When checking out my blog I’ve become increasingly annoyed by the ever more intrusive ads that WordPress has been littering the screen with. No doubt you have also.
So I’ve finally paid up for the WordPress Personal Plan, whose main selling point seems to be the removal of ads.
I guess that, at the end of the day, each internet player has to fund its activities somehow, so I don’t really criticise WordPress for their approach. Each has to find its own way. The amazing examples are Mozilla and Wikipedia, who seem to survive through donations and much idealism.
Picture ‘no more ads, still a fence’ by Andreas Manessinger via Wikimedia Commons.