Why The Web Is Such A Mess

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Tom Scott

2 måneder siden

Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a "universal information system". What went wrong? • MORE BASICS: nopost.info/download/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha.html
Written with Sean Elliott SeanMElliott/ • Camera by Tomek • Graphics by William Marler wmad.co.uk
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott 6 måneder siden
The thing behind me is the Centre for Computing History's Megaprocessor. It plays Tetris.
Herry Gunawan
Herry Gunawan Dag siden
??? 11 dager siden
Wtf this is older than video its really a mess
[Hello- It’s brandon]
[Hello- It’s brandon] 29 dager siden
Beaners TV.
Beaners TV. Måned siden
4 months ago
PIXEL Måned siden
Watefoc el comentario es más viejo que el video
Joseph Shaw
Joseph Shaw 23 timer siden
Love the 'VOTE SAXON' in the intro
Fw Wryh
Fw Wryh Dag siden
I don't want to buy miracle honey and I know women are not interested in me in my area. So I can't say it has worked on me.
MrBeast Fan 2021
MrBeast Fan 2021 Dag siden
Tom Beats Beats
Tom Beats Beats 2 dager siden
The web is just the web. Your mind is a mess.
Tamar Weiss
Tamar Weiss 2 dager siden
The lesson of the day: advertisers are just the worst.
HiZombies 2 dager siden
The vote Saxon pop up is amazing
Vynnie v
Vynnie v 3 dager siden
You know, I kinda like that you didn't offer some sort of... solution, or something. You simply told us Why.
Serveck 3 dager siden
Install an adblocker on firefox and you can see how much code and memory use it has to chugg through just to strip all the garbage out of most websites. Often slowing down older computers, defeating the purpose of having faster internet...
ORENE 3 dager siden
What the...
Hazlan Bahauddin
Hazlan Bahauddin 4 dager siden
I came here for the glitch of the comment was typed 5 months ago and this video uploaded in 2 months ago
Sophie Grey
Sophie Grey 4 dager siden
That demonstration with Superman was brilliant.
just_ mal
just_ mal 4 dager siden
does british web have biscuits
CharTee _
CharTee _ 5 dager siden
When a mobile game needs your contacts to play or else "it won't work"
HT 7
HT 7 6 dager siden
AYYYYYYYY VOTE SAXON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jon dow
Jon dow 6 dager siden
KL sz
KL sz 6 dager siden
Client-Side Storage: CSS Cascading Style Sheets:
Sarada Amanchi
Sarada Amanchi 7 dager siden
Did this guy comment before this video was made
Windows 10
Windows 10 7 dager siden
vid: 1 month ago comment: 5 month ago
Hermogenes Saulog
Hermogenes Saulog 8 dager siden
fun fact:your here becuz of DJ Cook
charmeleon evolves
charmeleon evolves 8 dager siden
The spider who clicked this video: interesting
The Council
The Council 8 dager siden
I just wanna get rid of advertisers its not like their ads make me buy their product the opposit actually
mustache games
mustache games 8 dager siden
Hold on why is your comment 5 months ago while your video is 1 month ago wierd
K H 9 dager siden
IT SHOULD BE THE LAW THEY HAVE TO TELL YOU EVERYTHING THEY TAKE! I actually think they listen in your home, because EVERYTHING I talk about will come up a few weeks later, everywhere!!! They also make it too difficult to find, and a million different questions to not accept them!
K H 9 dager siden
I've actually been thinking about quitting the internet all together, as I remember a much more peaceful, and productive life before! You find yourself wondering if your connected to all the right places, and checking on notifications. Time wasting, anxiety causing, world destroying. Yes, I said world destroying, because all the Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest, etc. travel pictures people think they have to go, and they are destroying historical sites, and Nature, by too much foot traffic and trash, I read. They actually are closing places to the public, and limiting people permitted in.
jamespottertje 11 dager siden
You are forgetting one very important thing. "The biggest lie that was ever told is that the Internet is free". People don't read newspapers anymore and read their news online. Those journalist and writers need to be paid... and how are they paid? Exactly... advertising. Its an ecosystem that has worked for over a 100 years... it just changes form. Don't asume your news is "free"
Aj Alfio [TTBA] [ABYP] [TTMT] [ALGR] [TBLA] [TRAF] 11 dager siden
who's here cuz timeworks?
Untouchable Players
Untouchable Players 12 dager siden
I came into this expecting to learn nothing. However, I learned a bit about reader view and how it has been abused. Thanks :)
Evan Monsisvais
Evan Monsisvais 12 dager siden
Your Comment Glitch
Neil Robinson
Neil Robinson 12 dager siden
How about mess with the cookies and have some sort of 'fix' apply false data for advertisers to then acquire? Instead of trying to stop them data mining people, overload them with data.
