Oh my, a virus? No, just the BBC abroad

I freaked out. I religiously practice safe surfing, so how in the world did that advertisement show up on the BBC news site?

BBC goes commercial

Click the pic to see it for yourself.

It scared me initially. Thought some bizar virus had taken over the laptop.

Then I realized, I was surfing the web in the United States. BBC is commercial free in the UK, but can (for some time now) advertise outside its borders.

Strange experience for this London resident. Felt a bit dirty. Like promising the senior citizen next door to cut her lawn for free, and then asking money.

Or like watching the sunrise being sponsored by the Yellow Pages. It’s just not right.

But maybe I’m getting old. Cause why it’s necessary, click here for BBC’s explanation.


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