Mooooo! Cranky Old Woman here! I've written in the past about my preference for ad-free blogs. On those occasions, I always hear back from people who point out that there is nothing wrong with trying to make money from having a blog (absolutely true, but not my thing at all) and that advertising is everywhere and why shouldn't it be on blogs (what next -- ads on toilet paper?). I still visit blogs that have visual advertisements, but not as frequently as those that don't. Now I'm aware of a new phenomenon, so dreadful that I might possibly come to believe that visual ads on blogs really aren't that terrible!
I'm speaking of audio ads! Recently I've had abrupt loud advertisements come out of my computer, seemingly at random. Observation shows that these horrible ads stop immediately if I close the tab for the blog that I'm reading. I don't see anything on the blog to indicate that there is going to be a loud ad, but, then, since it happens very close to the time I open the blog, I don't have a lot of time to look around.
Anybody know anything about this?
I vow that if/when I actually pinpoint blogs that have these uncontrollable audio ads, I will immediately delete them from my links, favorites, and every place that I have blog lists. Please don't tell me that there's nothing wrong with them and that advertising is everywhere. I should have some say in this.