Some ads are really well done. Some are not. Some are ok but so far off topic / awful I would like to ban them from my computer.
I have never been a fan of advertisement, but now that advertisement is my primary source of income I am a little more interested in making them better. 🙂 And honestly, ads can be really helpful if they are talking about a new IDE or something else I want to know about.
And that is the key. I want to control what type of ads I see. I really don’t want some algorithm based on my birthday, occupation, and other demographics. Those details put me in a category that I really don’t identify with. The same is probably true for you as well.
Give me the ability to thumb-up the ads I like and thumb-down the ads that I don’t. Pandora style. Actually Pandora would be a great place for this to start. Yes, I know that thumbing them all down will not get rid of all advertisements. I will just get stranger and stranger matches. I am smart enough to give you good feedback so I get better ads, and you will get feedback on which ads are hits and which are duds.