I like to surf the net. I surf traffic exchanges, mostly. I have my websites added to the ones I surf so that I can accrue credits to advertise them on each exchange.
I surf with the sound turned off or down super low nowadays, because so many sites have auto-playing audio and /or video. I DO NOT like auto sound and video...I feel it invades my space...I cannot listen to music or anything else, for that matter, while I surf because, it inevitably is interrupted by someone's idea of new internet marketing.
Audio and video are great, in and of themselves...but when they are forced on me, I tend to run for the STOP button. If I want to watch or listen to video/audio, I would appreciate the choice to do so...the message that is being sent ends up being lost on me anyway, because I will usually disregard a site the next time I see it for the simple reason that they held no regard for me and my right to choose what I hear and see.
And there is one other aspect of auto-playing audio/video that annoys me...it slows down the page loading of websites considerably. I will click away from a page that is "forever" loading something in favor of one I can see quickly and easily.
There are many marketers on the internet that are pushing videos and audio right now...but I am not going to be one of them...You may see an occasional affiliate page with auto-something or other that I am advertising, merely because I haven't made a splash page for it, and if you think my advertising pages are 'old fashioned', that's fine by me.
I Rest secure in Your Strong Hand
3 years ago