Why The Web Is Such A Mess

23. nov.. 2020
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Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a "universal information system". What went wrong? • MORE BASICS: noworld.info/fun/PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha.html
Written with Sean Elliott twitter.com/SeanMElliott/ • Camera by Tomek • Graphics by William Marler wmad.co.uk
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  • The thing behind me is the Centre for Computing History's Megaprocessor. It plays Tetris.

    Tom ScottTom Scott5 måneder siden
    • Wtf this is older than video its really a mess

      ??????3 dager siden
    • [Hello- It’s brandon][Hello- It’s brandon]20 dager siden
    • 4 months ago

      GBOYG and GCOKYG SenorOggy PackGBOYG and GCOKYG SenorOggy Pack23 dager siden
    • Watefoc el comentario es más viejo que el video

      PIXELPIXEL23 dager siden
    • This comment was made before the video

      Lita PitaLita Pita26 dager siden
  • Hold on why is your comment 5 months ago while your video is 1 month ago wierd

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

    K HK H15 timer siden
  • 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"

    jamespottertjejamespottertje3 dager siden
  • who's here cuz timeworks?

    Aj Alfio [TTBA] [ABYP] [TTMT] [ALGR] [TBLA] [TRAF]Aj Alfio [TTBA] [ABYP] [TTMT] [ALGR] [TBLA] [TRAF]3 dager siden
  • I came into this expecting to learn nothing. However, I learned a bit about reader view and how it has been abused. Thanks :)

    Untouchable PlayersUntouchable Players3 dager siden
  • Your Comment Glitch

    Evan MonsisvaisEvan Monsisvais4 dager siden
  • 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.

    Neil RobinsonNeil Robinson4 dager siden
  • When the pinned comment is made before the video was uploaded

    ZydrexZydrex4 dager siden
  • Tom :"advertisers are not people" me: an advertizer 😲

    Andrea K.Andrea K.5 dager siden
  • 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.

    The ChampionThe Champion5 dager siden
  • And then Facebook bought Oculus and charged only $400 for a VR headset, and now you get ridiculed for valuing privacy at all.

    Jesse LindseyJesse Lindsey6 dager siden
  • What annoys me is pop ups that my ad blocker can't block.

    plica06plica068 dager siden
  • Kind of disappointed this didn't end with a vpn ad. 😁😁

    mosyemessymosyemessy9 dager siden
  • advertisers enable content like this to be produced.

    JONSONJONSON9 dager siden
  • 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.

    KrishanKrishan9 dager siden
  • 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.

    YS ProductionYS Production10 dager siden
  • admit that you come there to see if timeworks is right

    mini crewmatemini crewmate10 dager siden
  • the video is 1 months ago and the pinned comment is older than the video

    สมชาย ชีช้างสมชาย ชีช้าง10 dager siden
  • i love how the comment is older than the video

    สมชาย ชีช้างสมชาย ชีช้าง10 dager siden
  • Wonderful video. Conclusion: use only free software if you care about your privacy

    MsAlfred1996MsAlfred199611 dager siden
  • When T...

    ??11 dager siden
  • Watch the video carefully because the web (including NOworld,) is a mess.

    シArixielloシArixiello12 dager siden
  • Thanks for ending on such a positive note, Tom!

    kashii chankashii chan12 dager siden
  • Anyone else notice the Doctor Who E easter egg?

    TheBobBromTheBobBrom12 dager siden
  • 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.

    Harrie GostonHarrie Goston12 dager siden
  • 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 😔

    EddyEddy13 dager siden
  • Any one else is here for timeworks? 👇

    semiku•semiku•13 dager siden
    • stop asking for likes

      some person on planet earthsome person on planet earth10 dager siden
  • LOVE the "Vote Saxon" popup!

    drego5drego513 dager siden
  • Thanks capitalism

    Mason MillerMason Miller13 dager siden
  • Bottom line: Use add blockers.

    Silvia SánchezSilvia Sánchez14 dager siden
  • Thanks for explaining what cookies are

    Sticky SteveSticky Steve14 dager siden
  • I like how no one is talking about " video was made 1 month ago and comment is 5 months old -_-

    RT EDITSRT EDITS14 dager siden
  • They should hire a line monitor like they used to in grade shcool.

    LastLast14 dager siden
  • This is the reason why i enabled Ad blocker extension!

    DDORVDDORV14 dager siden
  • Keylock vpn..ur trapped in..

    Christina Marie HicksChristina Marie Hicks14 dager siden
  • 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...

    Elizabeth Del castilloElizabeth Del castillo14 dager siden
  • If they track me they better stop giving me Grammarly ads everywhere when I already have it.

    Skraftz I guessSkraftz I guess15 dager siden
  • Wait, Google is one of the largest ad companies?

    Ajc 7575Ajc 757515 dager siden
    • Google adsense. NOworld ads are all ran by Google.

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  • Saxon for President 2020

    MICheeHLMICheeHL15 dager siden
  • Y isn't anyone talking bout' the date of the comment 🤔

    Bhargavi 1521Bhargavi 152115 dager siden
  • Let's be honest, you all came from Timeworks

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    • Uh no.

      ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ14 dager siden
  • Thank god for Adblockers

    IronBahamutIronBahamut16 dager siden
  • Why is the comment upload before the video was made

    jeffykkccjeffykkcc16 dager siden
    • 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

      o laulo laul15 dager siden
  • Ironically the vid is just riddled with adware.

