I was contemplating the thread about annoying commercials, and I realized that the ads that I encounter online can be far worse than TV.
Lately there are two genres that are deriving me up the wall, and both do that because of the thumbnails.
“People/businesses/police in (insert your location here) are going crazy/fuming/outraged over new business/new rule/whatever.” The Thumbnail with the ad is so far away from the reality of my location that it is obvious someone isn’t even trying to make sense. We have no such buildings. The DMV is a trailer, not a big office. That’s not a local police car.
Ads for all sorts of assorted things and thumbnails that are completely unrelated. Takes clickbait to a new low, because they aren’t pretending to show you interesting things while bombarding you with ads. They are selling what they won’t show you.
I know, this is what the Internet is. But couldn’t they at least pretend to try? If they want to sell me something, they shouldn’t expect to succeed using a terminal sloth.
What’s the worst you have seen?