Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Wired Launches Their Paywall

Wired has been one of the worst offenders for intrusive ads and overly-aggressive anti-ad blocking scripts that prevent you from reading the article. Subscribing online will drop all ads from their website, which is terrific, but there’s no word on whether non-subscribers will have a better reading experience to entice them to sign up. Based on what I’ve seen so far today, they don’t seem very worried that readers’ initial impression will still be pretty poor.