Re: "Microsoft Loves the Web"
at NO COST to you
Really? No Cost?
How do you think the ad gets to me? Magic? It's gotta be transmitted down my internet connection, taking up my bandwidth/quota, which costs money.
Then, it has to be rendered on something, i.e. my computer, my display. Taking up CPU/GPU resources, which cost money, and electricity, which costs money. It requires more memory to render. Thus I need more memory in my computer - costing money - to render all these ads, and more RAM also equals more electricity use on top of the capital purchase cost, which also costs money. Then it has to display it on my display device, which again cost me money, taking up screen real-estate that could have stuff on it I want, thus taking up money by using my screen real-estate, and me having to scroll more, spend more time picking out the content I am after.
Also, the downloading of those ads increases the render-time for the entire page, making page load slower. Taking up my time while I wait for the unrelated content of the page to be downloaded and rendered. Time is money.
All of the ads increase my mental parsing time, I have to sort the ads from the content, which takes time. I have to scroll more, which takes time, because while the content may be 2 screens, because of the ads its 5 screens, thus causing me to spend more time scrolling through the page.
There in an effect of gratuitous ads on my mental health. The noise and horrible colour schemes and videos can cause headaches, eye strain, exhaustion due to the extra mental processing I have to do parse the extra, fucking useless, data from the useful data, the content, of the page.
So fuck off with your "NO COST to you" lie, you self-serving turd.