Introduction - Avoiding Advertising
While the amount of advertising has increased vastly over the past decade, people now also can make use of technical and other means to avoid it.
Advertising seeks to influence you, while you only want to be informed. As advertising works on you in ways that you may not anticipate, it is a good idea to avoid advertising. This has the added advantage of freeing up your time, and makes the world a quieter place.
- Webpage Ads
Webpages can contain all kinds of ads, that are often annoying. These can be removed by software, however.
- TV Commercials
You can skip commercials on television, and not only by going to the bathroom.
Getting rid of telephone calls from telemarketers.
- Folders & Direct Mail
Keeping folders and direct mail out of your post box.
- Spam E-mail
Getting as little spam e-mail as possible.
- Spam on Websites
Protecting websites from receiving all kinds of spam.
Protecting your computer from malicious ad software.