The Advertocene

I've noticed at the end of last week, and this weekend, that advertising in YouTube has become much more aggressive. I've been seeing 30-second non-skippable ads, two in a row. I've seen a two-and-a-half minute non-skippable ad. I'm seeing 15-second non-skippable ads on my Chromebook, which usually shows no ads at all. And when the ad finishes, I still need to push a skip button before the final ad screen goes away.

Someone is getting desperate. I wonder why. Maybe it's the AI problem. When we get AI results, Google can't jam ads into them. They'll figure out a way, I'm sure, to make you look at more ads for that. 

I hate ads. I've been removing YouTube apps from devices today. I'll only use my Chromebook for YouTube now, and even that annoys me.

Folks have been inventing words to describe this era. Anthropocene. Nope, it's the era of the ads. Has been since the 1950's, but it's way worse now. It's getting bad. Advertocene. That's where we live. The advertocene

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