I’ve noticed over the past few years that ads have tried to enter every facet of my life. I can’t remember a single online ad I saw and thought, “wow, I really need to go buy that!” This includes FB and other targeted ad sources. I find it really annoying that there are ads all over the WSJ, economist, and other publications despite the fact that I pay for these subscriptions. I got rid of cable TV because the commercial sessions have definitely gotten longer and are substantially louder than the actual program. I purposely go to the movies late (at risk of missing the previews) to avoid the ads.
I’ve taken as many steps as possible to reduce ads, but they still find a way…
im with you, was really glad to hear the NHL put their foot down on uniform advertising. Ads will always try to creep in, i hate services like cable where it was premium and ads came in and ruined it. I dont have cable either and if netflix things they can shove in commercials I will just go back to illegally getting material.
I dont mind tasteful product placement in shows and such, but yea its pretty bad. My european friends cant understand why my friends here hate TV so much, they come for a visit see our TV and understand immediately.
Couldn’t agree more. As the years go on I find myself less and less interested in the mediums you mentioned and more drawn to simpler things like reading or… spending time outdoors. No ads in a book or on a mountain. Leave the cell phone at home.
Easier said than done, especially during the work week but yeah… fuck advertising.
Well, once you think about it, all the “best” companies that are supposedly getting the best talent, like Google or Facebook, are basically ad companies. In the 1950s, maybe the thing was to work for NASA or something. Nowadays, it is to make better ads.
News channel and papers are the worst nowadays. They have completely changed their agenda from delivering quality news to inform public to generating revenue by bringing more traffic to website through catchy but pointless news. Every article has stupid opinion of an author who pretends to be either scientists or market analysts or whatnot but in all reality they are just referring other published reports. Isn’t that plagiarism?
^ idk that i totally agree with that sentiment, there are plenty of people who still want to contribute meaningfully to society via NASA and scientific research and not piss away time selling ads at FB/GOOG. There also are the private companies like Space X (and the Virgin guys company cant remember among others) that are bringing in top talent.
Realistically if you are a “top” talent you probably are starting your own company at this point.
All I am saying is that technology field is very prestigious at the moment relative to other times in history, and a large part of this industry is driven by advertising revenues. Of course other people will still enter other fields, but at the moment, Google or Facebook type of places are the cool thing. Core research like NASA or Bell Labs stuff is still around, but it’s not a matter of national interest or importance like it was in the past. The whole country doesn’t sit and watch live broadcasts whenever NASA launches something, for instance.