As I attempted to read the latest half-thoughtful commentary about something controversial across Twitter and Tumblr, my phone buzzed. My preferred pablum was gone! In it's place I found a "warning" about malware. A pretend company with a site designed to mimic Google's homepage had kindly identified the thousands of viruses on my phone. Closing the browser window was not an option. There was buzzing. There was a scary popup. This was serious.
No, it wasn't. But I was annoyed. And I vowed to bring death to redirects. Leave me to my pablum!
Haven't experienced redirects since making that fix. Some sites have lost functionality (e.g. embedded videos) or look slightly stripped down visually. But I squashed an annoying thing.