Web surfing ruined by ads

September 18, 2008

I’ve noticed over the past few months my web surfing experience has slowly gone down hill. My favorite sites are plagued by increasingly invasive ads. You know what I’m talking about. Rather than having the little flash ad at the top of the screen where you need to click rapidly to play the game or the one on the side panel with the live chat site with the cute girl (digg), they blanket the screen and force you to click the close button (computerworld). The GMC ad (espn) which pops up in the middle of the screen, the ads which open up when your mouse pointer inadvertently crosses over the ad, all of this in addition to the pop ups. Maybe you just learn to live with it or maybe you decide to do something about it. The web surfing population so far has decided to live with the problem. I hope we don’t get to the point where we end up surfing ads, rather than surfing for content.

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