Graphic ads for online games ruin G-rated games

Good for the Seattle and Kent school districts for taking on the social media giants for the latters’ role in the mental health issues of today’s youth. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Somebody’s gotta do it.

Now how about somebody taking on these same giants for their role in the grumpification of some of us old people! Example: Online Solitaire and other games. I’ve played them for years (who hasn’t?) and taught my grandkiddo some of them. Well, no more. I quit!

These games are now absolutely infested or infected (take your pick) with monstrously vile, disgusting, sickening, repellent, gross, nauseating (take your pick) pop-up ads, more offensive, frequent, repetitive, aggressive (take your pick) by the day.

I wrote to one of the tech giants about this last month, basically asking how they could allow their own products to be so tainted, sullied, befouled and damaged (take your pick). The response? Crickets. Surprise!

Yes, I’m aware of ad-blocking and may yet have to go that route (though seems intrusive). Regardless, it shouldn’t be necessary. That one cannot expect a simple online card-game site to be G-rated, suitable for children and fun for the whole family (take your pick) is completely unacceptable. Yet, here we are, in America the Beautiful, in the year 2023. We’ve come a long way.

Candace Plog


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