Saturday, October 11, 2014

I Would Pay $5 for This App Right Now If Someone Would Invent It

Lately, the tweets I've been receiving in my Twitter account has been flooded with political ads. And not just text tweets. Most of them have pictures attached, usually of some political poster. Sometimes I have to scroll several times just to see a regular tweet.

Then I entered the letter E, which is a stock ticker symbol for ENI, an Italian energy company, in an investment search engine. The result page was covered with ads for Proposition E. I don't know what Proposition E is and it's not even a ballot issue in the area where I live.

I'm sick of these ads. I would like an app for my Apple iPhone or iPad that would blank out or block all political ads from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and web search results pages. I would be willing to pay $5 for such an app.