chrome will block ads from today

15 Feb

london 7.23am 8.8C blue sky sunrise 7.14am. thursday 2018 rained earlier. bright contrails in the sky

read today in wordpress reader that starting today google chrome will start blocking ads. 

Some of the members lobbied the coalition to make exceptions, including Facebook, which argued that the social network should be excluded from a rule banning videos that automatically play with sound. Bounce Exchange Inc., a pop-up ad maker, argued the pop-up ad rule should be changed to exclude ads that appear when a user is idle for more than 30 seconds. Both efforts were successful.

to me the first one is bad, to allow automatic sound, but maybe it will only apply to facebook readers, (though i have a feeling it wont , and we will all suffer the loud blast of sound and not know where it is coming from) the other is good, to ban ads appearing when the user is idle for more than 30secs. but i wonder if i have misread that and they are going to allow it… i bet it is the latter… if so, than it is a bad thing because you could be idle for any reason, (or something,like you are having a toilet break or smoking break and are away from your desk to find when u come back you got adverts playing), to have an ad suddenly hiding it and playing over it … i would find that irritating.

as for their criticism that google utube will still be allowed to show 5sec ads before the main event, i think they are mistaken to criticise that…. because it is a v short time the ad plays and you can skip the ad after 5secs. i think maybe they should make that a rule for all ads.

as it is, for  now if u want to close that ad, they sometimes fool you into bringing that ad full screen instead…(they do that by putting the full screen button and the delete button so close to each other)and because the ad with its video and sound follow you when u scroll down the page so u cannot avoid them, you have to close that tag, or put on the mute button. i think they should also stop the ads from following you as u scroll down the page. though the good thing is that it allows u to find who is the culprit ad and delete it…

i dont know how to put ad blockers but i think if they persist in making the ads more intrusive, i shall make the effort to find out how to put ad blockers. but hopefully with this chrome doing it for me, i wont need to install an ad blocker. as it is, i close the ad if it is more than 10secs or 15secs. i rather not view that video. personally i dont like videos, because they take so much time to make their point and i become their captive audience and forced to sit through all kinds of talking and presentation. if i read it in a text, it is quick to get to that part where they show  what the point they are making. 

on a separate issue, i read today about google being fined by the EU  billions for anti competition issues and here is why. they kill competition by reducing the competitors place in their search result. they did that with foundem, a search engine that competes with google. i am wondering if blocking ads or even stopping all ads to appear in your website can kill your website, because you dont get any revenue . i read that google had done that with logan’s website. logan was the guy who did a video in a forest and found a suicide corpse hanging there and his fooling around it. he had millions of followers, but stopping all ads on his website will effectively kill it. google have great powers to boost your business or kill it by its actions. 

have a read of this article, it is argueing that amazon, google, apple, facebook, should be broken up. a powerful arguement.

on a lighter note, or lighter for me, but maybe not for those with expensive wooden tables …. it seems apple’s homepod have been making white rings on the wooden tables it sits on. i do know how awful it can  make your table top appear. i used to put my hot tea pot onto this table that i have, and it makes real obvious white marks on it and mar the surface. but fortunately it is an occasional table that i found in the recycling bin, so it is so useful this table that i keep it even with all those white marks on it. i noticed that another table i had with a formica top is unmarked. but i think it is a rare household that have formica topped furniture.nowadays. haha..

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a bowl that simon cooked just now, it does not look it, but it is very tasty. and my white stained table top.

added. i got my tv license reminder just now in the post. it is £147 a year now. last year it was £145.50. it used to come out of my direct debit, but i think they want us to give fresh instructions. for 3 yrs they have frozen the payment, though i did not pay this raise last year, because i was able to pay in advance of the date they raise it and it came out of my old direct debit with them… but it has caught up with me this year,so this is the first time i get to pay the new payment. some might object to even paying it at all. it is a compulsory payment whether u watch the bbc or not. to me, it is another one of those things that you pay if u live in a society. added 22.2.18 thursday. saw a article online that the tv license will be increased to £150 from april. so i have just avoided paying that because i paid it before the increase. 

2 Responses to “chrome will block ads from today”

  1. juliehcares Thursday February 15, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

    You need a tv license? To watch tv?

    • alifesgayventure Thursday February 15, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

      it does sound like it doesn’t it? i wonder how long it can survive before it is abolished. but how to finance the bbc then? at the moment it got no advertising… so programs are not interrupted with it. some might say worth it not to have all that advertising.

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