“That Looks Nasty…!”

Oh, that's nasty...

“Oh, that’s nasty…”

I know you’ve seen it.  The ugly images and video that are appearing more and more to interrupt your peaceful viewing on the net.

The news media is doing it.  Bloggers are doing it more.  Advertisers too.

It’s all about attention. The uglier, the nastier, the better – in their eyes.

They can’t get attention with what they are covering, their content and ideas, their business model.  So off to ugly-land they go.  Where they will stop, nobody knows…

You won’t see any of that here.  Not my style.

Remember, you might be more than what you eat – you might be what you read and see.  Don’t get any on you.

Cut the nasty publishers off, un-bookmark them. Un-friend and un-circle them.  Who needs that nasty in their life?  You don’t.

SHUT IT OFF!

spankMedia outlets and other content providers need to SHUT THEIR AUTOMATIC VIDEO ADS OFF ON THEIR STORIES.

Many don’t allow you to pause them or turn the volume off.  You end up having to dive for your speakers to shut them off or turn the volume down.

Not only does it interrupt what viewers are trying to view or read but it disturbs other people in the house or office. It also slows computers down.

There’s an unwritten rule in making software and websites that I learned while at IBM. Let the user control where they go, what they do, and what they want.

If a content provider violates that rule, takes control away from the user, it hurts the provider’s brand so bad that they could at least lose viewers; and, possibly go out of business.

In addition, it makes me HATE the advertiser. How’s that for a business model?

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