I always said I couldn’t do without the internet but how tiresome it is now – it’s an Olympic event now to manoeuvre through and around the adverts which invade the screen – they are at the top of screen, down each side, at the bottom, in the middle of articles you are reading and on some sites they obliterate part of the content of screen you want to read – some of them you can only get shot of if you wait about 10 seconds and then a cross pops up above the arrow and others you try ‘every which way but loose’ to get rid of them but in the end just close the page because you just can’t read it and look for another supplier.
When you are reading an article, it’s a challenge not to click on the wrong arrow which leads you to something you don’t have any reason to buy when all you want to do is to go to the next page of the bit you were reading.
The ‘Do I or will I accept the cookies’ popups – frankly I couldn’t give a fig – please don’t keep asking me, all my actions here are going to be recorded anyway.
Why am I still receiving splishing spam from all sorts of financial institutions asking me update my account information when my server knows they are dangerous attempts to defraud me….and why am I still receiving Viagra-Gold emails when I have made every attempt to create rules around every part of the adverts so they are deleted before I can see them !
And what about all those newsletters I’m bombarded with when I’ve bought something from a firm and have to keep unsubscribing from, even though I deliberately never checked the boxes which asked if I wanted to receive their newsletters or could they pass my information on to another.
Why do people from around the world want to be my friend on Skype… and where did all these ‘friends’ come from on Facebook – such ugly stupid looking people who I would never in a million years make friends with.
Why is it that when I want to pay a bill online, the site is down for maintenance or the only time I loose DSL is when I’ve just clicked on pay now and don’t know if it’s been received or not – who wants to pay twice and wait months for a reimbursement !
I have written this in Word first since just lately it seems that every time I write something on SFN, it is deleted before I’ve finished when the page is automatically updated and I have to start again – a bit like a time out “ too late, you’re taking too much time so be quicker next time”.
Well I could go on but I think I’ve already made my points and I suppose I will persevere until the internet fries my brain completely and the men in white coats have to take me away.