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Will we ever be able to visit sites in peace again? We’ve got chat popups, cookie notices, social widgets, google amp, subscription popups...I’m sure I’m forgetting other annoyances and I haven’t even talked about the 20 tracking scripts degrading the experience invisibly on each page. On mobile it’s getting almost unbearable!

On the other hand, everyone seems okay with the idea of trading privacy for free stuff...




Newsletter signup modals. The company I work for discussed doing that for our site and I died a little on the inside that day.


Will we ever be able to visit sites in peace again?

Don't ever go to a web site for a FiatChrysler brand dealer. There's so much garbage on those that on mobile you can't even see the main content.

And if you Google the phone number of a local dealer you end up with an 800 number so your call can be tracked by Google, which forwards you to another 800 number so you can be tracked by the ad agency, which forwards you to another 800 number so you can be tracked by FiatChrysler, which forwards you (if you're lucky) to the local dealer, with whom you can't communicate because all those VOIP relays have increased the latency so much it's like you're talking on a satellite phone.


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