Now a days, where companies like Facebook and the likes use our information in unclear ways, it is not unexpected to see more and more Ad-blockers being used.
As a person that surfs the Internet, and being concerned about my privacy or how my data is being used, I totally get it when a person starts using an Ad-Blocker.
There is one huge downside to this though:
Websites that offer content for free depend on the income from these ads to cover their expenses.
Just to give you an idea: Tweaking4All looses about 40% of its income due to AdBlockers.
Keep in mind that even if we'd receive 100%, this would still barely covers the cost for running the servers, registering the domains, etc.
I'm not even talking about the huge amount of hours I spend on writing articles, writing free applications, and offering folks support.
A handful of users show their appreciation by sponsoring me, by sending a cup of coffee or a small donation (here).
But the very vast majority does not, and I do respect that as well.
Because of this, I wanted to make visitors more aware of what the impact of using Ad-Blockers is for those providing free content.
So here the friendly request, but most certainly not mandatory, to disable Ad-Blockers for Tweaking4All.
Please let me know if you have any feedback, experience issue, etc.