    S HS H16 dager siden
  • 5:40 And some websites doesn't even let you say "no". If you say no it just send you to about:blank

    MinteckMinteck17 dager siden
  • I appreciate the vote Saxon thing

    t0m 23t0m 2318 dager siden
  • site: get do you want me to use cookies? me: no site: sorry you don't meet the requirements to access this web page

    BunnyBunny18 dager siden
  • "Vote Saxon" I loved it !

    Olivier PirletOlivier Pirlet19 dager siden
  • This was uploaded 1 month ago and it has a comment from 5 months.. ago?

    DeestriosXDeestriosX19 dager siden
  • VOTE SAXON 🖤 We love a Who reference!

    Emma DudmanEmma Dudman19 dager siden
  • why your pin say 5 month ago it was made 1 month ago

    Natasha ReedNatasha Reed19 dager siden
  • 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.

    lMagicalMerlinlMagicalMerlin19 dager siden
    • Thats no time travelling

      o laulo laul15 dager siden
    • i did the same thing

      Natasha ReedNatasha Reed19 dager siden
  • 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.

    ZerobloodifyZerobloodify19 dager siden
  • 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.

    Raptor JesusRaptor Jesus19 dager siden
  • Vote Saxon

    Connor BellConnor Bell20 dager siden
  • Those Superman Easter eggs. Brilliant, Tom and William.

    WillBillWillBill20 dager siden
  • Tom scoot comment is 5 months old while video is 1 months old

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

    RO IHURO IHU20 dager siden
  • Vote Saxon!

    Moley KunMoley Kun20 dager siden
  • NoScript > Ad-Block

    All The Mikeys Are TakenAll The Mikeys Are Taken20 dager siden
  • 5:23-5:27 NO means NO

    All The Mikeys Are TakenAll The Mikeys Are Taken20 dager siden
  • 0:17 "Vote Saxon" Who's gotten to you

    Paul H.Paul H.20 dager siden
  • Vote Saxon 😂😂😂

    Abi RobinsAbi Robins20 dager siden
  • 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.

    SockBotSockBot21 dag siden
  • at 6:26 , right after you mentioned Google Chrome and Google search, I got an advertisement for Google ads ._.

    ANUJ GUPTAANUJ GUPTA21 dag siden
  • Like in the South Park episodes...it's becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between an article and an ad

    RealDarkBladeRealDarkBlade21 dag siden
  • I love the "content" joke at 0:45.

    IraijusIraijus21 dag siden
  • Thats just sad.

    LuxicLuxic22 dager siden
  • vote saxon

    Field Marshal GaigField Marshal Gaig22 dager siden
  • This is why i use a Adblock, because websites are too annoying with the crap they want to throw in my face.

    rickster4krickster4k22 dager siden
  • This is why I've disabled JavaScript by default

    Pate JatePate Jate22 dager siden
  • Well, let me go and delete my cookies....

    Alison SteAlison Ste22 dager siden
  • 👀👀 VOTE SAXON ❎

    ohifonlyx33ohifonlyx3323 dager siden
  • Any one else really want a cookie now? Like the chocolate chip kind

    Mia EMia E23 dager siden
  • Irony not lost on me...... video on privacy interrupted by youtube adverts......

    Jim DeryJim Dery23 dager siden
  • Or, just disable Javascript.

    E030E03E030E0323 dager siden
  • Nice superman reference

    marc the furrymarc the furry23 dager siden

    Pited ApolloPited Apollo24 dager siden
  • Joke's on you advertisers - I'm broke. Advertise whatever you want.

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  • Who is here after timeworks video "This video's comment is older than the video"

    Ayman Arabi GamingAyman Arabi Gaming24 dager siden
  • 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*

    Allec De chavezAllec De chavez24 dager siden
  • 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.

    BlaxxunBlaxxun24 dager siden
  • brave users stand up :sunglasses:

    Jacek Plays ❶Jacek Plays ❶25 dager siden
  • Wait that comment is illegal

    eeggplanto eggoeeggplanto eggo25 dager siden
  • Time works did a video about you

    Aaron GillisAaron Gillis26 dager siden
  • Claim your 'free cookie' here

    weekndotterweekndotter26 dager siden
  • Do I get milk with my cookies?

    N KN K26 dager siden

    Robert LundyRobert Lundy26 dager siden
  • 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.

    TheOneToldTheOneTold27 dager siden
  • pov: u were looking for Tom Scott comment

    Rafael Marvelous George TanudjajaRafael Marvelous George Tanudjaja27 dager siden
  • who is here from timeworms video?

    Willton Wira WibowoWillton Wira Wibowo27 dager siden
  • And your comment is also a mess. Your video is 1 month old and your comment is 4 months old

    sajjad hossan shimantosajjad hossan shimanto27 dager siden
  • “Vote Saxon” *Doctor who music intensifies*

    Oscar MacintyreOscar Macintyre27 dager siden

    Quang Sơn LêQuang Sơn Lê27 dager siden
  • 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).

    Michael MooreMichael Moore27 dager siden
  • I started using Google because of no ads, but their business model has put ads on every website except theirs.

    Darwin MaisnerDarwin Maisner28 dager siden
  • Can anybody explain would happen in the UK in terms of GDPR after brexit?

    Eatay MizrachiEatay Mizrachi28 dager siden
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