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I HATE all ads...What can I do for it?

Submitted by Snowy in Anarchism

I hate all the ads I see. (Except few ads on shopping site/supermarkets only, because it's designed for the buying in the proper place)

Any ads on public transports are tyranny. They force people to see them, people have no rights to not see them. I think we should invent a concept of "the rights of not seeing ads in public space".

Since I know most of those ads are just selling SHIT, I started to hate them. Making shitty products from China/Bangladesh/Taiwan/etc, selling them from 3 times the making cost with shitty ads bombarding. Why there are so many easy targets folks mentioned on Shoplifting forum? Because the cost is so low, they don't really care the security.Shame on them.

I blocked all ads from the internet.

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RosaReborn wrote

Ads are awful and the marketing people who make them are even worse.

The type I hate the absolute most are the "cool, interesting" viral ads. I hate that ads are even mentioned as culturally significant in any way

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Fossidarity wrote

The ads I hate the most are ads that grab my attention by displaying things I would otherwise be sexually interested in. They make me hate my sexuality.

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bloodrose wrote

I have noticed ads making me want things that I didn't previously want. For example, something that happened a few years ago: I saw an ad for an iced coffee on the side of a truck while I was driving. I thought "hey, an iced coffee sounds good." For a few days, every time I thought of wanting caffeine or a drink, I thought "an iced coffee sounds good." Within a week, I had purchased an iced coffee because it was just a constant thought after seeing that stupid truck. I had no choice but to see the stupid truck - i was driving, I couldn't just close my eyes. I am 100% convinced every urge I get for pizza is linked to an ad. Those things steal my freedom.

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

Yeah I think I've developped a pavlovian response to coka-cola. Thinking about it or seeing someone drinking some makes me "thirsty". Goes to get a glass of water after writing this comment.

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mofongo wrote

I make an effort to drink water before drinking soda or alcohol so I don't make that association. Also helps me drink less soda overall which my liver thanks.

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Snowy wrote

And you paid for all of these ads.

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bloodrose wrote

Well, I didn't pay for the truck. I do have to pay for unskippable ads on hulu and that's annoying.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

I don't know your budget, but I thought Hulu offered an upgraded level that gets rid of all ads? Or does it only get rid of some?

That's the main reason I never got Hulu. I only want commercial-free streaming services.

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Snowy wrote

I know what you feel, the result of basic mind control technology.

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bloodrose wrote

If capitalism really worked as they say it does, they wouldn't need ads or salespeople to make you want something.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

In real life there's not much I can (safely) do about billboards, signs, and so forth.

On the web the real answer is to stay on sites and services that are ad-free. That just severely limits my options - but most of the things with ads really aren't worth the effort anyway.

....now I just need to convince all of my friends and family to get on open source social networks. How hard can that be? (Ha!)

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Snowy wrote

You don't use adblocker?

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

No. I figure using a website is an explicit transaction. They provide something I want, and I either pay by buying a subscription or else by viewing ads. If the site has lots of ads, I don't want to support them but the correct thing to do is just leave the site.