Friday, 29 March 2013

way tooooooooo many adddddddsss

tired, tired and tired... i don't even know how to express my frustration... i am becoming an old cranky internet user who loved the way things were before, i am conservative and nostalgic at how surfing the web was 10 years ago .. it was slow, but it was faster in the way when you wanted something it was there in front of you ... no roundabouts 

try to watch videos lately in youtube... forget about using the playlist (i made one for my kids, with toddlers cartoons and all they see are adds (not even kids related) what does a 3 year old needs to see a car ad or the new paramount movie or a finance advice for?)

try to read news in the bbc online and all you watch is a pre-advertisement - sometimes the new's clip doesn't even play... 

i am frustrated... i lone for my internet... the way it was ... i was searching for youtube alternatives, but all alternatives had commercials ... and i don't mean the banners or the flash adds or the click-in.. .i am talking about the pre-commercials running before the clip - sometimes the add will be longer than the content in the video... sometimes you only need to scan if this is the video you want to see, (but first you have to swallow the commercial to jump to an other video/commercial in the search for content). videos on the internet have now more commercials than TV ... ENOUGH ... i worked in marketing, i did online advertisement, i created banners, adds and pre-commercials campaigns ... and i also say ENOUGH! THIS IS JUST UNBEARABLE ... companies are killing the joy of surfing, searching,  learning... surfing is becoming a horrible slow cluttered  experience 

I also searched for some plug-ins to download... but those also seem to fail after a while and companies learn a way to delete them or block them... so here is probably the best solution... is writing code in your own computer - my search got me to a post that had this link

just in case this link also gets deleted in a near future, I copied the instructions from  LollOLand original post 

How to do it (I assume you have a Windows machine, if not, find the HOSTS file on your system):
Start Menu -> Accessories -> right click on “Command prompt” -> click on “Run as administrator“. A black window will open. If you have a Windows XP pc, simply open a commad prompt window;
cut and paste in the command window this string “notepad c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts” (then press “enter” key);
notepad will open, then put those lines at the end of file
You should see something like the picture;
close notepad saving the file;
in the command window run this command ipconfig /flushdns (“enter“!) to flush DNS cache of your PC;
close the command window.
Try to navigate Youtube, now you shouldn’t see any Video ADS before your preferred videos.
NOTE: Thank you to Lorenz for troubleshooting and comments.

if you want to make comments, please visti LollOLand's original post

i am dreaming of a clean internet just like the way I used to know...