Why is surfing the web like stepping in a huge smoldering pile of shit? You can attempt to step over it or negotiate around it but something plop, there you are deep in it and wondering what to do.
Behind many of those alluring links are hooks and traps that open you up to much more than you either anticipated or bargined for.
How is the average Internet user supposed to know or especially be able to anticipate all or any of the many snares looming out there?
Scammers and aggressive marketers are guilty of jamming the pipes with junk that has cluttered the web with millions of useless pages and websites that have almost essentially ruined or spoiled the potential of this medium.