While the meaning behind this is good. It's so far removed from reality it's not very useful.
It's very easy to just say something is shit, but all of these things were created to solve problems for businesses, how about suggesting some alternatives.
I never understood people like this bashing sites with ads. Do they know that you can still have ads and great content design?
0 business sense.
Not all ads are created equal... a lot of them are bullshit, but don't have to be.
That's pretty much exactly what I said.
then I'm supplementing your sentiment
hey, gotta maintain that bullshit twitter persona, right?
To me, Brad is suggesting that bullshit (e.g. popups, jargon, junk mail...) is a bandaid for larger, systematic bad product decisions. Instead of fixing business problems by not respecting people, build a product that doesn't have to resort to those measures to succeed.
Is that grounded in reality? I think so, even if it's hard to do.
I don't. Things can only be judged in relation to other things. You can't 'kill bullshit' unless there already is plenty of it.
It's fair to say that a lot of sites are overusing tracking and 'marketing' tools, but the reason they exist in the first place is to allow independent (ie. non-sponsored content) publications to exist.
Flip side here: How many people have had their browsing experience interrupted by an invasive ad, and have left with a positive impression of the brand?
Shitty advertising hurts the advertisers too.
Love the link text for closing the popup window when you turn the bullshit on.
I touched on this dilemma myself at http://www.web-crunch.com/stop-it/. I totally stand behind Brad on this one.
i agree with DoB. All that bullshit is so not necessary for humans. All that damn marketing bullshit for resource killing bullshit made in china, wich by the way destroys our environment, should just stop. But we damn humans are stupid (incl. myself) - we want every year a new phone, computer, plastic gadget for anything, or new clothes just for fun and beeing IN or COOL. Our bosses want to make money, so they spread bullshit (marketing) for bullshit products, and we sheeps have to produce that bullshit for some money (only to spend it for other BULLSHIT). Its crazy.
ps. sorry for my bad english (not my regular language)
This is one of my favourite talks actually, although far from new: http://bradfrost.com/blog/post/death-to-bullshit-at-creative-mornings/
(He goes into far more detail there.)
It's funny because ad-blocker has blocked half of the bullshit version.
On a side note, I'm surprised that Times New Roman can look decent with proper typography.
Do NOT click, "Turn bullshit on?"
DEFINITELY click "Turn bullshit on"