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http://news.slashdot.org/story/15/05/22/1318215/ads-based-on-browsing-history-are-coming-to-all-firefox-users
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Mozilla has announced plans to launch a feature called "Suggested Tiles," which will provide sponsored recommendations to visit certain websites when other websites show up in the user's new tab page. The tiles will begin to show up for beta channel users next week, and the company is asking for feedback. For testing purposes, users will only see Suggested Tiles "promoting Firefox for Android, Firefox Marketplace, and other Mozilla causes."
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nooooooooooooooooooooo.............
time to use IE then... lol..
Edited by ondoy - 5/22/15 at 10:58am
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Firefox is already a resource hog because of my browsing habits. I'm not looking forward to this for those reasons. I'm curious if they can implement ads that are smarter than Google and actually draw attention to sites that can be interesting due to content instead of only sites that provides goods and services.
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While I understand that people hate ads in and of themselves, aren't relevant ads a good better thing?

For example, you go on your browser and instead of seeing an ad for cookies and ponys, you instead see an ad for the newest hotness in gpus or waterblocks. Sure, no ads would be nice, because...**** ads. But if you're going to see an ad, why not see a relevant one.

But then I guess invasion of privacy is a concern? Not sure to what extent they abuse your privacy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by godftw View Post

While I understand that people hate ads in and of themselves, aren't relevant ads a good better thing?

For example, you go on your browser and instead of seeing an add for cookies and ponys, you instead see an ad for the newest hotness in gpus or waterblocks. Sure, no ads would be nice, because...**** ads. But if you're going to see an ad, why not see a relevant one.

But then I guess invasion of privacy is a concern? Not sure to what extent they abuse your privacy.

No ads based past history not only annoying but actually bad. I buy an ssd and then for 2 months am bombarded by ssd ads, then I go and buy a power washer for my garage and bam ssd ads are gone now they advertise power washers to me, don't you see how wrong and annoying this is? I'm yet to see an intelligent ad that will show me something i'm in market for BEFORE I already got it.
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Good thing I don't have the new tab page set as the default.

about:blank is where the party's at.


about:config -> browser.newtab.url -> " about:blank " ( or whatever your preferred page be )


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmitriy View Post

No ads based past history not only annoying but actually bad. I buy an ssd and then for 2 months am bombarded by ssd ads, then I go and buy a power washer for my garage and bam ssd ads are gone now they advertise power washers to me, don't you see how wrong and annoying this is? I'm yet to see an intelligent ad that will show me something i'm in market for BEFORE I already got it.

You're in the minority of the average consumer if you already know what you want and go straight to it and buy it instead of shopping around for a few days first.


Edit: Typos for typing without thinking biggrin.gif
Edited by Shrak - 5/22/15 at 11:24am
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1) I'm sure you can disable it, Firefox has always been very good with this kinda stuff being optional.

2) I wouldn't mind all the generic, crappy sensationalist ads being replaced with anime/cars/etc.
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

Good thing I don't have the new tab page set as the default.

about:blank is where the party's at.


about:config -> browser.newtab.url -> " about:blank " ( or whatever you're preferred page be )
.

Just do this
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You're in the minority of the average consumer if you already know what you want and go straight to it and buy it instead of shopping around for a few days first.

How on earth do ads help someone who is researching? Research means that you actually google the products read reviews look at comparisons, no one who is researching something will buy based on ads. Ads are only good in cases that you are in the market for something but not wiling to do any research on this topic and if i'm not wiling to spend time on research I buy very quickly so ads will be too late for me.
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since when did the internet have ads??

i've... never seen any.

are they everywhere??!
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