Unhealthy trend of ads - unacceptable distractions, visual annoyancesWith the internet, the beauty is the information and matter are at the tip of the hands. It is easily available and often free of cost (apart from internet charges that one has to pay).
Now almost any website we regularly visit has big ads placed, obvious colours that are hurting to the visual perception we have, sometimes large ads that are distracting with provocative images ( Singles online, dating ads).
Pop-ups have become expanding visual distractions, some sites do not allow you proceed unless you read the content or click on the ad at least 1-2 times. Some ads have loud music and bright colour images or semi-clad model images that change at a very rapid pace. It worse with mobile apps.
Nothing comes free and websites need to generate revenue, this fact is understood. Are they overdoing it? I see a day not far away wherein the viewer would just change to another way of getting information and the site loses it's visitor numbers. For instance, I used to check the price of shares from some websites but it was so disturbing that I just google now (with a little more inconvenience).
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