Zydrex 13 dager siden
When the pinned comment is made before the video was uploaded
Andrea K.
Andrea K. 13 dager siden
Tom :"advertisers are not people" me: an advertizer 😲
The Champion
The Champion 13 dager siden
Bro this was uploaded 1 month ago and his comment was posted 5 month ago. Can someone explain to me how this is posible? Ar i am just blind.
Jesse Lindsey
Jesse Lindsey 14 dager siden
And then Facebook bought Oculus and charged only $400 for a VR headset, and now you get ridiculed for valuing privacy at all.
plica06 16 dager siden
What annoys me is pop ups that my ad blocker can't block.
mosyemessy 17 dager siden
Kind of disappointed this didn't end with a vpn ad. 😁😁
JONSON 17 dager siden
advertisers enable content like this to be produced.
Krishan 17 dager siden
I'm not going to consume many ads, period. Give me a viable, unified micropayment system and fair pricing (maybe 2x, 3x or 5x as much as you would make if I was clicking on an ad) and I would pay you for reading your articles.
YS Production
YS Production 19 dager siden
The newsletter pop ups blow my mind... I mean does it really work on people? On me it has the opposite effect. But I guess it must work (otherwise why would the web designers bother) and that is mind boggling to me.
mini crewmate
mini crewmate 19 dager siden
admit that you come there to see if timeworks is right
สมชาย ชีช้าง
สมชาย ชีช้าง 19 dager siden
the video is 1 months ago and the pinned comment is older than the video
สมชาย ชีช้าง
สมชาย ชีช้าง 19 dager siden
i love how the comment is older than the video
MsAlfred1996 19 dager siden
Wonderful video. Conclusion: use only free software if you care about your privacy
? 20 dager siden
When T...
シArixiello 20 dager siden
Watch the video carefully because the web (including NOpost,) is a mess.
kashii chan
kashii chan 20 dager siden
Thanks for ending on such a positive note, Tom!
TheBobBrom 21 dag siden
Anyone else notice the Doctor Who E easter egg?
Harrie Goston
Harrie Goston 21 dag siden
I love the little Easter Eggs in the ads in the beginning, like the joke about Tom’s biggest f*ckup, and the DW reference.
Eddy 21 dag siden
my personal solution: no cookies at all. only if it's crucial to view content then I might choose to allow only the ones original website needs. drawbacks: you need to know a bit how a website work in order to decide if either website is broken or it's because a cookie. also using an adblocker with a lots of filters. plus have an antivirus. with all this efforts still there is tons of information google can get. just incredible. this is not the WAY! shouldn't be this way 😔
semiku• 22 dager siden
Any one else is here for timeworks? 👇
some person on planet earth
some person on planet earth 19 dager siden
stop asking for likes
drego5 22 dager siden
LOVE the "Vote Saxon" popup!
Mason Miller
Mason Miller 22 dager siden
Thanks capitalism
Silvia Sánchez
Silvia Sánchez 22 dager siden
Bottom line: Use add blockers.
Sticky Steve
Sticky Steve 22 dager siden
Thanks for explaining what cookies are
RT EDITS 22 dager siden
I like how no one is talking about " video was made 1 month ago and comment is 5 months old -_-
Last 22 dager siden
They should hire a line monitor like they used to in grade shcool.
DDORV 23 dager siden
This is the reason why i enabled Ad blocker extension!
Christina Marie Hicks
Christina Marie Hicks 23 dager siden
Keylock vpn..ur trapped in..
Elizabeth Del castillo
Elizabeth Del castillo 23 dager siden
Oh no... i’ve just been reminded of those “game ads” you get when... you watch your online enthusiasm stuff... along with some “pill” ads You know what I mean everyone... Oh also forgot about that Iphone spin wheel thing... my god that’s a scam...
Skraftz I guess
Skraftz I guess 23 dager siden
If they track me they better stop giving me Grammarly ads everywhere when I already have it.
Ajc 7575
Ajc 7575 23 dager siden
Wait, Google is one of the largest ad companies?
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ 23 dager siden
Google adsense. NOpost ads are all ran by Google.
MICheeHL 23 dager siden
Saxon for President 2020
Bhargavi 1521
Bhargavi 1521 24 dager siden
Y isn't anyone talking bout' the date of the comment 🤔
⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ 24 dager siden
Let's be honest, you all came from Timeworks
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ 23 dager siden
Uh no.
