Why are Content Blocking Sites Shooting Themselves in the Foot?

Like many of you, I do much of my business and pleasure news-reading online.  Thanks to Pocket, my queue of articles to read has exploded: I try to read 20 – 25 articles a week.

I said, try.

Because of my voracious appetite for knowledge, my favorite Chrome extension, next to Buffer, is AdBlock.  It has truly been a Godsend: as I referenced in a post a few years ago, because of all the ads and pop-ups and other annoying pushy sales messages, news sites were almost unreadable.  I was ready to give up until AdBlock became part of my toolkit; I am now able to read 95% online than I used to.

However, that 5% is still hanging out there unread and it’s because of messages like this: