I've always been an opinionated guy and this blog will show a bit of that.
I wanted to make clear from the get go that some foul language might be used here and there and viewer discretion is advised; if you feel offended by something I said, you have two options: the comment section below, or simply not checking out my blog any more; but from what I've seen, most of you won't have any problems with this. A little swearing never killed anyone.
In any case, I will try to keep it decent, but there are things that just drive me out of my mind and I tend to be a little hot headed when I write about things. Specially those that are pissing me off.
Ads in videos.
I just watched a 20 minute video on a site that shall remain unnamed. I got an ad at the beginning... fine, I can understand you need a little revenue to cover the high costs of hosting streaming video.
At exactly 10 minutes in, the same friggen' ad comes on again!
Listen, webpage, and you too, Scion, I'm not gonna buy that car just because you showed me the same thing twice. I got it the first time, alright? If I was interested, I would have clicked on it!
If it wasn't enough seeing the same ad twice, it turns out it's 30 seconds long. And to add insult to injury, it's about a brand of car that's not even sold in my country!
After waiting out for the wonderful people to be so satisfied with their new vehicle to go away, I get the same god damned commercial for a third time once the video was over. At least this time I could just cast a "fuck off my screen" level 2 spell by pressing Alt-F4.
Don't we have advertisement oversaturation everywhere already? Do we really need more of them in videos? And if we do, do they need to be 30 seconds long?
I think something short and concise would work so much better. "This video brought to you by _______". That way I would feel like I'm actually supporting the author of the video, but mostly it wouldn't piss me the hell off making me hate whichever brand was advertised.
Leave your thoughts.
(but don't tell me to get ad-block.)