Why The Web Is Such A Mess

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Tom Scott

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Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a "universal information system". What went wrong? • MORE BASICS: mnpost.info/one/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 5 сарын өмнө
The thing behind me is the Centre for Computing History's Megaprocessor. It plays Tetris.
??? Өдрийн өмнө
Wtf this is older than video its really a mess
[Hello- It’s brandon]
[Hello- It’s brandon] 18 өдрийн өмнө
GBOYG and GCOKYG SenorOggy Pack
GBOYG and GCOKYG SenorOggy Pack 20 өдрийн өмнө
4 months ago
PIXEL 21 өдрийн өмнө
Watefoc el comentario es más viejo que el video
Lita Pita
Lita Pita 24 өдрийн өмнө
This comment was made before the video
jamespottertje 18 цагийн өмнө
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] 19 цагийн өмнө
who's here cuz timeworks?
Untouchable Players
Untouchable Players Өдрийн өмнө
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 Өдрийн өмнө
Your Comment Glitch
Neil Robinson
Neil Robinson Өдрийн өмнө
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 2 өдрийн өмнө
When the pinned comment is made before the video was uploaded
Andrea K.
Andrea K. 2 өдрийн өмнө
Tom :"advertisers are not people" me: an advertizer 😲
The Champion
The Champion 3 өдрийн өмнө
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 3 өдрийн өмнө
And then Facebook bought Oculus and charged only $400 for a VR headset, and now you get ridiculed for valuing privacy at all.
plica06 5 өдрийн өмнө
What annoys me is pop ups that my ad blocker can't block.
mosyemessy 6 өдрийн өмнө
Kind of disappointed this didn't end with a vpn ad. 😁😁
JONSON 7 өдрийн өмнө
advertisers enable content like this to be produced.
Krishan 7 өдрийн өмнө
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 8 өдрийн өмнө
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 8 өдрийн өмнө
admit that you come there to see if timeworks is right
สมชาย ชีช้าง
สมชาย ชีช้าง 8 өдрийн өмнө
the video is 1 months ago and the pinned comment is older than the video
สมชาย ชีช้าง
สมชาย ชีช้าง 8 өдрийн өмнө
i love how the comment is older than the video
MsAlfred1996 9 өдрийн өмнө
Wonderful video. Conclusion: use only free software if you care about your privacy
? 9 өдрийн өмнө
When T...
シArixiello 9 өдрийн өмнө
Watch the video carefully because the web (including MNpost,) is a mess.
kashii chan
kashii chan 10 өдрийн өмнө
Thanks for ending on such a positive note, Tom!
TheBobBrom 10 өдрийн өмнө
Anyone else notice the Doctor Who E easter egg?
Harrie Goston
Harrie Goston 10 өдрийн өмнө
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 10 өдрийн өмнө
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• 11 өдрийн өмнө
Any one else is here for timeworks? 👇
some person on planet earth
some person on planet earth 8 өдрийн өмнө
stop asking for likes
drego5 11 өдрийн өмнө
LOVE the "Vote Saxon" popup!
Mason Miller
Mason Miller 11 өдрийн өмнө
Thanks capitalism
Silvia Sánchez
Silvia Sánchez 11 өдрийн өмнө
Bottom line: Use add blockers.
Sticky Steve
Sticky Steve 11 өдрийн өмнө
Thanks for explaining what cookies are
RT EDITS 12 өдрийн өмнө
I like how no one is talking about " video was made 1 month ago and comment is 5 months old -_-
Last 12 өдрийн өмнө
They should hire a line monitor like they used to in grade shcool.
DDORV 12 өдрийн өмнө
This is the reason why i enabled Ad blocker extension!
Christina Marie Hicks
Christina Marie Hicks 12 өдрийн өмнө
Keylock vpn..ur trapped in..
Elizabeth Del castillo
Elizabeth Del castillo 12 өдрийн өмнө
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 12 өдрийн өмнө
If they track me they better stop giving me Grammarly ads everywhere when I already have it.
Ajc 7575
Ajc 7575 13 өдрийн өмнө
Wait, Google is one of the largest ad companies?
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ 12 өдрийн өмнө
Google adsense. MNpost ads are all ran by Google.
MICheeHL 13 өдрийн өмнө
Saxon for President 2020
Bhargavi 1521
Bhargavi 1521 13 өдрийн өмнө
Y isn't anyone talking bout' the date of the comment 🤔
⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ 13 өдрийн өмнө
Let's be honest, you all came from Timeworks
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ 12 өдрийн өмнө
Uh no.
IronBahamut 13 өдрийн өмнө
Thank god for Adblockers
jeffykkcc 13 өдрийн өмнө
Why is the comment upload before the video was made
o laul
o laul 13 өдрийн өмнө
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 14 өдрийн өмнө
Ironically the vid is just riddled with adware.
Minteck 15 өдрийн өмнө
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 15 өдрийн өмнө
I appreciate the vote Saxon thing
Bunny 16 өдрийн өмнө
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 16 өдрийн өмнө
"Vote Saxon" I loved it !
DeestriosX 16 өдрийн өмнө
This was uploaded 1 month ago and it has a comment from 5 months.. ago?
Emma Dudman
Emma Dudman 16 өдрийн өмнө
VOTE SAXON 🖤 We love a Who reference!
Natasha Reed
Natasha Reed 16 өдрийн өмнө
why your pin say 5 month ago it was made 1 month ago
lMagicalMerlin 17 өдрийн өмнө
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 13 өдрийн өмнө
Thats no time travelling
Natasha Reed
Natasha Reed 16 өдрийн өмнө
i did the same thing
Zerobloodify 17 өдрийн өмнө
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 17 өдрийн өмнө
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 17 өдрийн өмнө
Vote Saxon
WillBill 17 өдрийн өмнө
Those Superman Easter eggs. Brilliant, Tom and William.
