Has YouTube Gone Mad?

sadmanbarty

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I always browse incognito, meaning that every time i go onto the internet, i'm starting fresh. nothing's tailored to me.

yesterday every single advert i got on youtube was a masterclasses one. every single one (the timbaland one looked wicked as it happens). and without exaggeration that was probably around 20 adverts.

i also got recommended loads of video from a youtube genre i'd never seen before. it's essentially girls with big boobs doing things. you'll click on one (for anthropological purposes obviously) and all the recommended videos are all of big boobed girls doing things; trying on bikini's and clothes, they all had ones where they filmed themselves having showers. but weirdly they all avoided pretending it was sexual. they were all ostensibly for female audiences.
 

luka

Active member
Staff member
It used to have a sophisticated algorithm that recommended cool stuff I'd never heard of now it's got an idiot one that thinks I want to watch old Hale and Pace sketches
 

luka

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I guess it's just been captured by the forces of evil. Accidentally watch two seconds of Joe rogan and you're never free of him again but no matter how many Pakistani musicians I watch it never recommends any to me.
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
i've been seeing a big increase in spam e-mails since the coro virus but i don't understand why.
 

Leo

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You are not very incognito in incognito mode

Is Private Browsing Really Private? Short answer: No

When you think of privacy, you likely see yourself searching the web in complete anonymity. But private browsing may not offer the complete mask of privacy you’re envisioning.

With private browsing, you can remain incognito on a work device, for instance, because your information won’t be stored on your computer. But your privacy ends there. Your employer, internet service provider, the websites you visited, and government agencies may still be privy to information including your browsing history, passwords and cookies.
 

mvuent

Void Dweller
what ever happened with elsagate? presumably that kind of shit is still going strong on youtube? captured by the forces of evil is a good way to describe it.
 
YouTube was never sane.

When you cue up a vid & those ancient alien Gaia ads that play before hand, with alien skeletons & fuckwits with PhD’s in horse shit, gtfo. Don’t these people have any shame, or is the conspiracy world metastasising unchecked?

Worse are the recommendations, despite all the privacy settings being on lockdown. No-one in this house watches Jimmy fucking Carr. Ever. So why is his disturbing head, shiny haired quiff & attached “crush”, “destroys” & associated terminology with each clip, being constantly displayed to the right of the screen? Does YouTube think Jimmy Carr is worth anyone’s time?

It’s turned into a sort of necessary evil. Great for music at work & keeping students happy. Trick is open 2 YouTube tabs & give each student one tune at a time like you would back to back on turntables. Clear instructions that “it’s your responsibility to mute the tab first, get rid of the ads, so that when your track plays it’s actual music”. Not ancient alien crap.
 
We actually love ancient aliens here.
If that orange host uses gel or wax to build that bouffant then ok, but if it’s hairspray & he’s diminishing the ozone layer on purpose to make it easier for the aliens to enter our atmosphere, then I’m duty bound to wag a finger like Dennis Skinner.
 
Imagine being stuck in a lift with Graham Hancock, or worse, doing DMT with him.

Shuddering portholes open in his forehead. Half alien half marsupial humanoids spew forth. Hancock realises that the pouch thingy could be a useful evolutionary device in the future. He telepathically communicates with ECCO staff who, along with a now a-causal & eternal John C Lilly, think he’s onto something. Then, when we all wake up tomorrow, we find flesh pouches below our umbilicus & a floating hologram of Hancock, laughing, like a mad god, ushering in fleets of his own cloned warrior doubles to endow us with & rigorously police instructional YouTube videos on pouch uses.

I don’t want to believe.
 

Leo

Active member
Worse are the recommendations, despite all the privacy settings being on lockdown. No-one in this house watches Jimmy fucking Carr. Ever. So why is his disturbing head, shiny haired quiff & attached “crush”, “destroys” & associated terminology with each clip, being constantly displayed to the right of the screen? Does YouTube think Jimmy Carr is worth anyone’s time?
been mentioned in the past that a number of those recommendations appear because they are essentially paid for, not based on you viewing history. brands pay youtube to "bump" their video, so it's not exactly as if they bought a banner ad but they are paying YT to move their video into x number of recommendation sidebars.

separately, recommendation for certain videos can in fact originate from your viewing history in a related way. let's say you view video X, and hundreds of others who have also viewed that video have also viewed video Y. chances are video Y will pop up in your sidebar, the algorithm is calculating that if you liked X then you might like Y, based on the actions of others.
 
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Yeah corporate behemoths are one thing, it's just one specific individual with that forced laugh. Not discriminating against people who like to cheese-grate their own genitalia, but something similarly uncomfortable manifests when i see him,

The reaction recommendations are monstrous, the diuretic conspiracy drip drips move the irritation up another level, then that hyena of a human with his Casino cast-off suits, e45 shiny face & middle-class bs beams out like an agent of Satan. Maybe send him to Summer-Isle on a "job".
 
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