Advertisements Fucking Suck

One of the reasons I hate television so much is the 20 minutes of advertisements the network forces on you for a 1 hour show. That is over 30% of your viewing time. Talk about a waste of fucking time, especially since 95% of what is shown is completely useless to me. TV sucks, the internets is where it’s at.

Okay, okay, okay. I know. I fucking know. “But how else are internet websites going to make money?” Well, there are a few options, but the short answer is I don’t know and I don’t care. I just fucking hate the route the internet is heading now with ads all over everything. The internet is such a powerful technology and there are millions of smart people using it every day. So why dumb it down and bring to it what works for television and radio? There has to be a better way, perhaps one that isn’t thought of yet. THINK OF IT PEOPLE.

I don’t blame directors on Youtube for placing ads on their videos, especially those with huge fan bases that get millions of views per video. It’s either ads and $$$ or no pesos. I’d be a fool if I were to claim I’d turn down Youtube’s money just so my viewer base wouldn’t have to watch a few ads now and again. But god damn it’s annoying.

There really isn’t much substance to this post, I know. I’m just ranting and whining. And that’s the point. I don’t have a better thought out system or a way these sites can make their paper without shoving these in my face. I don’t have time to come up with that idea. But someone else has to, they really do. The internet is the way of the future. TV, radio, newspaper… they’re all dying. EVERYTHING will one day be on the internet, and my god, I don’t want the internet to try and take away 30% of my time when I go to watch something because it needs to make some cash.

Fuck you, advertisements. You’re the annoying way of the past. We need something better. It’s just a broken system, it forces me to watch shit I don’t care about. I don’t know the statistics, and I don’t care to, but it reeeeeeaaallly seems like advertising becomes a waste after a certain point. I don’t know what that point is, but is it really beneficial for a company to spend 9 or 10 figures (that’s $1,000,000,000, one BILLION) on advertising its business? And bear in mind this is per YEAR. I would assume that the more successful a business becomes, the percentage they spend on advertising should decline, not increase.

There are subscription based sites that do well, like Netflix, but let’s face it, that won’t work for 99% of the internet. There’s also donation based sites, like Wikipedia, but again, would not work for a large majority. But I think this is the way you will see some sites start to turn. Is it better than ads? Yeah I guess, but not by much. I already pay my ISP $80 per month to just access the internet, I don’t want to be paying 5 more sites a monthly fee just to view them as well. But if sites want to do this, the fee needs to be low, like $3 per month or less.

If you absolutely need ads for your site to stay alive, do NOT make your ads intrusive. Also, make sure they are at least semi targeted on the user. Don’t force me to watch a video about Disney before I watch EpicMealTime deep dry 50 cheeseburgers, it’s just pointless. This is much easier to do on the internet with search items and browsing history.

Okay, I’m done. This post was just meant to be a rant and rave, I’m not smart enough to think of a solution to the problem. The point is – Ads are the fucking worst.

6 Comments

  • Eray says:

    Thanks for writing this. It needed to be said. Fuck internet commercials.

  • North says:

    I’m content with ads on the sidebars, so long as they stop popups, extra window-ads,and ‘wait X seconds’ ads.

    It’s blatent, “Fuck you, look at these ads right now” in your face.

  • Jeff says:

    Yeah, and Idunno if it’s just me, but does seeing these ads ever actually increase the chances of everyday people buying this crap? I mean, when I’m trying to watch a movie on the internet, youtube, play a game, whatever it may be, the last thing I want is to be interrupted; therefore, I just click right out of the fuckin ad anyway. I absolutely never pay any mind to them. So yes, your damn right it’s a fuckin waste of money on their part. Man earlier today I was on a site trying to watch a video and as the video was playing, another video ad suddenly started going off in the background. So I pause the video I was watcching and try to turn this fuckin thing off, and when I scrolled the cursor over the ad to try to find a pause/close/stop button, the cursor WAS AN AD! Do you get the ridiculousness of that?! I it was an ad INSIDE AN AD! The nerve of these people. And I couldnt even finish watching my video because I couldnt shut the ad up so I just gave up, got pissed the fuck off, and started looking around on the internet for somebody who agreed with me. lol..so I guess I found what I was looking for. Lets go kill these mother fuckers!! AAHHHH!

  • stephen storey says:

    advertisements fucking suck, i turn on my xbox and i get a skysports advert on the main page haha….yeah i dont want to view my avatar or see who else is online to play with i need a advert for something i dont give a fuck about. fuck you microsoft you cunts aren’t you rich enough. and google why the fuck would i want to give you my mobile number…seriously fuck off. youtube aswell is this not a file sharing site for people to view and share videos? oh no, its a way for google to invade your privacy and generally be annoying. that is all rant over. fuck

  • jjcross says:

    boycott products with excessive advertising. never ever click on a popup. it wont change much but it may slow down the advertisement overload. BTW, “F” progressive insurance. cant go 1 day without seeing a stupid ad from them. i will never ever do business with them. i hate them so much !!

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