Why The Web Is Such A Mess

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Tom Scott

5 місяців tagasi

Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a "universal information system". What went wrong? • MORE BASICS: eeexs.info/name/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 8 місяців tagasi
The thing behind me is the Centre for Computing History's Megaprocessor. It plays Tetris.
Graphite Місяць tagasi
Usuário Qualquer
Usuário Qualquer 2 місяці tagasi
Epicly 2 місяці tagasi
Yes, the most graphicly intense game, tetris
ima Cunt
ima Cunt 2 місяці tagasi
@sxnderr ツ I think it was open to people who payed for the channel
Herry Gunawan
Herry Gunawan 2 місяці tagasi
trgdr777 11 tundi tagasi
So... Capitalism. Got it.
Gustavo07 22 tundi tagasi
Finally! Thank you so much for explain what are cookies! Great video!
Venkata Chalapathi
Venkata Chalapathi Päev tagasi
I was waiting for this type of a video.
Tater Tots
Tater Tots Päev tagasi
1) Advertisers 2) People Ah yes my least favorite things
Siddhartha Das
Siddhartha Das 2 päeva tagasi
0:40 "Take a quick 3hr survey" 😂 Sarcastic skills 100 Facts
Probability 3 päeva tagasi
We do not know what we are doing, that's why things are a mess. The Web included.
DANNY G 3 päeva tagasi
speak for yourself
Rahul Raikwar
Rahul Raikwar 4 päeva tagasi
Back to square 😅
Florian Hug
Florian Hug 4 päeva tagasi
Google: Civil War
VinzRex 7 päeva tagasi
I'm not kidding, I literally got an ad from Google at 6:25!
Sam Clough
Sam Clough 7 päeva tagasi
The Vote Saxon popup was very appreciated.
adjust your truth
adjust your truth 7 päeva tagasi
are you a hivemind yes no
dragonstorm 92
dragonstorm 92 8 päeva tagasi
Vote Saxon OMG
Lorxus 8 päeva tagasi
Flawless comedic timing: I got a midroll ad for Google Shop *right* after Tom finished saying "under the same umbrella".
Daniel 9 päeva tagasi
This into was the nerdiest thing ever
OneMotion 9 päeva tagasi
“Vote Saxon”.... I see your doctor who reference Tom... I see it....
Lemon Face
Lemon Face 10 päeva tagasi
If you see this comment, 10381037 cookies have been set on you
EJ T 11 päeva tagasi
if you had a problem in the initial days, you could send a Eudora message directly to the developer, who would then help you fix the problem. It was a really exciting time.
Space Fire
Space Fire 11 päeva tagasi
Vote Saxon at 9:32
Joecake Gamedev
Joecake Gamedev 11 päeva tagasi
I love the "Vote Saxon", nice touch haha!
Hendrik 12 päeva tagasi
easyly solved, ban all forms of advertisment, and place laws making it a death sentence if you do so. lets see how many people will make ads then.
Pi Cubing Official
Pi Cubing Official 22 tundi tagasi
Easier said than done and well... people make money off of advertising.
Noah the Epic Guy
Noah the Epic Guy 12 päeva tagasi
I mean, if all else fails, I just use the developer tools to delete the pop-ups on websites. No, it's not entirely straightforward or easy (well, it kind of is, but I rarely use HTML or CSS or even go on websites like those much anymore), but it still works and I don't have to accept something.
Neydzz 12 päeva tagasi
I do recommend the combo of Adblock Plus, uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger to everyone (at least on chrome, probably other browsers too) to block ads and tracking.
Adrian Salazar
Adrian Salazar 12 päeva tagasi
Pi Cubing Official
Pi Cubing Official 10 päeva tagasi
‘Pri-vacy’ and ‘pree-vacy’ are both accepted pronunciations.
James Barker
James Barker 13 päeva tagasi
Is this why eBay continues to have really really basic google ads at the bottom of listings that nobody clicks on? Perhaps they have a deal with google so people can track them?
Taylor Preston
Taylor Preston 13 päeva tagasi
Vote saxon at the beginning tho
Thomas's Things
Thomas's Things 13 päeva tagasi
You know what's funny... a total of 0 of the adds I get relate anything to anything I look at. Look at gen z shitpost? Here, here's an ad for trojan condoms.
Tibromatic 14 päeva tagasi
So a cookie is a Mystery Biscuit, right?
Kristopher Laggan
Kristopher Laggan 14 päeva tagasi
Google both simplified and destroyed the internet
Aidan Pryde
Aidan Pryde 14 päeva tagasi
Pi-hole. learn it, live it, love it. No more ads, no more tracking, no more bs.
123 321
123 321 15 päeva tagasi
Pop up blocker for the win!
Szabolcs Lőrincz
Szabolcs Lőrincz 15 päeva tagasi
Remember kids, always use adblock.
