Why The Web Is Such A Mess

23 nóv 2020
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Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a "universal information system". What went wrong? • MORE BASICS: ispast.info/soft/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 mánuðum síðan
    • Wtf this is older than video its really a mess

      ??????14 klukkustundum síðan
    • [Hello- It’s brandon][Hello- It’s brandon]17 dögum síðan
    • 4 months ago

      GBOYG and GCOKYG SenorOggy PackGBOYG and GCOKYG SenorOggy Pack20 dögum síðan
    • Watefoc el comentario es más viejo que el video

      PIXELPIXEL20 dögum síðan
    • This comment was made before the video

      Lita PitaLita Pita23 dögum síðan
  • 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"

    jamespottertjejamespottertje8 klukkustundum síðan
  • who's here cuz timeworks?

    Aj Alfio [TTBA] [ABYP] [TTMT] [ALGR] [TBLA] [TRAF]Aj Alfio [TTBA] [ABYP] [TTMT] [ALGR] [TBLA] [TRAF]9 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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 PlayersDegi Síðan síðan
  • Your Comment Glitch

    Evan MonsisvaisEvan MonsisvaisDegi Síðan síðan
  • 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 RobinsonDegi Síðan síðan
  • When the pinned comment is made before the video was uploaded

    ZydrexZydrex2 dögum síðan
  • Tom :"advertisers are not people" me: an advertizer 😲

    Andrea K.Andrea K.2 dögum síðan
  • 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 Champion2 dögum síðan
  • 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 Lindsey3 dögum síðan
  • What annoys me is pop ups that my ad blocker can't block.

    plica06plica065 dögum síðan
  • Kind of disappointed this didn't end with a vpn ad. 😁😁

    mosyemessymosyemessy6 dögum síðan
  • advertisers enable content like this to be produced.

    JONSONJONSON6 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    KrishanKrishan6 dögum síðan
  • 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 Production7 dögum síðan
  • admit that you come there to see if timeworks is right

    mini crewmatemini crewmate7 dögum síðan
  • the video is 1 months ago and the pinned comment is older than the video

    สมชาย ชีช้างสมชาย ชีช้าง7 dögum síðan
  • i love how the comment is older than the video

    สมชาย ชีช้างสมชาย ชีช้าง7 dögum síðan
  • Wonderful video. Conclusion: use only free software if you care about your privacy

    MsAlfred1996MsAlfred19968 dögum síðan
  • When T...

    ??9 dögum síðan
  • Watch the video carefully because the web (including ISpast,) is a mess.

    シArixielloシArixiello9 dögum síðan
  • Thanks for ending on such a positive note, Tom!

    kashii chankashii chan9 dögum síðan
  • Anyone else notice the Doctor Who E easter egg?

    TheBobBromTheBobBrom9 dögum síðan
  • 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 Goston10 dögum síðan
  • 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 😔

    EddyEddy10 dögum síðan
  • Any one else is here for timeworks? 👇

    semiku•semiku•10 dögum síðan
    • stop asking for likes

      some person on planet earthsome person on planet earth8 dögum síðan
  • LOVE the "Vote Saxon" popup!

    drego5drego510 dögum síðan
  • Thanks capitalism

    Mason MillerMason Miller10 dögum síðan
  • Bottom line: Use add blockers.

    Silvia SánchezSilvia Sánchez11 dögum síðan
  • Thanks for explaining what cookies are

    Sticky SteveSticky Steve11 dögum síðan
  • I like how no one is talking about " video was made 1 month ago and comment is 5 months old -_-

    RT EDITSRT EDITS11 dögum síðan
  • They should hire a line monitor like they used to in grade shcool.

    LastLast11 dögum síðan
  • This is the reason why i enabled Ad blocker extension!

    DDORVDDORV11 dögum síðan
  • Keylock vpn..ur trapped in..

    Christina Marie HicksChristina Marie Hicks12 dögum síðan
  • 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 castillo12 dögum síðan
  • If they track me they better stop giving me Grammarly ads everywhere when I already have it.

    Skraftz I guessSkraftz I guess12 dögum síðan
  • Wait, Google is one of the largest ad companies?

    Ajc 7575Ajc 757512 dögum síðan
    • Google adsense. ISpast ads are all ran by Google.

      ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ11 dögum síðan
  • Saxon for President 2020

    MICheeHLMICheeHL12 dögum síðan
  • Y isn't anyone talking bout' the date of the comment 🤔

    Bhargavi 1521Bhargavi 152112 dögum síðan
  • Let's be honest, you all came from Timeworks

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    • Uh no.

      ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ11 dögum síðan
  • Thank god for Adblockers

    IronBahamutIronBahamut13 dögum síðan
  • Why is the comment upload before the video was made

    jeffykkccjeffykkcc13 dögum síðan
    • 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 laul13 dögum síðan
  • Ironically the vid is just riddled with adware.

    S HS H13 dögum síðan
  • 5:40 And some websites doesn't even let you say "no". If you say no it just send you to about:blank

    MinteckMinteck15 dögum síðan
  • I appreciate the vote Saxon thing

    t0m 23t0m 2315 dögum síðan
  • site: get do you want me to use cookies? me: no site: sorry you don't meet the requirements to access this web page

    BunnyBunny15 dögum síðan
  • "Vote Saxon" I loved it !

