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Websites — even more annoying now

January 7, 2013 - Per Peterson
Imagine you’re sitting at your kitchen table, reading the paper — the real paper, the one you hold in your hand, the one you try to fold as you hold it, only to eventually have to lay it down on the table and press down in the middle because you keep creasing it in the wrong place, and then it folds crookedly. Yeah, that one. Anyway, you’re holding your paper and someone comes along and slowly lifts it upwards. Then you lower it back down to your eye level and that same person raises it again. Sound annoying? It would be, just like most every website these days. As if pop-up ads weren’t already annoying enough, they’ve progressed to the point of pushing down the text and art that you’re trying to view. Then you have to scroll back up to resume reading. Then it starts automatically scrolling down again — you can’t control it. Seems to me that advertisers should wise up, because it’s hard to believe that these annoying ads have much of an impact when all they seem to be doing is getting in the way. The only time I look at one of these ads is to find the "close" botton. My answer: Buy a paper and hold it tight — that way, you’re in control. Shameless plug, but it had to be said.


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