There are very few sites you can visit without being assaulted by pop-up notifications and a sea of ads an clickbait. This seems to be getting worse all the time. Everything is so repetitive and dated. I don’t care to see what “Maria Brady looks like now”, But I’ve been asked to explore this for at least three years!
There is no telling the effects of all this. I hear of people who have trouble reading. Their attention span and ability to focus is shot!
I also recall when subliminal advertising was banned (in the United States). I’m not sure when this changed or became a gray area but it’s sure interesting. See Shocking History of Subliminal Advertising.
The other day, I came across this, by “John Rivers”.
“One way to think of News is as a DDOS attack.
The News overwhelms your ability to think about Important Things by flooding your brain with bullshit.
The New York Times actually uses the term Flood The Zone for when they want to push a Narrative hard – they write hundreds of articles about it, in the news, in the style section, in the sports section, in the gossip section – they’re trying to deny people’s brains the ability to think about anything else.”
I have Libra so I’m swinging in the other direction to balance. I’m removing ads and bells and whistles so this site is more of an oasis.
How do you feel about all this? Have you noticed the volume of the “distractions” increasing?
Also, are you trying to address it or it’s ability to affect you?