posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 08:41 PM
Also, there are some other (possible) issues. And again, this probably only really applies if you are always logged into youtube or a Google
1. Youtube still has tags on many (most?) of their videos. I don't think you can normally see them but there's an add on you can get that shows you
the youtube tags. So everything that video has in the tags is probably connected to everything else on youtube that has the same tag. Even if it has
almost nothing to do with the video you're watching. My theory is this is part of the reason you will sometimes get suggestions for things you have no
interest in whatsoever. Which I guess could be good AND bad at the same time. If it's something shady, you don't want that in your history. But either
way, it makes it harder for youtube to accurately profile you if there are things in your history that you have no interest in.
2. When you watch a youtube video, if you turn on the captions, you will notice that sometimes the captions spit out nonsense. Like if the person says
"You" while taking a bite out of a sandwich, the caption might say "moo". Which means what? It means that there's a speech to text thing going on
there and it's doing it's best to turn everything that is said into text for captions.
3. I have theorized that Google/Youtube might be trying to integrate key words from the video itself into search results. If they're not doing it
already, I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually do. So, if you search for a random thing on youtube, it might be able to scan the captions to see
if that word is anywhere in the video. Again, I don't THINK this is happening yet but I have noticed that my suggestions for watching are often very
accurately based off of what I've been watching. If I watched a video where the person mentioned a battery one time in the whole video, videos about
batteries will pop up in my suggestions even though the video I just watched doesn't mention battery in the title or description. That makes me think
there's some extra Google mojo going on in the suggestions. But I could be wrong.
4. There also seems to be some weirdness between Amazon and Google. I've noticed that Amazon seems to know exactly what I've been watching on Youtube.
If I watch a video about ice cubes on youtube, ice trays will pop up as suggested products for me on Amazon. LOL It's funny but creepy.