Just when Google, Blogger, e-mail, the Internet, and your ISP all seem to be working well, something happens to make one wonder is it all worth it!
Life sure gets prickly at times.
Yes, I have a bone to pick, it's with Playlist.
If you have Playlist on your blog as I do, or use it elsewhere to listen to your favorite music, you too must have heard the annoying audio ads now interrupting the music tracks. For me it started this week and, from the forums I've checked out, a LOT of people are fuming over this. Playlist was ad free, however, like any business out to make money, they too have gone the way of others by cashing in and using us to do it. I have never given permission to run ads on my personal space. They certainly aren't planning to pay me anything for using my web site. I might be prepared to pay Playlist a reasonable fee for ad-free usage, but this doesn't seem to be an option at this time.
Come on Playlist, be nice and treat us better than this.
How do you feel about these ads? Are you annoyed enough to stay away from a blog, mine included? Or, will you just turn the music off when an audio ad pops up?
Are you going to remove your own Playlist? I am considering doing this, however, I will miss playing my soothing tunes if and when I want a little background music while blogging. I've never had ads or any type on my blog and I'm not comfortable at all with them sneaking in via Playlist.