So as I was reading Angela's post, I noticed a link in her blog. At first I thought she posted a link to the website she was talking about, so I didn't click on it. Then I scrolled down a little too far and missed the end of her post, only to discover that there is also a link in my post. Now, I did not blog a link in my blog. I am assuming Angela did not go in to change my blog. I am also assuming Angela did not intentionally blog a link in her blog because the link does not go to the website she's discussing. No, no.
The links go to advertisments.
Am I the only one seeing this?
Maybe it's because we picked the advertisement topic this week, but I've been noticing ads a lot more lately. For instance, today while I was on facebook, I suddenly realized I'd been seeing ads posted on my facebook page. I did not link these adds to my facebook. I don't want them there. I don't want people thinking I endorse these products. In fact, facebook is telling people that I endorse these products. Why else would it be linked to my facebook page? People link the things they like to facebook. That is a whole new level of invasiveness and guile. I don't anyone reading my facebook page to click to these products. I do not endorse them.
Now blogspot is linking links in my blogs? Again, I don't want anyone reading them or clicking on them and thinking that I endorse these products. And then what happens when I actually do link something? Will people assume it is an ad and not click the link? This is a problem. This is a problem that may result in buying our own section of the internet to avoid future incidences.
Edit: Now that I've gone back, I see that they are orange links that keep changing places in our posts, so I'm not sure what they will be when anyone else clicks on them. I have yet to determine whether this is an I.E. phenomenon or whether this happens on Firefox as well.
Edit II: FAIL! So spyware had been downloaded onto my computer which was giving me extra ads. They are gone from the blog...but facebook is still a quandry. I can only include that, yes...this is some kind of irony.