Why The Web Is Such A Mess

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Tom Scott

2 kuukautta sitten

Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a "universal information system". What went wrong? • MORE BASICS: fipost.info/label/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha
Written with Sean Elliott SeanMElliott/ • Camera by Tomek • Graphics by William Marler wmad.co.uk
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott 5 kuukautta sitten
The thing behind me is the Centre for Computing History's Megaprocessor. It plays Tetris.
??? 8 päivää sitten
Wtf this is older than video its really a mess
[Hello- It’s brandon]
[Hello- It’s brandon] 26 päivää sitten
GBOYG and GCOKYG SenorOggy Pack
GBOYG and GCOKYG SenorOggy Pack 28 päivää sitten
4 months ago
PIXEL 29 päivää sitten
Watefoc el comentario es más viejo que el video
Lita Pita
Lita Pita Uukausi sitten
This comment was made before the video
Vynnie v
Vynnie v 8 tuntia sitten
You know, I kinda like that you didn't offer some sort of... solution, or something. You simply told us Why.
Serveck 16 tuntia sitten
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 19 tuntia sitten
What the...
Hazlan Bahauddin
Hazlan Bahauddin Päivä sitten
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 Päivä sitten
That demonstration with Superman was brilliant.
just_ mal
just_ mal Päivä sitten
does british web have biscuits
CharTee _
CharTee _ 2 päivää sitten
When a mobile game needs your contacts to play or else "it won't work"
HT 7
HT 7 3 päivää sitten
AYYYYYYYY VOTE SAXON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jon dow
Jon dow 3 päivää sitten
KL sz
KL sz 3 päivää sitten
Client-Side Storage: CSS Cascading Style Sheets:
Sarada Amanchi
Sarada Amanchi 4 päivää sitten
Did this guy comment before this video was made
Windows 10
Windows 10 4 päivää sitten
vid: 1 month ago comment: 5 month ago
Hermogenes Saulog
Hermogenes Saulog 5 päivää sitten
fun fact:your here becuz of DJ Cook
charmeleon evolves
charmeleon evolves 5 päivää sitten
The spider who clicked this video: interesting
The Council
The Council 5 päivää sitten
I just wanna get rid of advertisers its not like their ads make me buy their product the opposit actually
mustache games
mustache games 5 päivää sitten
Hold on why is your comment 5 months ago while your video is 1 month ago wierd
K H 6 päivää sitten
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 6 päivää sitten
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 8 päivää sitten
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] 8 päivää sitten
who's here cuz timeworks?
Untouchable Players
Untouchable Players 9 päivää sitten
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 9 päivää sitten
Your Comment Glitch
Neil Robinson
Neil Robinson 9 päivää sitten
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 10 päivää sitten
When the pinned comment is made before the video was uploaded
Andrea K.
Andrea K. 10 päivää sitten
Tom :"advertisers are not people" me: an advertizer 😲
The Champion
The Champion 10 päivää sitten
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 11 päivää sitten
And then Facebook bought Oculus and charged only $400 for a VR headset, and now you get ridiculed for valuing privacy at all.
plica06 13 päivää sitten
What annoys me is pop ups that my ad blocker can't block.
mosyemessy 14 päivää sitten
Kind of disappointed this didn't end with a vpn ad. 😁😁
JONSON 14 päivää sitten
advertisers enable content like this to be produced.
Krishan 14 päivää sitten
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 16 päivää sitten
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 16 päivää sitten
admit that you come there to see if timeworks is right
สมชาย ชีช้าง
สมชาย ชีช้าง 16 päivää sitten
the video is 1 months ago and the pinned comment is older than the video
สมชาย ชีช้าง
สมชาย ชีช้าง 16 päivää sitten
i love how the comment is older than the video
MsAlfred1996 16 päivää sitten
Wonderful video. Conclusion: use only free software if you care about your privacy
? 17 päivää sitten
When T...
シArixiello 17 päivää sitten
Watch the video carefully because the web (including FIpost,) is a mess.
kashii chan
kashii chan 17 päivää sitten
Thanks for ending on such a positive note, Tom!
TheBobBrom 18 päivää sitten
Anyone else notice the Doctor Who E easter egg?
Harrie Goston
Harrie Goston 18 päivää sitten
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 18 päivää sitten
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• 19 päivää sitten
Any one else is here for timeworks? 👇
some person on planet earth
some person on planet earth 16 päivää sitten
stop asking for likes
drego5 19 päivää sitten
LOVE the "Vote Saxon" popup!
Mason Miller
Mason Miller 19 päivää sitten
Thanks capitalism
