Sunday, March 6, 2011

Things That Annoy Me Online

This frustrates me incredibly.  When I am online, I am not reading a book.  I do not need to "turn pages."  I wish to use the lovely invention, "scrollbar," as this is a highly efficient way of scanning text and images at a rapid pace without having to wait on each page segment to load individually.  I realize that this is probably a devious way of increasing the ads-to-article ratio, but seriously they could just have the ads rotate (if they can do it on the electronic billboards I know they can do it on a website!!)

I'm serious.  I do boycott products that give pop-up ads, especially the pop-up-on-mouseover kind or the float-downward-with-the-page kind.  Back in undergrad, I cancelled Netflix because their popups annoyed me so much.

I also boycott products with really stupid commercials.  But that's a story for another day.


  1. I hate the pop-ups that freeze the screen for 30-60 seconds.......I'm not using FB as much as I was because of the ads that require you to ask why the ad is annoying....

  2. Heck, I boycott the websites that use them.