Whats upp with Forbes popup ad?

(Yes, I know it’s not an actual popup ad per se)

Forbes is an American business magazine, well know for it’s lists of wealthy people making billions of dollars. And other stuff.

I sometimes get links there show up in my Twitter and Facebook feeds and one thing has been bugging me for some time now.

This is what you get if you surf to Forbes.com right now:

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Yeah, that small thing to the right is a standard Google Adwords type of thing poorly formated and… very small on a desktop computer. It looks horrible. And you have to look at it for a few second before you can click ”Continue to site” and move on to the actual content.

On the left is a small proverb. The one showing here is kinda ironic in this context.

I thought it might be that they’ve put all efforts into a modern responsive mobile site, and I just happened to be such a looser I stumbled upon an old deprecated desktop site nobody uses anymore. Silly me.

So I tried using my Nexus tablet:

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Gah. Horrible anglicism! Ugly formatting! Crappy low quality ad content!

My only explanation is that Forbes are so wealthy, catering to the extremely rich, this is actually not just sloppy web-design, but actually a bold statement:

We’re so loaded we can do what ever we want. Eat this standard ad, peasants.