Some of us might not be aware, while some of us “don’t annoyingly care” who Ethan Zuckerman is. But the truth is if you have been using the internet quite well, you would have come across his creations.
Ethan Zuckerman claims that he is the first person to create an internet pop-up ad.
Am sure you can relate to that. Well if you do not know what pop up ads are, They are those annoying little boxes that pop-up randomly when you visit some websites.
Ethan Zuckerman claims that when he created the pop up code, he was working with Tripod then, and then it went viral. Well, the creation is annoyingly successful, But now he said he regrets it just a little bit, and has apologized in an online essay, stating that the intentions were good.
He also said that he was only looking for a way for anyone to be heard across the world when he first designed the code. I definitely think that goal was met.
Now, thankfully, your internet browser blocks most (if not all) pop-up ads so we don’t have to worry about them anymore.
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