I read a few things a couple months about Google possibly having issues since their main business model depends on ad revenue. Then I started to notice a few popups wanting me to sign up, and pay, for their "premium" services. I also noticed a lot more ads while watching YouTube videos.
Today, I had to get interrupted every 3 minutes by a "commercial" in the videos. Then while there is no ad, there is a popup for signing up for YouTube Red. This is the premium, no commercials or ads version of YouTube. I know some people who signed up and were less than thrilled with the service. I didn't mind an ad every now and then, but every three minutes seems extreme.
Does any of this bother anyone else or am I just being crabby?
Does this also mean we should start imagining a world without "free" Google products?