I just posted this message on FaceBook. I am sick and tired of ads intruding on what I am trying to do. The auto-play audio ads are the worst--your only option is to turn off your speakers or mute your sound, which is not what you want to do if you are trying to watch and listen to a news item!!!
" Ok. I understand. Free sites such as Facebook and Hub Pages, and numerous others exist and are able to be free to use because of advertising on said pages.
HOWEVER, that said, the ads are getting out of hand in the extreme. They are becoming intrusive to an intolerable level, trying to force you to see them and/or listen to them.
How many times have you been trying to watch and listen to a video clip, whether news or something funny--does not matter which--and some stupid advertising audio comes on and auto-plays, drowning out what you are actually interested in listening to?
How many times have you had a second site open in another tab, and one of those same ads comes up, and TAKES OVER that tab, replacing what you had open with the ad???
Just HOW do these companies think that such tactics are going to win you over to their product???? That is the worst possible kind of PR I can think of. I don't know anyone who appreciates that, and for me, anyway, it has the opposite effect: I will NEVER patronize that company, no matter what they are trying to sell!
PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE IF YOU AGREE!!!"
Please feel free to copy and share on your own FaceBook page, and see if we can have some effect in stopping this extremely annoying practice.
I'm with you 100% on this! I often listen to music while reading articles or web surfing, and auto-play ads are extremely exasperating. There are web sites that I refuse to visit because they are infested with these things.
It is aggravating in the extreme, because they are also invisible--you cannot find them anywhere on the page to mute them or close them.
And, on some, where they do have a speaker icon, it doesn't work; it's disabled so you cannot mute the thing.
The same for "x'es" in the corners to close an ad; either they don't work or are bogus, and clicking on them, instead of closing the ad, opens up a full-screen version!
It is dishonesty at its worst!
What about surveys? I start reading (or writing) something and out of the blue a box appears in the center, "You have been chosen for a survey." Annoying as the pop-up ads.
You can get "Adblock Plus" extension for Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer to stop ads.
ohmigosh, I thought it was only me. I thought it was a virus or something. I'm gonna copy and paste your announcement right now. I especially hate iLivid. Because that is a virus and they are trying so hard to get you to download it. Totally sucks.
I hate these ads! And it's not just Facebook where this is happening. I so agree with you MzLizzy.
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