sincerely, The World
- Design ads viewers want to click on.
- Don’t obstruct access to content.
- Track ad views and clicks. Nothing else.
Surely it’s that simple.
working months on a blocker, and then you decide to take it from market because you realized is kinda bad. OK.
Ad mafia offered him $1.000.000 for taking it down. Developer now lives on a secret island together with the creator of Flappy Bird.
I bet he did it.
This can't possibly have been it. Follow your statement to its logical conclusion: Step 1) Developer creates Content Blocker. Step 2) Ad media bribes developer to take it down. Step 3) Different developer creates Content Blocker. Step 4) Ad media bribes second developer to take it down. Step 5) Loop ad infinitum.
I strongly suspect (or at least I hope) you say this sarcastically, so I'm probably barking up the wrong tree here...
Probably bribe only the #1, because the competition ain't that good.
I'm pretty much 100% confident that someone else can make a Content Blocker as good as Marco Arment's was. In fact, I believe there are already two. It's silly for "big ad media" to buy them all out.
First, you've assumed he worked on it for months, which isn't something you could possibly know for sure. Second, he realized that as someone who operates an ad-supported site, it was hurting his business. Third, he realized the potential backlash from people and he clearly doesn't seem like the type of person who wants to upset anyone. Fourth, this isn't even the right DN post for this comment to be in!