Desperate advertisers to slow down your email, web browsing

The price we pay for "free" internet sites is the tacit agreement that we will buy some of the products advertised. So If you sense that you're being bombarded with more ads than ever, you ain't seen nothin' yet.

We haven't been holding up our end of the deal recently, so retailers are looking for new ways to reach our eyeballs. Two we can expect in the near future are videos in our email and full-screen video ads inserted between web page-turns.