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: isworlds.info/camera/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

      ??????8 dögum síðan
    • [Hello- It’s brandon][Hello- It’s brandon]25 dögum síðan
    • 4 months ago

      GBOYG and GCOKYG SenorOggy PackGBOYG and GCOKYG SenorOggy Pack27 dögum síðan
    • Watefoc el comentario es más viejo que el video

      PIXELPIXEL28 dögum síðan
    • This comment was made before the video

      Lita PitaLita PitaMánuði síðan
  • I came here for the glitch of the comment was typed 5 months ago and this video uploaded in 2 months ago

    Hazlan BahauddinHazlan Bahauddin3 klukkustundum síðan
  • That demonstration with Superman was brilliant.

    Sophie GreySophie Grey11 klukkustundum síðan
  • does british web have biscuits

    just_ maljust_ mal16 klukkustundum síðan
  • When a mobile game needs your contacts to play or else "it won't work"

    CharTee _CharTee _Degi Síðan síðan
  • AYYYYYYYY VOTE SAXON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HT 7HT 72 dögum síðan
  • 5rong1

    Jon dowJon dow2 dögum síðan
  • Client-Side Storage: CSS Cascading Style Sheets:

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  • Did this guy comment before this video was made

    Sarada AmanchiSarada Amanchi3 dögum síðan
  • vid: 1 month ago comment: 5 month ago

    Windows 10Windows 103 dögum síðan
  • fun fact:your here becuz of DJ Cook

    Hermogenes SaulogHermogenes Saulog4 dögum síðan
  • The spider who clicked this video: interesting

    charmeleon evolvescharmeleon evolves4 dögum síðan
  • I just wanna get rid of advertisers its not like their ads make me buy their product the opposit actually

    The CouncilThe Council4 dögum síðan
  • Hold on why is your comment 5 months ago while your video is 1 month ago wierd

    mustache gamesmustache games4 dögum síðan
  • 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!

    K HK H5 dögum síðan
  • 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 H5 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"

    jamespottertjejamespottertje7 dögum síðan
  • who's here cuz timeworks?

    Aj Alfio [TTBA] [ABYP] [TTMT] [ALGR] [TBLA] [TRAF]Aj Alfio [TTBA] [ABYP] [TTMT] [ALGR] [TBLA] [TRAF]7 dögum 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 Players8 dögum síðan
  • Your Comment Glitch

    Evan MonsisvaisEvan Monsisvais8 dögum 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 Robinson8 dögum síðan
  • When the pinned comment is made before the video was uploaded

    ZydrexZydrex9 dögum síðan
  • Tom :"advertisers are not people" me: an advertizer 😲

    Andrea K.Andrea K.9 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 Champion10 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 Lindsey10 dögum síðan
  • What annoys me is pop ups that my ad blocker can't block.

    plica06plica0612 dögum síðan
  • Kind of disappointed this didn't end with a vpn ad. 😁😁

    mosyemessymosyemessy13 dögum síðan
  • advertisers enable content like this to be produced.

    JONSONJONSON14 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.

    KrishanKrishan14 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 Production15 dögum síðan
  • admit that you come there to see if timeworks is right

    mini crewmatemini crewmate15 dögum síðan
  • the video is 1 months ago and the pinned comment is older than the video

    สมชาย ชีช้างสมชาย ชีช้าง15 dögum síðan
  • i love how the comment is older than the video

    สมชาย ชีช้างสมชาย ชีช้าง15 dögum síðan
  • Wonderful video. Conclusion: use only free software if you care about your privacy

    MsAlfred1996MsAlfred199616 dögum síðan
  • When T...

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

    シArixielloシArixiello17 dögum síðan
  • Thanks for ending on such a positive note, Tom!

    kashii chankashii chan17 dögum síðan
  • Anyone else notice the Doctor Who E easter egg?

    TheBobBromTheBobBrom17 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 Goston17 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 😔

    EddyEddy17 dögum síðan
  • Any one else is here for timeworks? 👇

    semiku•semiku•18 dögum síðan
    • stop asking for likes

      some person on planet earthsome person on planet earth15 dögum síðan
  • LOVE the "Vote Saxon" popup!

    drego5drego518 dögum síðan
  • Thanks capitalism

    Mason MillerMason Miller18 dögum síðan
  • Bottom line: Use add blockers.

    Silvia SánchezSilvia Sánchez18 dögum síðan
  • Thanks for explaining what cookies are

    Sticky SteveSticky Steve18 dögum síðan
  • I like how no one is talking about " video was made 1 month ago and comment is 5 months old -_-

    RT EDITSRT EDITS19 dögum síðan
  • They should hire a line monitor like they used to in grade shcool.

    LastLast19 dögum síðan
  • This is the reason why i enabled Ad blocker extension!

    DDORVDDORV19 dögum síðan
  • Keylock vpn..ur trapped in..

