Tuesday, December 11, 2007

New Pet Peeve

Admittedly, I have many pet peeves, but this one is really annoying and it has to do with internet advertising.

Yesterday, "Secatogue Henry" sent me an email that included a video. I opened the video but somehow the audio just didn't match the footage. I had "rolled over" some damn "Gap" ad that immediately started playing a "lively" video, audio and all, ruining my internet experience.

The thing about these ads is that they're normally banner ads. They're strategically placed between your cursor and the address bar on your browser so they're really easy to roll over. So while I'm sure they enjoy a fairly high "play rate" due to their subversive positioning, I'm also sure they mostly piss people off.

Not that I needed another reason to hate "the Gap." I've hated that company ever since they (along with Starbucks) bought every corner of NYC, "laming up" the city.

NOTE: The spellchecker in Blogger doesn't recognize the word "internet." Ironic.

11 comments:

Woodshedder said...

DT- you need to pull out all the stops.

Nuff said.

Bubs said...

DT time to get your own domain, blogger is for 4th tier bloggers. Your site has been taking longer to load lately.

Dinosaur Trader said...

Bubsy,

Yeah, not sure what that's all about. It has been slow. Thanks for pointing it out.

Maybe for the New Year. We'll see. DT may be monetizing eventually.

-DT

bloggerdotcom said...

Bro, use Firefox and get the extension called "AdBlock Plus".

It has completely changed my browsing experience. No ads anywhere with the option to block flash if you want.

mdawsz said...

DT, Internet is spelled with a capital I.

bdc, Ima gonna check that out. I FREAKIN hate pop up advertising of any form. Banners and the other stuff doesn't bother me but a lot of this 'newer' shit is getting really intrusive.

Dinosaur Trader said...

mdawsz,

What? Really?

Fuck Al Gore.

-DT

mdawsz said...

bloggerdotcom, I don't know what to say...ADBLOCK PLUS IS A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.

Seriously, thanks man! Killer.

Dinosaur Trader said...

mdawsz,

BDC isn't the only other blogger on "Team Dinosaur Trader" because he's an idiot.

When will a new column be ready BDC? The people want to know.

-DT

Bubs said...

It's about time you start whoring your blog out. Just recieved a $111 dollar check from Google.

tapeworm said...

i just got an email, and when i accidentally moved the cursor in the wrong place, maria bartiromo popped up

i'm passing it along to u, via the inner net

bloggerdotcom said...

Cheers mdawsz!

You'll probably notice better speed loading pages now, too - ABP prevents them SOB ads from even loading....

:)

AdBlock Plus: "Up in this motherfucker."