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Things that piss me off about the internet

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…

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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?

Please no.

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.

5. PDFs

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?

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33 comments

  1. Oh the logging in… Why?! Yes, I bought a train ticket from you three years ago, but, no, I don’t remember the mysterious password!

    My other pet hate is websites that have made so much use of Flash that they are rendered basically unusable. Grrr!

    Liz x

    Distract Me Now Please

  2. I think bloglovin has finally got the hint and has stopped asking me to download the app. You know I might if they actually had one I could use on a kindle and Windows phone!

    Adverts are awful aren’t they and you just can’t find where it is coming from, especially if other people are around you ‘sorry, sorry!’ x

  3. Some of these annoy me as well, especially the sign up for this or continous log in stuff.
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

  4. I agree 100% I get crazy when it request to reset password and when shopping online all this pop up. Great post enjoy your day.

  5. I agree with all! I hate popups!

    fixmeinfortyfivex.blogspot.co.uk – A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
    xx

  6. I hate the password! I have one that I use, but the sites that come up with, “at least 6 to 8 characters and two numbers!” Really?! Please don’t make it easy!

  7. ya pop-ups is most irritating thing and they force u to download the app is another thing for sure

  8. I hate logging to a website or blog too. It I get something like that I will just leave.
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  9. This is me in a post! I totally agree with everything especially the ‘download our app’ one!
    Becky.xo

  10. I cannot stand it when a website asks you to fill out a feedback form ABOUT the website when you’ve only been on it for approximately 0.5 seconds.

  11. UGH!! Passwords and those websites that reel you in but are just so unusable because of all the adverts and separate clicking and my pathetic computer that enjoys freezing and my even more pathetic phone plan with like zero data and it just sucks.

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

  12. Lol definitely the download app. Too lazy to download the linkedin and blogloving and all the other random news sites with app. My phone doesn’t have enough memory for all this!!

  13. Yes to all I feel the pain I hate popups that you just cannot close and that totally ruin your viewing of a website Lucy x

  14. Logging into websites is a great one – I hate going to a website and registering only to be told that your email address is taken, probably because you registered for it two years ago and now you can’t remember your password…

    Lizzie Dripping

  15. ahhaa your posts always make me giggle, definitely hate all of these things as well. I hate it when im on a website, and I press backspace by accident and it goes back to the previous webpage instead 🙁 haha these little problems in life :p x

  16. Bloody passwords!! I hate the things! Especially when it’s all, capital letter, insert crazy symbol, blah blah oh and after all that it still deems my password ‘weak’ so I head-butt the keyboard until I get one that says ‘super human strength’ and I’m all proud…then I can’t remember what it is because I made it TOO hard to remember.

    Fail.

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  17. i hate auto play ads! They’re so annoying and the ads that take over the entire website while you’re reading it…drives me nuts.

  18. This is hilarious because they’re all so true! I absolutely hate adverts/songs that are set to autoplay! Don’t force your products on me!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  19. I agree on all the things! Especially the online forms one. ugh. So much more I could be doing with that time! xxx

  20. Ha, I LOVE this Corinne!!! Seriously brilliant. Yes, hate them, hate them, hate them. And also the thing where you scroll downwards to get to what you want and it pretends it has finished moving so you click on your link and then it goes,”Ha, fooled you” and moves a bit so you end up clicking the wrong thing and it’s something daft and then the screen freezes. IT MUST DIE!!!!
    You made me smile lots. x

  21. Ohh god could not agree more with these! Especially the PFD files. When I’m trying to check out a menu of a resturant on the sly at work I don’t need a massive obvious PDF file opening thank you!

    Spammy

    Little Blonde Life – Lifestyle Blog

  22. I agree with the ads that play! ugh, I hate it when it scares the crap out of me coz I don’t expect it.

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