I love the internet. I really do. But sometimes, I want to punch the Internet in it’s world widely face.
Here are some of the things that piss me off.
1. Adverts that suddeny auto play.
Yanno, when you’re casually browsing a website and suddenly you can hear an advert playing somewhere. But you cannot for the life of you figure out where it’s playing from?
It’s almost as bad as those scroll over adverts that take over your whole page as soon as your mouse touches it. It’s like a really annoying game.
2. Download our app!
When I use the internet on my phone, I’m generally searching something I want a quick answer for.
There’s not many things more frustrating trying to read something, then getting a pop-up on your phone trying to get you to download the app. NO NO NO. Leave me alone. I’m busy and important.
I’m looking at you, Bloglovin and any forums that insist I install tapatalk.
3. When you have to login to a website.
I hate logging into things. I KNOW, SECURITY AND BLAH BLAH. But it seems like such a hassle.
Especially if I can’t remember my username or password. I’d rather not bother than try to log in.
4. Those Facebook articles.
You know the stories that seem REALLY INTERESTING that your friends post, then you can’t read unless you approve the app to post to your timeline?
I’m a sucker for clickbait and I’m a sucker for headlines like:
If Taylor Swift had a love child with Satan it would look like this.
(..or ‘things that piss me off about the internet’). But if you tell me to do something, like allow something on my timeline, or like a page, I’ll just do the opposite. I’m a brat.
I don’t understand why PDFs are a thing.
They take ages to open and I can’t remember ever being able to open a PDF on a Windows system that didn’t cause the browser to crash and not respond.
Just display the information on the webpage. Boo hiss.
6. Online forms.
Doom. When you have to enter your information to a sign-up form or something similar. There’s always SOMETHING you miss.
Then you have to fill it all out again.
Then your passwords don’t match.
Then you need a capital and a number and a £$%^& in your password.
Then you can’t remember your mother’s bother’s wife’s uncle’s maiden name for the security question.
Then you want to die.
7. Clickbait sites.
I know they are designed to drag you in and keep you clicking through. But they’re just always SO unusable. BUT I REALLY WANT TO SEE WHAT CHILD STARS LOOK LIKE AS ADULTS. It’s a dilemma.
I hate that you have to click each picture separately and half the time you click an advert accident.
I hate that I get so sucked in by them even though I like to pretend I’m better than that.
But I’m not. I’m not better than that, at all.
8. Password resets.
I hate password related problems.
When you can finally be bothered to try and reset your password it involves you having to get into your gmail account that you’ve not used for months. Then you’re not allowed to re-use your last 10 passwords.
This results in your making a new password that you know you’ve only got about a 0.01% chance of remember.
Okay, I think I’m done.
What frustrates you about the internet?