Why The Web Is Such A Mess

Birt 23 nóv 2020
Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a "universal information system". What went wrong? • MORE BASICS: ischats.info/like/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha
Written with Sean Elliott SeanMElliott/ • Camera by Tomek • Graphics by William Marler wmad.co.uk
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Ummæli

  • The thing behind me is the Centre for Computing History's Megaprocessor. It plays Tetris.

  • Love the 'VOTE SAXON' in the intro

  • 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.

  • Kol

  • The web is just the web. Your mind is a mess.

  • The lesson of the day: advertisers are just the worst.

  • The vote Saxon pop up is amazing

  • You know, I kinda like that you didn't offer some sort of... solution, or something. You simply told us Why.

  • 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...

  • What the...

  • I came here for the glitch of the comment was typed 5 months ago and this video uploaded in 2 months ago

  • That demonstration with Superman was brilliant.

  • does british web have biscuits

  • When a mobile game needs your contacts to play or else "it won't work"

  • AYYYYYYYY VOTE SAXON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5rong1

  • Client-Side Storage: CSS Cascading Style Sheets:

  • Did this guy comment before this video was made

  • vid: 1 month ago comment: 5 month ago

  • fun fact:your here becuz of DJ Cook

  • The spider who clicked this video: interesting

  • I just wanna get rid of advertisers its not like their ads make me buy their product the opposit actually

  • Hold on why is your comment 5 months ago while your video is 1 month ago wierd

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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"

  • who's here cuz timeworks?

  • I came into this expecting to learn nothing. However, I learned a bit about reader view and how it has been abused. Thanks :)

  • Your Comment Glitch

  • 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.

  • When the pinned comment is made before the video was uploaded

  • Tom :"advertisers are not people" me: an advertizer 😲

  • 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.

  • And then Facebook bought Oculus and charged only $400 for a VR headset, and now you get ridiculed for valuing privacy at all.

  • What annoys me is pop ups that my ad blocker can't block.

  • Kind of disappointed this didn't end with a vpn ad. 😁😁

  • advertisers enable content like this to be produced.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • admit that you come there to see if timeworks is right

  • the video is 1 months ago and the pinned comment is older than the video

  • i love how the comment is older than the video

  • Wonderful video. Conclusion: use only free software if you care about your privacy

  • When T...

  • Watch the video carefully because the web (including ISchats,) is a mess.

  • Thanks for ending on such a positive note, Tom!

  • Anyone else notice the Doctor Who E easter egg?

  • 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.

  • 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 😔

  • Any one else is here for timeworks? 👇

  • LOVE the "Vote Saxon" popup!

  • Thanks capitalism

  • Bottom line: Use add blockers.

  • Thanks for explaining what cookies are

  • I like how no one is talking about " video was made 1 month ago and comment is 5 months old -_-

  • They should hire a line monitor like they used to in grade shcool.

  • This is the reason why i enabled Ad blocker extension!

  • Keylock vpn..ur trapped in..

  • 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...

  • If they track me they better stop giving me Grammarly ads everywhere when I already have it.

  • Wait, Google is one of the largest ad companies?

  • Saxon for President 2020

  • Y isn't anyone talking bout' the date of the comment 🤔

  • Let's be honest, you all came from Timeworks

  • Thank god for Adblockers

  • Why is the comment upload before the video was made

    • 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

  • Ironically the vid is just riddled with adware.

  • 5:40 And some websites doesn't even let you say "no". If you say no it just send you to about:blank

  • I appreciate the vote Saxon thing

  • site: get do you want me to use cookies? me: no site: sorry you don't meet the requirements to access this web page

  • "Vote Saxon" I loved it !

  • This was uploaded 1 month ago and it has a comment from 5 months.. ago?

  • VOTE SAXON 🖤 We love a Who reference!

  • why your pin say 5 month ago it was made 1 month ago

  • 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.

    • Thats no time travelling

    • i did the same thing

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vote Saxon

  • Those Superman Easter eggs. Brilliant, Tom and William.

  • Tom scoot comment is 5 months old while video is 1 months old

  • They should make these illegal. Everything should be off by default.

  • Vote Saxon!

  • NoScript > Ad-Block

  • 5:23-5:27 NO means NO

  • 0:17 "Vote Saxon" Who's gotten to you

  • Vote Saxon 😂😂😂

  • 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.

  • at 6:26 , right after you mentioned Google Chrome and Google search, I got an advertisement for Google ads ._.

  • Like in the South Park episodes...it's becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between an article and an ad

  • I love the "content" joke at 0:45.

  • Thats just sad.

  • vote saxon

  • This is why i use a Adblock, because websites are too annoying with the crap they want to throw in my face.

  • This is why I've disabled JavaScript by default

  • Well, let me go and delete my cookies....

  • 👀👀 VOTE SAXON ❎

  • Any one else really want a cookie now? Like the chocolate chip kind

  • Irony not lost on me...... video on privacy interrupted by youtube adverts......

  • Or, just disable Javascript.

  • Nice superman reference