I myself was using Adblock for while, but then I realized how much it actually hurts companies, websites, and various people who depend on this to make their money. Sure you may think that a single person (yourself) blocking ads is not going to hurt them but when everyone else is doing it too it really adds up.
Take twitch streams for example like Towellie whos every day job is streaming and providing excitement and entertainment for the gaming community. If all of a sudden his yearly income went from $50,000 down to $10,00 a year, he can no longer support himself or his family all because you didn't feel like watching a 15 or 30 second advertisement. And this just doesn't pertain to YouTube or twitch...what about your favorite website you visit each and every day like MMO champion. They have ads on their website as well. If you aren't viewing those ads to help support your favorite website then what happens when they announce they have to shut down because they now have no operating income because you couldn't bother to see a small ad on the side of your screen.
It really does go much deeper than this so if you wish you can watch my video where I really go in depth about the serious damage AdBlock causes to everyone.
[I deleted the video because people can't seem to handle opinions. But feel free to continue this discussion on blocking ads. I however am done]Sorry, but I had to step back in and defend my stance.
I do NOT support AdBlock and never will again. THAT is my opinion. I deleted the video because all it was doing was attracting negative attention because people didn't agree with what I was saying which is fine. But they were also leaving terrible comments and insults that just aren't necessary. I can handle being disagreed with and so you should be able to handle me trying to defend my stance on the matter and not have people get all bent out of shape.
It's obvious that people have strong opinions on this matter and it's also apparent most people here don't agree with NOT using AdBlock so me trying to convince the hundreds on people here saying they will continue to use it is pointless. So I am done. Continue on discussing without me. Just because I can't convince others doesn't mean my stance changes.
What is wrong with me saying that?