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Wired Offers Ad-Free Website to Appease Ad Blockers | Mike Mango

And it begins…the battle between publishers and ad-blockers has started. Wired who is know to the first publisher to push the boundaries is offering their readers an ad-free experience for $3.99/month.

Is this what people want, will they pay for content they are used to getting for me, is it really worth paying for an ad-free experience that isn’t Netflix or Hulu?

For me, I believe the general public will NOT pay for “free” content, but some of the numbers don’t agree with my belief.   

I still believe ad-blockers aren’t going to cause a major disruption in the media space, but I know there are few people in the industry that would agree with me.

Long live the days of the “free” internet!