I just came here to rant..
I hate ads or commercials or whatever else you want to call them. I can't stand them! especially on YouTube and instagram. Lately I tried hard to stay away from words like "love" or "hate", but this time? This is a time when i will use such a strong word. :(
These platforms are the social media I consume the most and this is where I see most ads. Ads outside, on the street are fine because I can easily ignore them.
The issue is that I have ad blocker installed on my browser, but it doesn't block everything. I have no idea why.
The more popular a creator is on youtube, the more ads their videos has. I tried playing 3 videos today (just earlier) and all three had 2 ads at the beginning lasting anywhere between 30sec to 1min30sec. I played another video that had 3 ads at the start, and then when it started to play, a few minutes in, another ad of about 1 min.
I can't take this anymore! I gave up owning a TV set because of all the commercials. But man, was i wrong to think I got rid of them!
Youtube was NOT meant for ads. However, they thought they can make more money out them, so they have as many as playing as humanly possible. >_< Only because these youtubers got greedy and rely heavily on ad revenue.
and instagram? why can't i get rid of advertising on instagram either?! Some days it's better as i see few or they blend better with the other posts. Other times, i see a commercial after every 2 or 3 normal posts.
This is NOT acceptable!
/rant over. (i think) (i hope)