The thing flashes and rolls and blinks and…, oh my. Even when you open an email to read, the banner sits pat and for every new email you open, a new ad shows up. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that this is about money, but do we have to go blind because of free email accounts? Google does not think so.
Here’s what I mean:
Google offers free email accounts, up to seven Gigabytes per user, I might add, and they do not attempt to destroy our vision by bombarding us with all kinds of flashing images, text, and anything else that they could lay their programming fingers on, including solicitation from unknown women:
And last time I checked, Google was making money.
Another option is to install an add-on like one called Flashblock – “an extension for the Mozilla Firefox, and Netscape browsers that takes a pessimistic approach to dealing with Macromedia Flash content on a webpage and blocks ALL Flash content from loading. It then leaves placeholders on the webpage that allow you to click to download and then view the Flash content.”
Here’s what happens after the Flashblock tool is installed:
Better yet, for small and medium-sized businesses, investing in a web protection solution can go a long way in reducing stress and improving employee productivity.