Anti-AdBlock as Class Issue

I took up Josh Stearns’ recent question on the subject.

Most know Stearns as one of journalism’s best minds. He recently covered the Washington Post‘s anti-ad blocking moves (or, tests to be clear). I opined on this as a matter affecting poor people. That comment has generated its own replies.

One interesting stat, via CNN, has to do with site bloat. More websites take longer to load, although the number of images and text weight has been virtually unchanged. Trackers, cookies and advertising backwash appear to be the culprits.