Saturday, 3 March 2012

Advertisements Annoy


Advertisements come pestering me in many guises from all the directions. Sometimes they just annoy me, sometimes they disturb me and at some other times they make me feel like a buffoon. Advertisements are most annoying when they're forced. For example: In case of radio broadcasts. In case of any streaming of media advertisements find it their righteous role to come and haunt you from every direction like The Woman In Black does!


I find advertisements very annoying when I don't have an option of skipping them. There certainly are a few services which provide you an option of skipping ads but not all of them are kind. Some of them look like on a mission to make these ads enter into your subconscious.


I am not saying that advertisements are not informative or they're not bundles of astounding creative expressions at times. They have to put a lot of creative ideas in in order to grab your attention, but, this creativity sometimes picks my nerves!


What has been your experience with advertisements?

I am very annoyed by YouTube advertisements. YouTube videos which have Advertisements just in the beginning or in between of videos without an option to skip them are just pain in my opinion. Internet was not as dramatically compulsive (Just a few days back) with advertisements, as Television was, but now internet is catching up pretty fast it seems.

Yes, advertisements which are inescapable in the beginning of DVDs are equally annoying. The telemarketers pretending to be telling you something 'urgent, important and exclusive,' calling you day after day after day seem hell-bent on testing your patience, they bring you to the threshold and let you practice 'Forgiving: the great spiritual practice’.

Then there are those e-mail services which subscribe you, rather than you subscribing them, in inexplicable and mysterious ways, and then you start getting flood of advertisements in your inbox, only to discover that unsubscribe link in their mail doesn't work. You are left with only choice which is to put their e-mail-Ids in spam filters.