Marmot 15 päeva tagasi
Ah... ignorance is sure a bliss... now I'm informed and annoyed 😢🤦‍♂️
thefirestate 15 päeva tagasi
Adblock: I'm about to end this man's whole career
big mistqke
big mistqke 15 päeva tagasi
The web has always been messy
LoganPlayz 15 päeva tagasi
0:01 Is hilarious!
Kishanfilms 16 päeva tagasi
Anna Hughie
Anna Hughie 17 päeva tagasi
Laughs in heavily modded firefox with cad ublock noscript and decentraleyes
ARPANetUser4786 18 päeva tagasi
I feel like Tom works in IT/Cyber Security
George Marionerd
George Marionerd 18 päeva tagasi
Vote Saxon. Nice Doctor who reference.
Adam K
Adam K 19 päeva tagasi
Nupetiet 19 päeva tagasi
پیمان مجیدی معین
پیمان مجیدی معین 20 päeva tagasi
great information in a short video, thanks Tim
𝖈1418𝖔𝖘 𝕺𝖋𝖋𝖎𝖈𝖎𝖆𝖑
𝖈1418𝖔𝖘 𝕺𝖋𝖋𝖎𝖈𝖎𝖆𝖑 20 päeva tagasi
I love the "reticulating splines" joke at 0:15 😆
Aleksander Weedman
Aleksander Weedman 20 päeva tagasi
Well at least now we don't have every page with cursor with weird shape, falling hearts or stars, playing music since you open page....
Daringcuteseal 20 päeva tagasi
Me: HAHA NEW AD BLOCKER! My favorite website: Looks like you're using ad blocker. We need every cent to make the website alive! If you don't block it, we won't be able to help! You won't be able to get help from other people! Have fun with your potato computer. Allow ads? Me: ..
Riley Carpenter
Riley Carpenter 21 päev tagasi
Stevie 21 päev tagasi
A computer that thinks it's running on hardware but is actually just a simulation in a browser window sounds like the concept for a niche horror film.
hba 112
hba 112 21 päev tagasi
Vote Saxon!
Bleh 21 päev tagasi
I started coding USING MY PC, but im getting adds about coding on my iPad.
Some Dude
Some Dude 23 päeva tagasi
Vote Saxon!!! Brilliant!
YaeMz Lea
YaeMz Lea 23 päeva tagasi
Vote Saxon!
Toneri 23 päeva tagasi
me: *Laughs in Pop up and ad blocker.*
Ben Palmer
Ben Palmer 23 päeva tagasi
Superman is gonna get some REALLY annoying ads
Matthew K.
Matthew K. 23 päeva tagasi
I’m so glad someone finally explained cookies in a simpler way
latsyrhc 23 päeva tagasi
Advertisers are parasites, definitely not of the same species as us.
lil-nunny8 23 päeva tagasi
Is that a Doctor Who reference at the start?
GuyApollo 23 päeva tagasi
Seems to me that the intrusive pop up boxes are the fault of the EU...
Zach Brown
Zach Brown 24 päeva tagasi
that intro made my sides hurt...thank you Tom, i really needed that laugh 🤣
LazerLord10 24 päeva tagasi
Screen resolution being used to fingerprint people. *Sweats in 2650x1600
Spinkey 24 päeva tagasi
i haven't had a pop up in over 5 yrs i switched to GNU/Linux ;)
MindLicker 24 päeva tagasi
I had been thinking about this, it's nice to know that I was kind of on the right track. Even nicer to see informative videos put into form that is very clear and easy to understand.
BookwormKevin 24 päeva tagasi
Please turn off your ad blocker to view this comment.
Jake 24 päeva tagasi
U wanna cookie?
Sunny Shukla
Sunny Shukla 24 päeva tagasi
Tom, please don't distract me with Vote Saxon logos.
Pricey Blackwinter
Pricey Blackwinter 24 päeva tagasi
Vote Saxon. Might I say you are a -Master- of references, Tom
JY - 06PS 782412 Thomas Street MS
JY - 06PS 782412 Thomas Street MS 25 päeva tagasi
*advertisers are not people :(*
Ross Cooper
Ross Cooper 25 päeva tagasi
Advertisers are as rampant now as viruses were in the late 90s
Shahanaz Ahmed
Shahanaz Ahmed 25 päeva tagasi
Even before watching this video i had to watch a advertise.
inkublu 25 päeva tagasi
... Were under the same corporate umbrella - - - SWITCH TO GOOGLE PIXEL, THE-- [Skip Ad>]
Marton Szasz
Marton Szasz 25 päeva tagasi
My tools to fight the annoyances: - uBlock with annoyances blocklists enabled, blocking most ads and trackers - Firefox to allow normal operation of ublock, since chrome started to restrict adblocker capabilities - "I don't care about cookies" extension to stop the cookie popups. They are blocked anyway. - "Facebook container" if anything slips through, it still stops facebook tracking around the web - SponsorBlock extension to skip in-video ads on youtube. I'm paying for premium, so stop showing me ads. and a few more, but these are the most important.
