http://live.pirillo.com/ – Imagine my surprise the other day when searching for an archived document of mine the other day. There was what I was looking for… the first two hits on Google. The third hit, however, was a link to a video of mine on Zango. Zango?!?! Whaaaaaaaaaaat?
Yes, you heard me. My videos are available on Zango. Of course, in order to view them you have to install the Zango software. You’re free to decline, or you can get a great deal! Here, let me show you what it says on their site:
“Thanks to Zango, you get premium content brought to you free, paid for by ads. When installed, Zango brings you ads based on keywords… and pops up in a new browser window”.
Excuse me? ADS? How many of us try everything within our power to get RID of ads? Why the heck would we want more ads???
Never would I have given permission for Zango to do this with my videos. So of course, I blogged about this. After some digging, I found out that Revver is behind this. Thankfully (to make a long story shorter), Revver has agreed to NOT allow my content to be used by Zango anymore.
This is a disgrace, and deceptive! Why would someone have to install software in order to watch videos that are free and easily accessible via YouTube, or any of the other sites I upload daily to? I hate the thought that someone… or several someones… may have inadvertantly installed this CRAPware, thinking it was the only way they could view my content. Yes, I said crapware. In my mind, that’s exactly what this is. People come to me, and others who are geeks like me, every single day wanting help removing this piece of junk from their system. Oh, and for the record? Those “cute little smilies” you get with Zango? They aren’t that cute when you can’t get rid of them easily.
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