Hello dear reader,
I’ve been a follower and contributor to the Brave project for many years now.
The goal of Brave was always a very good idea to me.
Making the internet better.
One of the things Brave had on their list was revolutionizing ads, by
- Letting the user decide who they want to contribute the revenue to.
- Giving the user a share
- Calculating revenue based on the user attention (anonymously)
Blocking annoying ads and replacing them with more user friendly ads
- Making the most annoying ads to been seen in (or rather outside) the browser to scare off current and future users.
Wait, you don’t recall that last one? Yeah. Me neither.
That begs a question:
What were you thinking?
Why do you think people want to use a browser with an integrated ad blocker?
To see even more annoying ads?!
Remember, originally you wanted to reduce the annoyance of said ads, to give users a more comfortable experience.
Now at any time the browser is running, I’m bound to receive a noisy ad that blocks part of my screen and completely drags my attention from what I was currently doing or focusing on.
I can already feel how you want to ask me “then why don’t you turn it off?”, because I asked myself the same question.
Well sure. I could just switch away from Brave and be happy, but then I wouldn’t be happy, because Brave would be ruined just because of some poor decision.
You should really really make this an optional feature and instead focus on making Brave ads behave like actual ads the user wants to see.