Wise to What’s on the Internet
Joe and returning guest Tim Challies discuss ad blockers and porn blockers.
Highlights and Show Notes
What price are you willing to pay for something you believe is wrong? This week on the podcast, Joe is joined by special guest Tim Challies to discuss ad blocking and online pornography. Tim once wrote for his site about why he supports sites by living with online ads — not using ad blockers. Tim has also written and given talks around the world concerning online pornography. Joe and Tim debate what families can do to enjoy safer experiences on the Internet.
Show Notes & Links
- Tim’s website, Challies.com
- Tim’s first appearance on TechTonic, Episode #5: ‘RSS Feeds let You be a Grownup’
- Tim’s book, Sexual Detox: A Guide for Guys Who are Sick of Porn
- iMore: Ad blockers for Mac OS X
- iMore: How to block ads on your iPhone or iPad
- Blockers for iOS:
- Tim’s original article: A Question About Advertising
- An alternative point of view in favor of ad blockers: ‘Negotiations’, an opinion piece by Matt Gemmell
- More alternative perspective: Don’t fight them, understand them
- The retaliation — Former Googler fights ad blockers with ad-blocker-blockers
- The ad blocker Joe used to use in Firefox, Adblock Plus
- Hopefuly how advertisers will respond — We want advertisers to be mindful of websites’ user experience, personalization, and better segmentation
- Tim’s articles on pornography
- Tim’s ‘Porn-free Family plan’
- When it comes to porn, Android users come out on top — Cult of Mac
- Pornfree Radio — If you would like a podcast and resources to help you more with your addiction, we would recommend you check out Matt Dobschuetz’ website and show.
- Video from Google Webmasters: How does Google Safesearch work?
- Services for online protection:
- Tim’s book ‘The Next Story’, which we highly recommend (an interesting educational read)
- Forbes: 3 Good reasons not to send nude photos via Snapchat
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