posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 10:38 AM
reply to post by XxNightAngelusxX
I hate youtube so S&F. They forgot what makes them interesting and now try to funnel people into CATEGORIES. You can't just find random videos any
longer, you have to subscribe to CHANNELS. As if you really want every video this person made no matter who it is. God forbid you accidentally watch
videos on topic you don't particularly like but showed a casual interest - you are stuck with an offering of videos related to that. It sucks and I
don't go there to browse anymore like I used to. I can't stand the "because you watched" selections youtube picks for me.
We should all agree, NEVER CLICK ON A YOUTUBE AD until they go back to the old format.
What they are doing is positioning themselves to be solely "advertisers" who sponsor any and all videos.
BUSINESSES HAVE LOST THE ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY TO DO THE WORK FIRST.
Kiddie porn, animal cruelty, graphic sex and pornography - all acceptable, at least for a little while.
A number of people have to BE GROSSLY OFFENDED FIRST, before youtube does what it should have in the first place, screened and reported or removed the
unacceptable video. This is like sending out poorly tested Rx drugs and if a lot of people die, recall them.
Almost all businesses have become unabashed profiteers above all other values - and we are tending more and more to admire that. Privacy be damned. It
I don't mind them putting fishing ads with the fishing videos and Higher Education ads with the TED talks but their use and sale of our personal
information, attracting advertisers with intimate details about people based on watch history is pretty aggressive and extreme.
Youtube and all social media are taking market profiling to an intrusive, abusive and personally offensive possibly illegal new low. If people don't
fight back for some personal privacy rights they are going to lose them all.