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I'm not talking about books, although I do think people should read more books. I'm talking about text they see on their computer screens. I know that the interfaces today are not the best thing ever, and I know that you should get images and videos instead of text, but there's still no way to do all that in a practical manner, so we still get a lot of text in our computers and we should be used to it, but apparently we are not.

I'm impressed how people just click "ok", "yes" or "next" to the messages they see on screen without even looking at them, to the point that Google puts something like "this is not the usual blablabla" with big letters in one of their installation screens to warn people to read it, and I think that even there they don't read it.

Clicking without reading leads people to get infected with viruses, to install adwares and spywares, or even to miss out features that they could've enjoyed in a software being installed. I always try to put in people's head that they should read what's coming up on their screen before taking an action. And I don't mean that I think people should read the user license agreements or anything like that, because they're usually just boring, but at least take a quick look to check that you're actually accepting a license agreement instead of accepting to install a virus in your computer.

A proof of what I'm saying is a research Didier Stevens is doing. He bought a Google Ad saying "Is your PC virus-free? Get infected here!" and people clicked on it! Come on, people, especially when clicking ADS, you should READ IT FIRST!!! Take a look at an article about it here and the experiment's website here.

Let's start reading, people, and you will make my job a lot easier. :D

Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 12:32 PM General | Back to top

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LOL ur soo FUNNY

i am seriousally LMAO
Left by AIMZ on Feb 24, 2009 1:55 AM

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people shoud read more.
Left by brayton on Feb 27, 2009 6:59 PM

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your a fag you ass hole it doesn't work that way!
Left by a$$ on Mar 18, 2009 5:23 PM

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a$$... Nice nickname, by the way. And very good arguments, very well presented.
Where do you think you can get by calling people names? I guess that with a nickname like that, one cannot expect anything else to come out of you...
Left by Felipe Ceotto on Mar 19, 2009 10:02 AM

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