I really like what Boston Common does– collecting snippets from Boston-area blogs, and displaying them in aggregated meme-like fashion. I get a lot of hits from the site, and I appreciate the work Adam Gaffin does every day.
BUT! Today, I noticed that Boston Common is now running floating Flash (Rich Media) advertisements from Travelocity. Hovering over the content! I find these things irritating, especially when it specifically delays your access to the information.
I understand the need for online advertising, and revenue, but surely this is more of an annoyance than an effective marketing tool.
Honestly, for me, it’s enough to make me go make hotel reservations at Expedia. Until I see a floating flash ad from them!
Still, I guess I’m willing to endure the ads, as long as Adam keeps doing what he’s doing. How can you bite the hand that feeds you?