Way to go Yahoo! It's funny seeing all these ABP users squirm when a large entity takes the fight to them.
You guys realize like, you get to search on Yahoo and use their email service FREE of charge, right? That's kind of the point of the advertisements. Yahoo spends $$$ on hosting, design, programmers, etc. They don't make you spend a penny. So there are advertisements.
The longer people continue to use AdBlock, the worse it will get. Eventually you either won't be able to access most websites or you'll have to pay to use them. Places like Hulu had to increase the amount of advertisements they have because of AdBlock users. YouTube Red was recently released, a PAID version of YouTube that's ad free.
I don't understand why you get so mad about advertisements. You choose which websites you go to, no one forces you to. Most of the "intrusive" ads people complain about are on torrent sites or other sites hosting illegal downloads. You realize people that host that kind of content are very limited on what advertisers will even work with them, right? So they pay for hosting (likely offshore hosting to avoid legal battles), a domain, pay for an enormous amount of bandwidth, risk going to jail... and the only way they can see revenue is to have advertisements and you all are so entitled you think you shouldn't have to view advertisements? The guy who made the site owns it, he can put whatever he wants to on it. You don't have to go there. But don't go waste his servers resources and bandwidth if you're not willing to contribute.
Then when websites like Yahoo!, which do not have pop ups, animations, random videos playing, etc... nothing intrusive about their ads at all - YOU STILL COMPLAIN AND THROW A FIT! How do you expect these people to earn money? They should just dish out millions on a free service for you and get NOTHING in return? Where on Earth do economics like THAT work?
The funniest thing about it is ads are a necessity and AdBlock Plus themselves admitted that. They went on a massive advertising campaign using paid advertisements to get more downloads - thus proving the point that advertisements are needed for exposure.
The internet is a great place BECAUSE it's a free environment for us all to coexist in. What Ad Block does is take that free society and forces ANY website that wants revenue to charge a monthly membership to use their site. I'd love to see how much all of you complain when every single site you enjoy going to makes you pay $10/month to use it. And even worse than that, the smaller sites don't have the amount of traffic to be able to sustain with monthly memberships. So you're basically helping the already huge companies like Google, Yahoo, Bing because they have the profits to drive into new methods of revenue. John and Jill who write on blogs don't have the viewership, traffic, or content to justify a paid membership. So they can't afford to keep dedicating 8 hours a day to write content for you to read for free, they can't keep paying monthly for hosting to host that content for you to see for free, they can't keep renewing that domain for you to go to so you can get free content.
You people are truly destroying the internet and I can't wait for more companies to stand up like Yahoo.