Good grief. As a blogger I’m constantly opening up web pages in new tabs and there is nothing more annoying than the auto play videos. If I have five tabs open I have to go to each one to find out where the noise is coming from. Usually it’s easy to find, but not always. Breitbart sites are the worst. The Hill has joined them. ABC News is a big offender. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve closed them out because of it. Half the time I would have stuck around, read the stories and possibly linked to them sending traffic their way. Instead I close them out.
This rant was inspired by a Breitbart post about Californians having trouble finding doctors under Obamacare. I’m not even going to link to it. Here’s the LA Times story that doesn’t have an auto play video.