Monday, March 21, 2011

Just a disclaimer

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.

Like...

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.)

40 comments:

  1. true..
    I just hate those ads.
    +follow $upporting.

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  2. Ads are awful in youtube videos, etc...

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  3. Yeah ads in vids totally suck. Followed! alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  4. I really like your blog, I'll be supportive and follow along :)

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  5. VIDEO ADS! And in Ustreams for that matter...
    followed :3

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  6. Ads are good in a way, it makes content free. But to make them 30s long, is somewhat stupid

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  7. Yeah, it's getting ridiculous with all the ads in streaming media nowadays.

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  8. It's the ads in streaming sites like Ustream and Stickam that are so bad.

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  9. i hate youtube for putting ads in videos!

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  10. I live in Northern Ireland, and the worst thing in the world is seeing an ad on tv for a car, a phone package, some promotion, with big text everywhere, "AVAILABLE ALL OVER UK!!!!!!!", then in tiny letters, almost the same colour as the background, on the bottom of the screen, "not available in Northern Ireland"

    And just as I typed that I looked at the TV only to see "not available in Northern Ireland"

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  11. I reckon a short ad would be even more effective - long ads just piss me off and make me negatively disposed towards the company. Yes the product is now recognised by me and in my subconscious and whatnot, but a short ad would also do this, and make me hate them less. >_>

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  12. I'm sick and fucking tired of ads in videos.

    Followed and Supported.
    bigunicorn.blogspot.com

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  13. adblock for videos would be awesome

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  14. Ads don't particularly bother me until they are in the middle of the effin video =S

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  15. yeah fuck those ads
    goddamn nba making their refs stop plays just to fit more ads into the broadcasts

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  16. were you watching day9? hahaha. well i find a lot of that can be killed by using ad block plus, an addon by firefox :3

    also come check out my blog sometime,

    epicmoustacheblog.blogspot.com

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  17. Yeah they should stop with the freaking ads everywhere

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  18. I'm sick and tired of adds in general, listening to radio you get these commercial bombs every 10 fucking minutes.. it's driving me insane!

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  19. I fully understand a 10 second ad at the start of a video, if they are providing a high quality video for free they need to generate some income but its starting to go too far

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  20. I watch the superbowels just for the ads...but yeah, i agree.

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  21. I understand you very well my friend, i hate it too.

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  22. I can deal with the adverts online, no problem. The ones that take up your screen and you have to click them off are a bit annoying, but the absolute worst are network TV ads. I can't watch tv without DVRing now. 42 minutes of content 18 minutes of adverts per hour long program now. HBO/SHO subs help a lot, also. Great programs on there too )

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  23. I hate how I keep getting these meaningless ads in the middle of my videos! 30 seconds into a video I sometimes get them for crying out loud!

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  24. Ads keep things like this free for you to express your thoughts about hating ads. =)

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  25. This is hilarious. Yes, it was a rant, but it was a damn good one!

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  26. So true, yeah i know ads sucks alot. But i think sites needs them to make more profit? I dont know really..

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  27. I don't mind ads sometimes, but some of the time, they're just downright annoying.

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