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Morning Links: February 9, 2009

— Jack Lail has a few brief videos from an ONA Nashville conference on comments and using social media as journalists.

— It’s a week old, but this Wall Street Journal article details what happens when a web site decides to give its audience the choice to turn off ads.

— Chris Anderson gives a preview of his upcoming book on business models based on free products.

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  • Emily Sweeney

    Interesting WSJ article. Unfortunately a lot of Internet users are already “turning off” advertisements on every website they visit. The publishers of these websites may not even be aware of it.

    One of the most popular add-ons among Firefox users is a feature called AdBlock Plus. It’s been downloaded over 41 million times. I tried it out, and it works alarmingly well. Kinda scary. It erases display ads, pop-ups, and even Google search ads. I wrote about it here: