WebWasher Jumped the Shark?Literacy Weblog)
For about five years, I’ve used WebWasher — a free program that blocks ads from web pages. Since then, it’s probably saved me several days of time that I would have spent waiting for ads to download or trying to figure out how to close an annoying pop-up without accidentally clicking through. But it seems the last 2 or 3 versions have started garbling the HTML as it tries to filter out the ads. Is this something the ad people are doing deliberately, to annoy people like me? Maybe the developers of WebWasher are running out of steam and not able to keep up with the evil marketers. I can’t really complain, since WebWasher was a free service.