Wednesday, November 28, 2012

An App For An Ad: Is It A Lot To Ask?

I feel like I haven't been myself lately. Too warm, caring...nice. I do not wear nice very well. It is time to start bitching about things again.

So you know what has been getting me more and more pissed off...internet ads. Like on youtube, or if you click on an online newspaper...bam, there they are. Now, I fully understand the idea behind these increasingly annoying mini-documentaries, but lately they are becoming longer and more difficult to escape.

They have decided that maybe we shouldn't have the option of skipping this ad in 5,4,3,2,1 seconds. Some ads no longer give you that option. It's 30 seconds of crap...30 seconds. On the internet that's like combining dog years and light years. And, how about the ads which take over the entire screen, just as the clip you want to see is about to begin. Now they have flashing ads which make you want to smash the screen, along with ads that push in from the sides, bottom ads and the worst ones are where they emit a sound from another window and you have to minimize everything else to find where these incredibly irritating voices are coming from.

Ads are becoming more and more prevalent, and they're not ever gonna go away. My question is...where are the geeks in all of this? Why haven't they come up with a way to stop these insidious, non-stop commercials? Some type of App to cut them off as soon as they start. We need this. I would pay for this.

You know of course where all of this is heading... premium internet use. Pay more money for non-commercial web browsing. It's already happening on some of the music streaming sites. Whether it becomes a viable option is anyone's guess right now. That's why we need an App.

I would pay for this. Not much, but a couple of bucks, at least.

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  1. Premium internet doesn't appeal to me at all. I'm already paying through the nose to my ISP, I try not to add to that bill by signing up for premium Pay services too. Not really an answer, but just my reality

  2. There are tons of ad blockers available for chrome and firefox.

  3. well, thank you so much, she says as she goes off to google....