    Christina Marie HicksChristina Marie Hicks19 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 castillo19 dögum síðan
  • If they track me they better stop giving me Grammarly ads everywhere when I already have it.

    Skraftz I guessSkraftz I guess19 dögum síðan
  • Wait, Google is one of the largest ad companies?

    Ajc 7575Ajc 757520 dögum síðan
    • Google adsense. ISworlds ads are all ran by Google.

      ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ19 dögum síðan
  • Saxon for President 2020

    MICheeHLMICheeHL20 dögum síðan
  • Y isn't anyone talking bout' the date of the comment 🤔

    Bhargavi 1521Bhargavi 152120 dögum síðan
  • Let's be honest, you all came from Timeworks

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    • Uh no.

      ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ19 dögum síðan
  • Thank god for Adblockers

    IronBahamutIronBahamut20 dögum síðan
  • Why is the comment upload before the video was made

    jeffykkccjeffykkcc20 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 laul20 dögum síðan
  • Ironically the vid is just riddled with adware.

    S HS H21 degi síðan síðan
  • 5:40 And some websites doesn't even let you say "no". If you say no it just send you to about:blank

    MinteckMinteck22 dögum síðan
  • I appreciate the vote Saxon thing

    t0m 23t0m 2322 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

    BunnyBunny23 dögum síðan
  • "Vote Saxon" I loved it !

    Olivier PirletOlivier Pirlet23 dögum síðan
  • This was uploaded 1 month ago and it has a comment from 5 months.. ago?

    DeestriosXDeestriosX23 dögum síðan
  • VOTE SAXON 🖤 We love a Who reference!

    Emma DudmanEmma Dudman23 dögum síðan
  • why your pin say 5 month ago it was made 1 month ago

    Natasha ReedNatasha Reed23 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.

    lMagicalMerlinlMagicalMerlin24 dögum síðan
    • Thats no time travelling

      o laulo laul20 dögum síðan
    • i did the same thing

      Natasha ReedNatasha Reed23 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.

    ZerobloodifyZerobloodify24 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 Jesus24 dögum síðan
  • Vote Saxon

    Connor BellConnor Bell24 dögum síðan
  • Those Superman Easter eggs. Brilliant, Tom and William.

    WillBillWillBill24 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 IHU24 dögum síðan
  • Vote Saxon!

    Moley KunMoley Kun24 dögum síðan
  • NoScript > Ad-Block

    All The Mikeys Are TakenAll The Mikeys Are Taken25 dögum síðan
  • 5:23-5:27 NO means NO

    All The Mikeys Are TakenAll The Mikeys Are Taken25 dögum síðan
  • 0:17 "Vote Saxon" Who's gotten to you

    Paul H.Paul H.25 dögum síðan
  • Vote Saxon 😂😂😂

    Abi RobinsAbi Robins25 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.

    SockBotSockBot25 dögum síðan
  • at 6:26 , right after you mentioned Google Chrome and Google search, I got an advertisement for Google ads ._.

    ANUJ GUPTAANUJ GUPTA26 dögum síðan
  • Like in the South Park episodes...it's becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between an article and an ad

    RealDarkBladeRealDarkBlade26 dögum síðan
  • I love the "content" joke at 0:45.

    IraijusIraijus26 dögum síðan
  • Thats just sad.

    LuxicLuxic26 dögum síðan
  • vote saxon

    Field Marshal GaigField Marshal Gaig26 dögum síðan
  • This is why i use a Adblock, because websites are too annoying with the crap they want to throw in my face.

    rickster4krickster4k26 dögum síðan
  • This is why I've disabled JavaScript by default

    Pate JatePate Jate26 dögum síðan
  • Well, let me go and delete my cookies....

    Alison SteAlison Ste26 dögum síðan
  • 👀👀 VOTE SAXON ❎

    ohifonlyx33ohifonlyx3327 dögum síðan
  • Any one else really want a cookie now? Like the chocolate chip kind

    Mia EMia E27 dögum síðan
  • Irony not lost on me...... video on privacy interrupted by youtube adverts......

    Jim DeryJim Dery28 dögum síðan
  • Or, just disable Javascript.

    E030E03E030E0328 dögum síðan
  • Nice superman reference

    marc the furrymarc the furry28 dögum síðan

    Pited ApolloPited Apollo28 dögum síðan
  • Joke's on you advertisers - I'm broke. Advertise whatever you want.

    L HL H28 dögum síðan
  • Who is here after timeworks video "This video's comment is older than the video"

    Ayman Arabi GamingAyman Arabi Gaming29 dögum 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 chavez29 dögum 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.

    BlaxxunBlaxxun29 dögum síðan
  • brave users stand up :sunglasses:

    Jacek Plays ❶Jacek Plays ❶29 dögum síðan
  • Wait that comment is illegal

    eeggplanto eggoeeggplanto eggoMánuði síðan
  • Time works did a video about you

    Aaron GillisAaron GillisMánuði síðan
  • Claim your 'free cookie' here

    weekndotterweekndotterMánuði síðan