Friday, June 7, 2013


I just woke my entire household up.  Not to mention giving myself such a fright I almost shot my chair halfway across the room!


I clicked a link on Twitter to read an article or blog post (I'm so traumatized I can't even remember now) and an ad on the page yelled at me.

The volume was up on my computer, and it was really LOUD.  Loud enough to wake up my youngest son who sleeps like a brick.  Loud enough to wake up my partner who was working until 2am.  Loud enough to coax my older son out of his bedroom where he was reading.

I guess it got my attention, but the noise was so shocking, I shut the page right away and have no idea what the ad might have been for.  And I don't imagine I'm the only one.  I just don't expect webpages to make noise unless I press 'play' or something.  When they do, it frightens me.  I think I need to remember to keep my volume turned down.  Just in case.

Has this ever happened to you?


  1. anything that autoloads on a web page, but especially anything with sound. I have no idea why people think it's a good idea.

  2. This has totally happened to me. And sometimes, if I have a number of pages opening, it takes me a while to figure out where it's coming from. Usually, it's not an ad; it's some idiot's idea that they should embed music in their blog or a news article w/video that just starts by itself. Very, very annoying. :P

  3. Never experienced, that, but eekk, sounds terrible. Totally agree on preferring to click play on anything I want to hear. I don't see why anyone would like hearing such loud noise.

  4. It's a major pain. The people whose sites these loud ads are on usually aren't aware of it and try to get rid of it as soon as someone tells them. I have no idea why someone would think a loud ad would do anything but annoy people.

  5. Yep, I've done this and scared myself silly. Good to know I'm not the only one. :)