Silvia Sánchez
Silvia Sánchez 19 päivää sitten
Bottom line: Use add blockers.
Sticky Steve
Sticky Steve 19 päivää sitten
Thanks for explaining what cookies are
RT EDITS 19 päivää sitten
I like how no one is talking about " video was made 1 month ago and comment is 5 months old -_-
Last 19 päivää sitten
They should hire a line monitor like they used to in grade shcool.
DDORV 20 päivää sitten
This is the reason why i enabled Ad blocker extension!
Christina Marie Hicks
Christina Marie Hicks 20 päivää sitten
Keylock vpn..ur trapped in..
Elizabeth Del castillo
Elizabeth Del castillo 20 päivää sitten
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 20 päivää sitten
If they track me they better stop giving me Grammarly ads everywhere when I already have it.
Ajc 7575
Ajc 7575 20 päivää sitten
Wait, Google is one of the largest ad companies?
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ 20 päivää sitten
Google adsense. FIpost ads are all ran by Google.
MICheeHL 20 päivää sitten
Saxon for President 2020
Bhargavi 1521
Bhargavi 1521 21 päivä sitten
Y isn't anyone talking bout' the date of the comment 🤔
⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ 21 päivä sitten
Let's be honest, you all came from Timeworks
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ 20 päivää sitten
Uh no.
IronBahamut 21 päivä sitten
Thank god for Adblockers
jeffykkcc 21 päivä sitten
Why is the comment upload before the video was made
o laul
o laul 21 päivä sitten
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 21 päivä sitten
Ironically the vid is just riddled with adware.
Minteck 23 päivää sitten
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 23 päivää sitten
I appreciate the vote Saxon thing
Bunny 24 päivää sitten
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 24 päivää sitten
"Vote Saxon" I loved it !
DeestriosX 24 päivää sitten
This was uploaded 1 month ago and it has a comment from 5 months.. ago?
Emma Dudman
Emma Dudman 24 päivää sitten
VOTE SAXON 🖤 We love a Who reference!
Natasha Reed
Natasha Reed 24 päivää sitten
why your pin say 5 month ago it was made 1 month ago
lMagicalMerlin 24 päivää sitten
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 21 päivä sitten
Thats no time travelling
Natasha Reed
Natasha Reed 24 päivää sitten
i did the same thing
Zerobloodify 25 päivää sitten
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 25 päivää sitten
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 25 päivää sitten
Vote Saxon
WillBill 25 päivää sitten
Those Superman Easter eggs. Brilliant, Tom and William.
FREDDIE REAGAN 25 päivää sitten
Tom scoot comment is 5 months old while video is 1 months old
RO IHU 25 päivää sitten
They should make these illegal. Everything should be off by default.
Moley Kun
Moley Kun 25 päivää sitten
Vote Saxon!
All The Mikeys Are Taken
All The Mikeys Are Taken 26 päivää sitten
NoScript > Ad-Block
All The Mikeys Are Taken
All The Mikeys Are Taken 26 päivää sitten
5:23-5:27 NO means NO
Paul H.
Paul H. 26 päivää sitten
0:17 "Vote Saxon" Who's gotten to you
Abi Robins
Abi Robins 26 päivää sitten
Vote Saxon 😂😂😂
SockBot 26 päivää sitten
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 27 päivää sitten
at 6:26 , right after you mentioned Google Chrome and Google search, I got an advertisement for Google ads ._.
RealDarkBlade 27 päivää sitten
Like in the South Park episodes...it's becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between an article and an ad
Iraijus 27 päivää sitten
I love the "content" joke at 0:45.
Luxic 27 päivää sitten
Thats just sad.
Field Marshal Gaig
Field Marshal Gaig 27 päivää sitten
vote saxon
rickster4k 27 päivää sitten
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 27 päivää sitten
This is why I've disabled JavaScript by default
Alison Ste
Alison Ste 27 päivää sitten
Well, let me go and delete my cookies....
ohifonlyx33 28 päivää sitten
Mia E
Mia E 28 päivää sitten
Any one else really want a cookie now? Like the chocolate chip kind
Jim Dery
Jim Dery 28 päivää sitten
Irony not lost on me...... video on privacy interrupted by youtube adverts......
E030E03 29 päivää sitten
Or, just disable Javascript.
marc the furry
marc the furry 29 päivää sitten
Nice superman reference
Pited Apollo
Pited Apollo 29 päivää sitten
L H 29 päivää sitten
Joke's on you advertisers - I'm broke. Advertise whatever you want.
Ayman Arabi Gaming
Ayman Arabi Gaming Uukausi sitten
Who is here after timeworks video "This video's comment is older than the video"
Allec De chavez
Allec De chavez Uukausi sitten
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 Uukausi sitten
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 Uukausi sitten
brave users stand up :sunglasses:
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