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: am-posts.info/zone/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 ամիս առաջ
The thing behind me is the Centre for Computing History's Megaprocessor. It plays Tetris.
??? 7 օր առաջ
Wtf this is older than video its really a mess
[Hello- It’s brandon]
[Hello- It’s brandon] 24 օր առաջ
GBOYG and GCOKYG SenorOggy Pack
GBOYG and GCOKYG SenorOggy Pack 27 օր առաջ
4 months ago
PIXEL 27 օր առաջ
Watefoc el comentario es más viejo que el video
Lita Pita
Lita Pita Ամիս առաջ
This comment was made before the video
just_ mal
just_ mal 3 ժամ առաջ
does british web have biscuits
CharTee _
CharTee _ Օր առաջ
When a mobile game needs your contacts to play or else "it won't work"
HT 7
HT 7 2 օր առաջ
AYYYYYYYY VOTE SAXON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jon dow
Jon dow 2 օր առաջ
KL sz
KL sz 2 օր առաջ
Client-Side Storage: CSS Cascading Style Sheets:
Sarada Amanchi
Sarada Amanchi 2 օր առաջ
Did this guy comment before this video was made
Windows 10
Windows 10 3 օր առաջ
vid: 1 month ago comment: 5 month ago
Hermogenes Saulog
Hermogenes Saulog 3 օր առաջ
fun fact:your here becuz of DJ Cook
charmeleon evolves
charmeleon evolves 3 օր առաջ
The spider who clicked this video: interesting
The Council
The Council 3 օր առաջ
I just wanna get rid of advertisers its not like their ads make me buy their product the opposit actually
mustache games
mustache games 4 օր առաջ
Hold on why is your comment 5 months ago while your video is 1 month ago wierd
K H 4 օր առաջ
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 4 օր առաջ
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 7 օր առաջ
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] 7 օր առաջ
who's here cuz timeworks?
Untouchable Players
Untouchable Players 8 օր առաջ
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 8 օր առաջ
Your Comment Glitch
Neil Robinson
Neil Robinson 8 օր առաջ
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 8 օր առաջ
When the pinned comment is made before the video was uploaded
Andrea K.
Andrea K. 9 օր առաջ
Tom :"advertisers are not people" me: an advertizer 😲
The Champion
The Champion 9 օր առաջ
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 10 օր առաջ
And then Facebook bought Oculus and charged only $400 for a VR headset, and now you get ridiculed for valuing privacy at all.
plica06 12 օր առաջ
What annoys me is pop ups that my ad blocker can't block.
mosyemessy 13 օր առաջ
Kind of disappointed this didn't end with a vpn ad. 😁😁
JONSON 13 օր առաջ
advertisers enable content like this to be produced.
Krishan 13 օր առաջ
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 14 օր առաջ
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 14 օր առաջ
admit that you come there to see if timeworks is right
สมชาย ชีช้าง
สมชาย ชีช้าง 14 օր առաջ
the video is 1 months ago and the pinned comment is older than the video
สมชาย ชีช้าง
สมชาย ชีช้าง 14 օր առաջ
i love how the comment is older than the video
MsAlfred1996 15 օր առաջ
Wonderful video. Conclusion: use only free software if you care about your privacy
? 15 օր առաջ
When T...
シArixiello 16 օր առաջ
Watch the video carefully because the web (including AM-posts,) is a mess.
kashii chan
kashii chan 16 օր առաջ
Thanks for ending on such a positive note, Tom!
TheBobBrom 16 օր առաջ
Anyone else notice the Doctor Who E easter egg?
Harrie Goston
Harrie Goston 16 օր առաջ
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 17 օր առաջ
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• 17 օր առաջ
Any one else is here for timeworks? 👇
some person on planet earth
some person on planet earth 14 օր առաջ
stop asking for likes
drego5 17 օր առաջ
LOVE the "Vote Saxon" popup!
Mason Miller
Mason Miller 17 օր առաջ
Thanks capitalism
Silvia Sánchez
Silvia Sánchez 18 օր առաջ
Bottom line: Use add blockers.
Sticky Steve
Sticky Steve 18 օր առաջ
Thanks for explaining what cookies are
RT EDITS 18 օր առաջ
I like how no one is talking about " video was made 1 month ago and comment is 5 months old -_-
Last 18 օր առաջ
They should hire a line monitor like they used to in grade shcool.
DDORV 18 օր առաջ
This is the reason why i enabled Ad blocker extension!
Christina Marie Hicks
Christina Marie Hicks 18 օր առաջ
Keylock vpn..ur trapped in..
