The Absolute State of YouTube
My partner watches YT videos in the background while working, and the nonsense I hear is unreal.
- People stop to discuss the algorithm, and request audience intervention, persistently.
- People use code-words for drugs, death, suicide, and anything else they think the algorithm may dislike.
- Sponsorship ads last minutes, interrupted by YT ads.
That last one requires some browser extension to cut the YT ads, and intelligently figure out where the sponsorship message lies inside the video.
YT feels like some fungal infection has begun to consume it.