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Maybe it has something to do with Amazon wanting to keep you on their site longer. And of course Amazon's not the only one. A lot of web sites seem to want to make you jump through hoops to find things or do things on their sites. Internet hell is what I've found sometimes. It's like being locked inside a store until you buy something.
On the blog site bridgetstraub this question was raised in relation to finding a particular book on Amazon. She related some of the problems she ran into finding a particular book and wanting to leave a review. As she admits, her techie skills might not be the best, but I can certainly relate to that. However the point she raised made me start contemplating some of the internet hassles I've dealt with and so have many of you I would guess.
Fortunately, I've learned to navigate Amazon and some of those sites pretty well, but now and then I still get caught in a frustrating quagmire. I've even managed to get pretty adept at leaving comments on WordPress and the annoying systems like CommentLuv, Intense Debate, and Disqus and the like. Oh sure I'm a big blog baby some of you may say. Well, that's what I think when I hear complaints about commenting on Blogspot sites. What's so difficult about leaving a comment on a Blogger site?
I guess it's a matter of what we're used to. I'd be fine if Blogger stopped changing stuff so I didn't have to stop and think and relearn new processes. It's like the automated phone systems that keep asking you to press this button or that and then keep you on line waiting for a long time.
And then there's those automated phone systems that say, "Please listen closely as some of our options have changed." My health care provider has had that message on their system for like seven years now. Can you please stop changing the options already people? Either that or change the message.
Don't even get me started on the crazy lady giving directions on those navigation systems. Have you ever driven in circles with that lady scolding you about missing your turn and telling you to go back.
Time-saving technology sure seems to waste a lot of time.
What website loop-de-loops particularly annoy you? What about those automated phone systems? How often do you actually talk to real people anymore? I mean people that are actually helpful?