FREDDIE REAGAN 17 өдрийн өмнө
Tom scoot comment is 5 months old while video is 1 months old
RO IHU 17 өдрийн өмнө
They should make these illegal. Everything should be off by default.
Moley Kun
Moley Kun 17 өдрийн өмнө
Vote Saxon!
All The Mikeys Are Taken
All The Mikeys Are Taken 18 өдрийн өмнө
NoScript > Ad-Block
All The Mikeys Are Taken
All The Mikeys Are Taken 18 өдрийн өмнө
5:23-5:27 NO means NO
Paul H.
Paul H. 18 өдрийн өмнө
0:17 "Vote Saxon" Who's gotten to you
Abi Robins
Abi Robins 18 өдрийн өмнө
Vote Saxon 😂😂😂
SockBot 18 өдрийн өмнө
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 19 өдрийн өмнө
at 6:26 , right after you mentioned Google Chrome and Google search, I got an advertisement for Google ads ._.
RealDarkBlade 19 өдрийн өмнө
Like in the South Park episodes...it's becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between an article and an ad
Iraijus 19 өдрийн өмнө
I love the "content" joke at 0:45.
Luxic 19 өдрийн өмнө
Thats just sad.
Field Marshal Gaig
Field Marshal Gaig 19 өдрийн өмнө
vote saxon
rickster4k 19 өдрийн өмнө
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 19 өдрийн өмнө
This is why I've disabled JavaScript by default
Alison Ste
Alison Ste 19 өдрийн өмнө
Well, let me go and delete my cookies....
ohifonlyx33 20 өдрийн өмнө
Mia E
Mia E 20 өдрийн өмнө
Any one else really want a cookie now? Like the chocolate chip kind
Jim Dery
Jim Dery 21 өдрийн өмнө
Irony not lost on me...... video on privacy interrupted by youtube adverts......
E030E03 21 өдрийн өмнө
Or, just disable Javascript.
marc the furry
marc the furry 21 өдрийн өмнө
Nice superman reference
Pited Apollo
Pited Apollo 21 өдрийн өмнө
L H 21 өдрийн өмнө
Joke's on you advertisers - I'm broke. Advertise whatever you want.
Ayman Arabi Gaming
Ayman Arabi Gaming 22 өдрийн өмнө
Who is here after timeworks video "This video's comment is older than the video"
Allec De chavez
Allec De chavez 22 өдрийн өмнө
Fact: Look Her Tom Scott Comment *4 months ago* right? and look her description created *November 24 2020* *And Her Comment Is Older than her video*
Blaxxun 22 өдрийн өмнө
The most infuriating thing is when the site in response to a "no cookie" request deliberately takes it so literally as to not store a cookie with info about that "no cookies" preference. Instead, one of the million "third party" vendors or whatever is the option that enables the "yes/no" cookie, disguised behind some obscure company name. The advertisers and site designers will take the absolute piss at any given opportunity to try and squeeze a few extra cents. The ony thing i've seen work against the ever repeating cookie popup is, ironically, an adblock filter blocking that site element from loading.
Jacek Plays ❶
Jacek Plays ❶ 22 өдрийн өмнө
brave users stand up :sunglasses:
eeggplanto eggo
eeggplanto eggo 23 өдрийн өмнө
Wait that comment is illegal
Aaron Gillis
Aaron Gillis 23 өдрийн өмнө
Time works did a video about you
weekndotter 24 өдрийн өмнө
Claim your 'free cookie' here
N K 24 өдрийн өмнө
Do I get milk with my cookies?
Robert Lundy
Robert Lundy 24 өдрийн өмнө
TheOneTold 24 өдрийн өмнө
You don't have a right to go on someone else's website and force them to not to allow cookies on you. Websites are the private property of their owners and you have no right to go on websites if you won't follow their rules. If you don't want your privacy invaded, don't go on sites that you know are taking away your privacy.
Rafael Marvelous George Tanudjaja
Rafael Marvelous George Tanudjaja 24 өдрийн өмнө
pov: u were looking for Tom Scott comment
Willton Wira Wibowo
Willton Wira Wibowo 24 өдрийн өмнө
who is here from timeworms video?
sajjad hossan shimanto
sajjad hossan shimanto 25 өдрийн өмнө
And your comment is also a mess. Your video is 1 month old and your comment is 4 months old
Oscar Macintyre
Oscar Macintyre 25 өдрийн өмнө
“Vote Saxon” *Doctor who music intensifies*
Quang Sơn Lê
Quang Sơn Lê 25 өдрийн өмнө
Michael Moore
Michael Moore 25 өдрийн өмнө
After watching the latest video (about the greatest title sequence), I went back to this video and looked for the small details. Picked up on the "renticulating splines" joke, as well as the reference to work being replaced with "content" (see Tom's video on the onosecond).
Darwin Maisner
Darwin Maisner 25 өдрийн өмнө
I started using Google because of no ads, but their business model has put ads on every website except theirs.
Eatay Mizrachi
Eatay Mizrachi 25 өдрийн өмнө
Can anybody explain would happen in the UK in terms of GDPR after brexit?
Akeldama 25 өдрийн өмнө
KURT M. DELOS ANGELES 25 өдрийн өмнө
yetgamercool123 25 өдрийн өмнө
Edvards Kaļva
Edvards Kaļva 25 өдрийн өмнө
did you add the reverb post recording?
rock hayter
rock hayter 25 өдрийн өмнө
Supss_ 25 өдрийн өмнө
0:17 vote saxon that’s a doctor who reference
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