Elizabeth Del castillo
Elizabeth Del castillo 18 օր առաջ
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 19 օր առաջ
If they track me they better stop giving me Grammarly ads everywhere when I already have it.
Ajc 7575
Ajc 7575 19 օր առաջ
Wait, Google is one of the largest ad companies?
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ 18 օր առաջ
Google adsense. AM-posts ads are all ran by Google.
MICheeHL 19 օր առաջ
Saxon for President 2020
Bhargavi 1521
Bhargavi 1521 19 օր առաջ
Y isn't anyone talking bout' the date of the comment 🤔
⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ 19 օր առաջ
Let's be honest, you all came from Timeworks
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ
ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ 18 օր առաջ
Uh no.
IronBahamut 20 օր առաջ
Thank god for Adblockers
jeffykkcc 20 օր առաջ
Why is the comment upload before the video was made
o laul
o laul 19 օր առաջ
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 20 օր առաջ
Ironically the vid is just riddled with adware.
Minteck 22 օր առաջ
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 22 օր առաջ
I appreciate the vote Saxon thing
Bunny 22 օր առաջ
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 23 օր առաջ
"Vote Saxon" I loved it !
DeestriosX 23 օր առաջ
This was uploaded 1 month ago and it has a comment from 5 months.. ago?
Emma Dudman
Emma Dudman 23 օր առաջ
VOTE SAXON 🖤 We love a Who reference!
Natasha Reed
Natasha Reed 23 օր առաջ
why your pin say 5 month ago it was made 1 month ago
lMagicalMerlin 23 օր առաջ
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 19 օր առաջ
Thats no time travelling
Natasha Reed
Natasha Reed 23 օր առաջ
i did the same thing
Zerobloodify 23 օր առաջ
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 24 օր առաջ
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 24 օր առաջ
Vote Saxon
WillBill 24 օր առաջ
Those Superman Easter eggs. Brilliant, Tom and William.
Tom scoot comment is 5 months old while video is 1 months old
RO IHU 24 օր առաջ
They should make these illegal. Everything should be off by default.
Moley Kun
Moley Kun 24 օր առաջ
Vote Saxon!
All The Mikeys Are Taken
All The Mikeys Are Taken 24 օր առաջ
NoScript > Ad-Block
All The Mikeys Are Taken
All The Mikeys Are Taken 24 օր առաջ
5:23-5:27 NO means NO
Paul H.
Paul H. 24 օր առաջ
0:17 "Vote Saxon" Who's gotten to you
Abi Robins
Abi Robins 25 օր առաջ
Vote Saxon 😂😂😂
SockBot 25 օր առաջ
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 25 օր առաջ
at 6:26 , right after you mentioned Google Chrome and Google search, I got an advertisement for Google ads ._.
RealDarkBlade 25 օր առաջ
Like in the South Park episodes...it's becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between an article and an ad
Iraijus 26 օր առաջ
I love the "content" joke at 0:45.
Luxic 26 օր առաջ
Thats just sad.
Field Marshal Gaig
Field Marshal Gaig 26 օր առաջ
vote saxon
rickster4k 26 օր առաջ
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 26 օր առաջ
This is why I've disabled JavaScript by default
Alison Ste
Alison Ste 26 օր առաջ
Well, let me go and delete my cookies....
ohifonlyx33 27 օր առաջ
Mia E
Mia E 27 օր առաջ
Any one else really want a cookie now? Like the chocolate chip kind
Jim Dery
Jim Dery 27 օր առաջ
Irony not lost on me...... video on privacy interrupted by youtube adverts......
E030E03 27 օր առաջ
Or, just disable Javascript.
marc the furry
marc the furry 27 օր առաջ
Nice superman reference
Pited Apollo
Pited Apollo 28 օր առաջ
L H 28 օր առաջ
Joke's on you advertisers - I'm broke. Advertise whatever you want.
Ayman Arabi Gaming
Ayman Arabi Gaming 28 օր առաջ
Who is here after timeworks video "This video's comment is older than the video"
Allec De chavez
Allec De chavez 28 օր առաջ
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 29 օր առաջ
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 29 օր առաջ
brave users stand up :sunglasses:
eeggplanto eggo
eeggplanto eggo 29 օր առաջ
Wait that comment is illegal
Aaron Gillis
Aaron Gillis Ամիս առաջ
Time works did a video about you
weekndotter Ամիս առաջ
Claim your 'free cookie' here
N K Ամիս առաջ
Do I get milk with my cookies?
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