Adblocking; Don’t Blame The Consumer

I used to love commercials as a kid. I loved all types of advertising. However, it wasn’t until I ordered the sea monkeys from a comic book and got something that wasn’t quite up to snuff (what the heck was that anyway?) that I started to distrust certain kinds of ads.

Here's your chance to be popular! 1953
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That’s what led me to talk about this particular subject. In deference to those who feel people like me are causing them to lose a lot of money, I decided it was time to take on the subject of “adblocking”.
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Download Your Facebook Information And Be Illuminated!

In my continuing story concerning losing all my hard drive data because of a Windows 10 update, which led to my talking about making sure it didn’t happen again since I purchased the IDrive backup system, I’ve been on a quest to try to recover certain parts of my data from social media sites.

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This led me to wondering if there was a way to get my images from Facebook. I’ve been on the site just over 10 years and I’ve uploaded lots of pictures there, including those of family members that most of them had never seen. This set me on a journey towards discovery… and the last thing I discovered was stunning! Stick around…
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What’s Your Gullibility Factor?

I’m glad I understand SEO. If I didn’t, I could be one of those people who falls for those emails that show up saying “I found your site and noticed that you’re not ranked on the first page of Google. We can take care of that for you with a free assessment.” Those aren’t the exact words, but I’m betting most of you that have a website have seen something like that here and there.

Naive
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Or maybe you see something like this in your comments if you have a blog: “Wow, you’re really smart and this post is amazing. I’m going to subscribe and read everything you write from now on.” Tugs at your ego in a positive way doesn’t it?
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22 Things You Need To Do To Help Promote Your Blog Or Business On Social Media

I usually post articles here on Monday morning but I changed up this week for something special… at least for me. On Sunday I celebrated my 17th year of self employment as a consultant; let me take a moment for myself…

social media
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Thus, I moved this post to today, but in its own way it’s a milestone post, though not the one I thought it was going to be. At least I’m writing this post, which means I was able to figure out how to modify a new theme, which I talked about last week.
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Setting Your LinkedIn Privacy Preferences

Last week I was going through Flipboard when I came across an article about LinkedIn privacy. I knew I’d set up my site to protect some of my information, but I never thought much about the advertisements that show up now.


That’s because I got on LinkedIn in 2006, back before they were trying to be Facebook, and they didn’t have advertisements. Now they have advertisements along with the newsfeed, something else they didn’t have a long time ago, and track a lot of other information that I hadn’t thought of.
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