I skip ads when I watch television. I don’t think of this behavior as “stealing” because I’ve paid to have those television signals beamed into my home*. I do, sometimes, worry about missing out on shared experiences that help bind people together. Let me give you an example. If I were to say “toy bunny” […]
If you’re like me and prefer the commercials over the game, YouTube’s “adblitz” channel may be your savior today. YouTube promises to publish Super Bowl commercials “the minute they air on Feb 7th.” And to entice you to visit the channel, after the game is over you can vote for your favorite(s) — until Valentine’s […]
Come, take a walk with me down memory lane. Then vote for your favorite SuperBowl commercial!
Forget, for a moment, that the design of the above-the-fold portion of this website is ugly as sin, crowded with ads and “junk” (hat tip, Edward Tufte). Look at the ad, sitting front and center! It’s blocking the copy — the only reason we’ve come to this page. Yes, I know that lots of publishers […]
This is truly the case of a picture expressing a thousand words. Notice that the floating ad has no “close me – x” — there was literally no way to make it go away. (Scrolling didn’t work, either). Just say no to ads like these: