Or to be specific, the link points to a screenshot I uploaded on my Photobucket site. Today, beginning at about 5pm Pacific time, I’m seeing a huge banner ad at the top of my browser screen. It isn’t a toolbar that I can turn off or hide, but it’s in the page of content. It takes up about one sixth of the total real estate of my screen, which sucks especially because it was already hard to read a page of text. I had already moved my task bar over to the right edge to obtain more vertical window size.
Many of the ads are animated and I have a very poor DSL connection. At the moment, I’m looking at ads for Google Maps, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets, and Skype. To the right of those, it’s “V” Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets. Mention this ad and receive $500 off.
Now I must admit, there is a close button at the upper right of this garbage, which I can click to get rid of it.
Silly Spectre, the internet won’t go away - it will just get buried in a deluge of singing, dancing, popping-up ads that you spend more time clicking to make them go away than you do reading actual pages.
I’d be happy not to see “Encinitas Mom Makes $77/Hr Online” at the top of my SDMB screen. Then it states;
“Unemployed Mom Makes $6,397/Month Working Online.”
How the hell can she make 6000+ a month working yet be unemployed?
Although she’s pretty cute, I’m not clicking on it to find out what she does.