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I don’t want psychological warfare in my house, period.

To me it’s surprising to see how much advertising people tolerate in their homes, even though some sources are very easy to block. Why would you want to be sold things while you’re trying to enjoy the comfort of your own home? Shouldn’t it be a safe place for you to rest? You can block internet-based ads fairly easily, and here in the Netherlands you can opt out of physical advertising mail by putting a special sticker on your mailbox.

Radio tends to be survivable, there’s actually a lot of station that don’t air advertisements. Television, on the other hand, is the worst offender out there. I’ve had awful experiences where a short fifteen minutes of actual programming were punctuated by over five minutes of advertising. Everything about that is obnoxious, from the frequency and length of ad breaks, to the ads themselves. I can’t help but feel awful while viewing TV advertisements, something just puts me off.

There’s a lot of ways to make things better, but ideally in-home advertising should be fully opt-outable. Don’t think that’ll ever be happening though.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 12/12/2016 (12:40 AM)

    This is probably right, even though I’m so used to it, I don’t think about it much.

    In 1,000 years from now, the alien anthropologists will find to be very odd that we lived with it, though.

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