The New Battle Part II
The other day I mentioned my dislike of stores having “Black Friday” sales early Thanksgiving evening. Today, pop-up ads will get to feel my wrath. They suck – here’s why:
I have a computer that is pretty old. Though my internet speed is pretty fast, it takes a while for the processor in my computer to process all of the data that streams to the computer. I like to log on the computer, read what I need to read in e-mail and news sites, and get off to do things I have to do.
Pop-up ads are speed bumps on the information superhighway. (It’s been a while since anyone has used the term, “Information Superhighway”, hasn’t it?) Things go smooth until the computer hangs waiting for an ad to pop up. the most annoying part of these pop-up ads is that they are NEVER for anything I want or use. I have yet to spend a dime from ads shoved in my face. I am baffled that people buy products from ads that are annoying.
How many of you have you ever tried the product above? I never had, largely because I could only stand,hearing “HEAD-ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!” once or twice before the urge to throw the remote control through the television screen becomes strong enough to give the person applying the product a worse headache.
Advertising is a large part of life. I have no problems with ads that are properly placed and aren’t annoying. If I wanted to get irritated, I would have gotten married. When I’m at home or at work, I want things to go as smoothly and as pleasantly as possible. Prostitution is a multibillion dollar-per-year business without using ads because prostitutes know that they can’t sell their services if the johns get annoyed.
My solution is strong, but it will work with help from those of you who are annoyed as I am:
- Boycott the products that are popping up, That alone will not be enough as I don’t buy pop-ups, but it’s the foundation of steps needed to stop pop-ups.
- Write to the webmaster stating your displeasure in popup ads.
- (If the first two steps do not work) Boycott the static ads that aren’t popping up. One might say that it’s unfair that legitimate ads be boycotted, but so is shoving ads in your face and hogging up resources on your computer.
- Quit visiting that website. If nobody goes to a website, nobody will buy ads because nobody will see ads.
I haven’t made many campaign promises, but I promise to be less annoying than either the Republican, Democratic, or Green Party candidates. (And equally as annoying as the Libertarian Party candidate.) Together, we can quit getting annoyed.
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