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Monday, January 13, 2014

continuing in the vein of 'ads, pop ups and intrusion of privacy' i would like to ask that if your bank accosted you - up in your face - every time you went to deposit or withdraw or otherwise deal with them - would you accept this simply because the bank is there? right now i know they ask if you are interested in possibly buying certain products - you say no thank you- end of story.
but this is unrelenting and more more more stuff is strewn all over the site. lots of it is counter productive or down right opposite to what SPARK is supposed to be trying to do .
i am not spending as much time on the site as one of the other posters remarked. i hate that things just cover my screen when i am blogging and in the middle of a thought.
why does everything have to be spoiled - movies on tv take three times longer to watch - important messages or news get cut off to make room for a commercial -
the other day i was watching a lovely U TUBE video of a small toddler and their rescue dog - it was captivating - FOR ABOUT FOUR SECONDS - then it was cut of for HUMIRA -
we lay down to all of this - at one point in time the shift took place - prior to that shift WE were in charge cause they needed to have us watch, be good consumers etc. now - it is all noise and static - bombarding every one with every thing - we are now just automated to it.
i am a thinking person - yes i do turn it off - tune it out - as much as possible . the fashion mags are nothing but ads - every twenty pages or so they may have an article or idea or recipe. the newspaper is a joke - it is smaller and smaller and filled more and more with ads and politics - YUCK just as bad - all lies no substance.
anyway - it is a sad commentary and though you think this is a good deal - it isn't because eventually SPARK will be swallowed up into all of this - and i fear - be gone.
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  • RAINBOWFALLS
    It all comes down to the good ole dollar. I do my best to ignore it and when I watch television I record and fast forward through the commercials.
    1649 days ago
  • NATNOEL
    You need to block the ads...I never see any of the stuff you are talking about and I have never had anything pop up when I am on Spark.
    1649 days ago
  • FENWAYGIRL18
    yes it can get frustrating
    1650 days ago
  • MILLISMA
    Looks like we're all doing the same thing....love Ad Block Plus!!!
    1650 days ago
  • GLC2009
    i downloaded the ad block plus too. it works.
    1650 days ago
  • SUCCESSN2018
    Google 'Ad Block Plus". I've wrote a similar type of blog. I about totally did away with Sparkpeople after I kept getting ads on the side for "Looking for Asian Girls??" almost daily. It made me wanna puke. I downloaded Ad Block Plus (Free and can use for any internet browser, I have Google Chrome) and I've had no more issues with the site. Furthermore when you're on Youtube it doesn't do the little ad videos before your actual video you wanna watch. It has been a lifesaver.


    1650 days ago
  • RACEWELLWON
    There is block - for all this stuff - I agree that its frustrating but Spark is a free site that helps a ton of people so I choose to ignore and move on - Even paid sites have this annoying advertisement - its a different world - sorry you had to experience.
    1650 days ago
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