IronBahamut 24 dager siden
Thank god for Adblockers
jeffykkcc 24 dager siden
Why is the comment upload before the video was made
o laul
o laul 24 dager siden
Because the video was made multiple months ago, got uploaded to youtube but was still marked as private. So somebody with the specific link to that video can already watch and comment on it. In conclusion, this video was just published a month ago
S H 24 dager siden
Ironically the vid is just riddled with adware.
Minteck 26 dager siden
5:40 And some websites doesn't even let you say "no". If you say no it just send you to about:blank
t0m 23
t0m 23 26 dager siden
I appreciate the vote Saxon thing
Bunny 27 dager siden
site: get do you want me to use cookies? me: no site: sorry you don't meet the requirements to access this web page
Olivier Pirlet
Olivier Pirlet 27 dager siden
"Vote Saxon" I loved it !
DeestriosX 27 dager siden
This was uploaded 1 month ago and it has a comment from 5 months.. ago?
Emma Dudman
Emma Dudman 27 dager siden
VOTE SAXON 🖤 We love a Who reference!
Natasha Reed
Natasha Reed 27 dager siden
why your pin say 5 month ago it was made 1 month ago
lMagicalMerlin 27 dager siden
This video is posted on Nov. 23'd, 2020. Tom's pinned comment is from 5 months ago... I am watching this on December 31st, 2020... a month after its release--- Thank you for blessing me with your knowledge kind time traveler.
o laul
o laul 24 dager siden
Thats no time travelling
Natasha Reed
Natasha Reed 27 dager siden
i did the same thing
Zerobloodify 28 dager siden
Every time I watch one of Tom's videos on computer science I feel like we are living in some sort of dystopian nightmare future.
Raptor Jesus
Raptor Jesus 28 dager siden
i think its funny that when the sites give you a switch for different cookies they don't actually tell you which is "on" and which is "off" we all just assume that black means off, but it would make more sense for these info hoarding Aholes to make you think you've turned everything off when infact you've turned it all on.
Connor Bell
Connor Bell 28 dager siden
Vote Saxon
WillBill 28 dager siden
Those Superman Easter eggs. Brilliant, Tom and William.
FREDDIE REAGAN 28 dager siden
Tom scoot comment is 5 months old while video is 1 months old
RO IHU 28 dager siden
They should make these illegal. Everything should be off by default.
Moley Kun
Moley Kun 28 dager siden
Vote Saxon!
All The Mikeys Are Taken
All The Mikeys Are Taken 29 dager siden
NoScript > Ad-Block
All The Mikeys Are Taken
All The Mikeys Are Taken 29 dager siden
5:23-5:27 NO means NO
Paul H.
Paul H. 29 dager siden
0:17 "Vote Saxon" Who's gotten to you
Abi Robins
Abi Robins 29 dager siden
Vote Saxon 😂😂😂
SockBot 29 dager siden
The cookies is the scary part yet most of the comments are focused on ads in general. I work in online ads and FYI too many ads absolutely drives down a sites traffic. We know this. In our industry, execs try to balance how many ads they can show with how many a user will tolerate e.g. user experience is important. But these ads also allow people running food blogs, for example, to make money off that blog, make more content with that money, and eventually make enough to turn that blog into a career. But yes we know the ads can be annoying. Every suggestion I make involves less ads. But just like supporting youtubers, these ads allow higher quality content to exist for free. Cookies are where it becomes greedy. They let advertisers pay more money to target specific groups, which isn’t surface level bad, but allowing random companies access to detailed profiles on us is a recipe for disaster.
ANUJ GUPTA Måned siden
at 6:26 , right after you mentioned Google Chrome and Google search, I got an advertisement for Google ads ._.
RealDarkBlade Måned siden
Like in the South Park episodes...it's becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between an article and an ad
Iraijus Måned siden
I love the "content" joke at 0:45.
Luxic Måned siden
Thats just sad.
Field Marshal Gaig
Field Marshal Gaig Måned siden
vote saxon
rickster4k Måned siden
This is why i use a Adblock, because websites are too annoying with the crap they want to throw in my face.
Pate Jate
Pate Jate Måned siden
This is why I've disabled JavaScript by default
Alison Ste
Alison Ste Måned siden
Well, let me go and delete my cookies....
ohifonlyx33 Måned siden
Mia E
Mia E Måned siden
Any one else really want a cookie now? Like the chocolate chip kind
Jim Dery
Jim Dery Måned siden
Irony not lost on me...... video on privacy interrupted by youtube adverts......
E030E03 Måned siden
Or, just disable Javascript.
marc the furry
marc the furry Måned siden
Nice superman reference
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