Infographic: The most hated Internet innovations

Did you know the inventor of pop-up ads intended them to be less disruptive than those embedded on home pages? Read on for more secrets behind the Internet’s most annoying inventions.

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These little annoyances—and many more—are all over the Internet, and have been for a long time. They’re second nature to us now, but someone had to invent them.

An infographic by lists seven of the most hated Internet innovations—and the people who invented them.

Here are three:

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