It's Too Bad Pop Up Blocking Software Is Even Needed
from the what-a-waste dept
While Earthlink has gotten a ton of publicity for offering pop up blocking software with their ISP service, someone is pointing out how sad it is that things have gotten so bad that getting rid of annoying ads is now a marketing tool. The writer says, as naive as it sounds, she had hoped that the internet would reach its potential without becoming a huge annoying billboard run by advertisers – rather than the perfect platform for the consumers who made it such a big deal in the first place. The article also points out that once sites started using popups, they stopped caring about their readers completely. It was all about how much more they could annoy their users – which, as I try to point out at least a few times each day – is the (weak) business model of those who have no creativity.