Friday, December 02, 2005

Weather Channel

Someone needs to step up and challenge the Weather Channel's power. I have been in love with the Weather Channel since it came out years ago. It's like a holy shrine to the weather gods. My main complaint with their site, which I have been visiting every two minutes since the weather turned cold this week, is that it has been taken over by advertisements. And not just annoying pop up adds, but adds that are impossible to click out of. Tinker Bell darting back and forth over my screen, explosions of confetti raining down all over the web page, covering up the radar map--these are just frustrating enough for me to revert to more primative methods of checking the weather, such as walking outside and looking up.

3 comments:

noell said...

hey matt, i think there is a goverment weather page that is ad free that has all the radar maps, etc (i love looking at the radar maps, especially the ones that involve storms) i can't for the life of me remember what the page is called though... i hate how the weather channel page makes it impossibly hard to find a normal weekly forecast, it always has to be related to some activity like driving, or fishing, of skiing... i just want the facts, i'll make decisions about my activities on my own thank you very much!

Ann Spam said...

That sure can be irritating! I have WeatherBug, it's a sort of program and it gives me a weekly forcast...

Glad you don't have ads on your blog.

beetlecat said...

One word...
Firefox

All on it's own, it would help you avoid such web annoyances.

However, install a couple of extensions, namely Adblock (with filterset G) and NoSript. This combo will give you power over all that disrupts your web surfing pleasure. No more flashing obnoxious ads or crass tinkerbells dancing across your screen. Unless you really want those things, of course.

Take back the web... Firefox.