Adblocker pop-ups

I’m having a pop-uppy day today. First time I’ve encounter this one from The Atlantic:


Which reminds me of this one from Forbes:


I still feel a mixed bag of reactions to these sorts of messages. I totally understand the need for these publications to make money in order to exist, but I resent the imposing way that ads track and impair my browsing experience, slowing websites to a crawl sometimes and eating my mobile data. 

Options like these then, were you can pay or sign in for the sites to be add free are smart and seemingly the best option. Thinking about the Forbes option here though, I wonder how they get value from me just signing in with Google? Now I’ve done it I’ve stopped ads in exchange for just my basic Google profile details (so said the authentication box). Let’s see if I start getting loads more marketing emails maybe…