There is a constitutional right to free internet?
Actually, there are a LOT of tools and plugins that you can use to block ads,
popups, and malware. And a lot of those are freeware. Just look around, check
out plugins and/or extensions for your browser or check out some freeware sites.
I'd link to them myself, but... apparently that's considered
advertising. And you thought there weren't any free protective
measures that filter or block advertising...
Install Chrome or Firefox. Both have an Adblock extension. You will (almost)
never see another web ad again.
Ad subsidized radio, television, print, and internet media are much more
appropriate places for marketing than your telephone, your email, and your front
door. The advertisers contribute nothing to lower the cost of your telephone
line, your email account, or your house. But they try to benefit from them at
your expense. When advertisers invade my privacy by ringing my phone, knocking
at my door, or deluging my inbox, they are stealing from me the use and
enjoyment of things that I paid for and they did not.
You can't have your cake and eat it too.So which is?Free Market Capitalism which is fueled and funded by commercialismorRegulated Socialism?The double talking hypocrisy in Utah is truly
I, for one sure have been getting a lot of ads for the LDS church. They ask me if I want to know more and if I want to chat now. Is
this included in what you are railing against?
Since when did it become okay to disturb my peace while driving along the roads?
Billboards are everywhere.Same culprit.
The most disturbing thing about the internet ads is they are a reflection of
everything I've shown an interest in online lately. The NSA is not the only
one compiling an exhaustive record of the electronc communication activities of
anyone and everyone.
Let me make sure that I have this straight. You want me to spend my days
creating web pages for free? You also feel that I should not be compensated for
all of the time and money that I have spent learning how to program? You want
my children to be hungry, dirty, naked, cave dwellers so that you are not
inconvenienced? I don't thinks so!
This guy probably has a computer virus. I never have popups.
Pop-ups, as annoying as they are, have been part of the internet experience
since the internet became a commercial enterprise. They actually even used to
be more annoying because they used to pop-up on top of whatever you were doing -
now they pop-under.The fees you pay your internet provider pay for
the provision of the internet - they do not support the webpages you visit -
those are supported by ads or fees. So, what you have to ask yourself is do you
want ads or do you want to have to pay a fee to every page you like to visit?
As other posters have mentioned, many browsers have pop-up blockers
- many anti-virus programs also have them.Most of the stuff I do a
muted volume is not an issue - so I happily surf and then close any ads by
shutting down the internet when I am finished. (I usually only get one or two
anyway - somedays I don't get any.)
I've never tried chrome/adblock but have heard good things about it. My
firefox is pretty good at stopping popups.
Firefox has a pop-up blocker that works very well. I rarely have a pop up pop
Agreed. MY pet peeve is the annoying television network logo that
won't go away from the corner of the screen.I KNOW I'm watching
CBS, or NBS, or whomever...take it away!I have a giant screen, and the
logo is the size of a frisbee...
Well...much like your free radio and TV, something has to pay for it. On the flipside, may I recommend you switch to Chrome and use Adblock.
Money, money, money.