ZetaRhythm 26 päeva tagasi
My general go-to method: If a site denies me clean entry for more than 10 seconds, I don't use it. The exception is EEexs, where I only F5 my way through various "Ad 1 of 2" cycles before finding some non-intrusive ad that doesn't require me to drop what I'm doing to hide it. No I don't use adblockers all that often, there are people who rely on ad revenue to fund their channels.
Lithum 27 päeva tagasi
is this why chrome is such a ram hog when it’s running cus it’s just throwing cookies into ram
Blue Eye Woodworking
Blue Eye Woodworking 27 päeva tagasi
That intro was amazing!
David Patriot
David Patriot 27 päeva tagasi
the fact that only innocent people get targeted in mass shootings and terror events and never big tech or big govt people says all you need to know about those false flags If these "terror" events were real, there would be at LEAST one major hit on these people
Ferhad Semseddinli
Ferhad Semseddinli 27 päeva tagasi
Fake Dream :O
Fake Dream :O 28 päeva tagasi
Who's watching timeworks about This Glitch dude
Adamdolphin9 28 päeva tagasi
Vote saxson
G Nock
G Nock 28 päeva tagasi
Tom paid by the word now
Ethan and Raine
Ethan and Raine 29 päeva tagasi
Why is tom Scott's comment is older than the vid?
The Flying Spaniard
The Flying Spaniard 29 päeva tagasi
I like the vote saxon reference
Kristianja Pantoflii
Kristianja Pantoflii Місяць tagasi
All his work replaced with content. “Vote Saxon” someone’s a Who-ligan.
Ashfaque Blathur
Ashfaque Blathur Місяць tagasi
Hey tom. Can a website just mine bitcoin, without the user knowing it happens?
Chaos Ordeal
Chaos Ordeal Місяць tagasi
Maybe Tom didn't notice, but if you opt out, many sites will keep pestering you about your settings, but once you opt in, suddenly they're forever silent.
Rudra Saxena
Rudra Saxena Місяць tagasi
well 8:32 is a really good idea
Róbert Balázs Lőrincz
Róbert Balázs Lőrincz Місяць tagasi
Apparently, Facebook's adverts have a very different code so ad removers can't recognise it
Grubthak Місяць tagasi
The danger of reader view and the rejection of advertising is that it will force content/information providers to insert advertising into what the user is attempting to view - i.e. paid product placement or articles that portray a sponsor company in a positive light.
Tvsps Haiti
Tvsps Haiti Місяць tagasi
inivican Місяць tagasi
EEexs, the dic*s that they are, have unsubscribed me from your channel.
Andrew Wilkinson
Andrew Wilkinson Місяць tagasi
The clumsy grenade inexplicably gather because burst internationally sparkle modulo a weak footnote. statuesque, tricky step-son
Khalil Neogy
Khalil Neogy Місяць tagasi
The cookie that you use reminds of the one from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, it was a very cozy book that I loved to read when I was young.
L Sedge
L Sedge Місяць tagasi
The web isn't a connection between two existing places, it is the new frontier, and unlike previous frontiers like in the discovery of the new world and the gold rush, it doesn't really have physical limits.
Person That guy
Person That guy Місяць tagasi
If you didn’t know: Google also owns EEexs and just put a tax on Non-American content creators about a week ago, and also operates the biggest search engine, monitors audio and visual data from your phone, and uses all of that to sell said data to advertisers. Yes, even incognito mode searches. Not even just the sites you visit, any words or even letters you type into googles search bar will be recorded, even if you delete it, and even if you delete your search history or go on a “deep wipe” the server that google legally owns that is in a secure building somewhere in the world still has that information, and always will, unless if google wipes its own servers, which means, all data advertisers and companies have gathered on you and me up to this point, can and will be sold to other companies in hopes it will help them get you to buy their product, or at least look at it.
Person That guy
Person That guy Місяць tagasi
CIA also does this to American citizens, if you don’t believe me, search up John Snowden (I think that’s his name, I could be wrong)
Cero Місяць tagasi
At the beginning, you rejected all those permissions yet accepted all cookies.
Thetreeboy Місяць tagasi
Me with ad block plus, don’t worry it’s disabled on EEexs
ashtar Місяць tagasi
0:58 indeed, advertisers aren't people
Rojava 161
Rojava 161 Місяць tagasi
Vote Saxon! The band??
Becky Місяць tagasi
I would argue that there’s 3 reasons: 1. Advertisers 2. People (spam/malware) 3. Governments (cookie notifications etc)
Itsumademo Shiawase
Itsumademo Shiawase Місяць tagasi
War... War never changes.
zenvio Місяць tagasi
Would be funny if Browser cookies turned into Biscuits if I Change The Language To English (UK)
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