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This is something that gets me angrier than it probably should.
I went onto 4oD to watch yesterday's Black Mirror, and it asked me to disable my ad blocker. I though "find, just this once". At the first ad break, it asked me to PICK WHICH AD I WANTED TO WATCH FOR SOME FUCKING CHOCOLATE DRINK. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?
I can just hear some sneering corporate exec. "Go on, you little consumer whore, pick your advert." Is this training for that other Black Mirror episode where we'll have to keep our eyes on the screen lest we hear a piercing tone?
I didn't click anything but there was a countdown timer that said "an ad will be selected for you in...".
I don't even know what I'm really ranting about, here. I just find it abhorrent that we're expected to enjoy ads so much we want to interact with them. I'm probably sounding like an edgy teenlad, I guess, but I hate advertising, and make every effort I can to scrub it from my life.
Sage for incoherent shouting at the internet.