    Olivier PirletOlivier Pirlet16 dögum síðan
  • This was uploaded 1 month ago and it has a comment from 5 months.. ago?

    DeestriosXDeestriosX16 dögum síðan
  • VOTE SAXON 🖤 We love a Who reference!

    Emma DudmanEmma Dudman16 dögum síðan
  • why your pin say 5 month ago it was made 1 month ago

    Natasha ReedNatasha Reed16 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    lMagicalMerlinlMagicalMerlin16 dögum síðan
    • Thats no time travelling

      o laulo laul13 dögum síðan
    • i did the same thing

      Natasha ReedNatasha Reed16 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    ZerobloodifyZerobloodify17 dögum síðan
  • 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 Jesus17 dögum síðan
  • Vote Saxon

    Connor BellConnor Bell17 dögum síðan
  • Those Superman Easter eggs. Brilliant, Tom and William.

    WillBillWillBill17 dögum síðan
  • 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 IHU17 dögum síðan
  • Vote Saxon!

    Moley KunMoley Kun17 dögum síðan
  • NoScript > Ad-Block

    All The Mikeys Are TakenAll The Mikeys Are Taken17 dögum síðan
  • 5:23-5:27 NO means NO

    All The Mikeys Are TakenAll The Mikeys Are Taken17 dögum síðan
  • 0:17 "Vote Saxon" Who's gotten to you

    Paul H.Paul H.17 dögum síðan
  • Vote Saxon 😂😂😂

    Abi RobinsAbi Robins18 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    SockBotSockBot18 dögum síðan
  • at 6:26 , right after you mentioned Google Chrome and Google search, I got an advertisement for Google ads ._.

    ANUJ GUPTAANUJ GUPTA18 dögum síðan
  • Like in the South Park episodes...it's becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between an article and an ad

    RealDarkBladeRealDarkBlade19 dögum síðan
  • I love the "content" joke at 0:45.

    IraijusIraijus19 dögum síðan
  • Thats just sad.

    LuxicLuxic19 dögum síðan
  • vote saxon

    Field Marshal GaigField Marshal Gaig19 dögum síðan
  • This is why i use a Adblock, because websites are too annoying with the crap they want to throw in my face.

    rickster4krickster4k19 dögum síðan
  • This is why I've disabled JavaScript by default

    Pate JatePate Jate19 dögum síðan
  • Well, let me go and delete my cookies....

    Alison SteAlison Ste19 dögum síðan
  • 👀👀 VOTE SAXON ❎

    ohifonlyx33ohifonlyx3320 dögum síðan
  • Any one else really want a cookie now? Like the chocolate chip kind

    Mia EMia E20 dögum síðan
  • Irony not lost on me...... video on privacy interrupted by youtube adverts......

    Jim DeryJim Dery20 dögum síðan
  • Or, just disable Javascript.

    E030E03E030E0321 degi síðan síðan
  • Nice superman reference

    marc the furrymarc the furry21 degi síðan síðan

    Pited ApolloPited Apollo21 degi síðan síðan
  • Joke's on you advertisers - I'm broke. Advertise whatever you want.

    L HL H21 degi síðan síðan
  • Who is here after timeworks video "This video's comment is older than the video"

    Ayman Arabi GamingAyman Arabi Gaming21 degi síðan síðan
  • 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 chavez21 degi síðan síðan
  • 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.

    BlaxxunBlaxxun22 dögum síðan
  • brave users stand up :sunglasses:

    Jacek Plays ❶Jacek Plays ❶22 dögum síðan
  • Wait that comment is illegal

    eeggplanto eggoeeggplanto eggo22 dögum síðan
  • Time works did a video about you

    Aaron GillisAaron Gillis23 dögum síðan
  • Claim your 'free cookie' here

    weekndotterweekndotter23 dögum síðan
  • Do I get milk with my cookies?

    N KN K23 dögum síðan

    Robert LundyRobert Lundy23 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    TheOneToldTheOneTold24 dögum síðan
  • pov: u were looking for Tom Scott comment

    Rafael Marvelous George TanudjajaRafael Marvelous George Tanudjaja24 dögum síðan
  • who is here from timeworms video?

    Willton Wira WibowoWillton Wira Wibowo24 dögum síðan
  • And your comment is also a mess. Your video is 1 month old and your comment is 4 months old

    sajjad hossan shimantosajjad hossan shimanto24 dögum síðan
  • “Vote Saxon” *Doctor who music intensifies*

    Oscar MacintyreOscar Macintyre24 dögum síðan

    Quang Sơn LêQuang Sơn Lê24 dögum síðan
  • 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 Moore24 dögum síðan
  • I started using Google because of no ads, but their business model has put ads on every website except theirs.

    Darwin MaisnerDarwin Maisner25 dögum síðan
  • Can anybody explain would happen in the UK in terms of GDPR after brexit?

    Eatay MizrachiEatay Mizrachi25 dögum síðan
  • AkeldamaAkeldama25 dögum síðan
    • yetgamercool123yetgamercool12325 dögum síðan
  • did you add the reverb post recording?

    Edvards KaļvaEdvards Kaļva25 dögum síðan

    rock hayterrock hayter25 dögum síðan
  • 0:17 vote saxon that’s a doctor who reference

    Supss_Supss_25 dögum síðan