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the dichotomy of youtube
 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-30 09:22 [#02624748]
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every five seconds, youtube asks, "ARE YOU STILL LISTENING
TO THIS TRACK?"

forty-five minutes after you've last touched your phone,
you're in the kitchen, and you hear a ruckus from upstairs:
youtube, out of nowhere, decides to just suddenly resume a
youtube track at full volume, on the speaker

and this is what just happened now. that i am in the
kitchen, and i hear a ruckus, and i just think: I FUCKING
HATE THESE DUMB-ASS FONDLESLABS I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THAT
RUCKUS IS

and sorry, this just doesn't make any sense to me


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-30 09:43 [#02624749]
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i mean, it does, i guess, it makes business sense. just not
decent human sense

that prodding me endlessly to see if i'm still there proves
engagement (for advertising) and that sneakily banging
through a few tracks before petering out after "are you
still listening" again simulates further "engagement" (for
advertising) should people just have their phone on silent.
like, you're pumping through a few youtube views in your
sleep. youtube says: hey, we showed your ads: pay us. all it
costs you is spam mileage on your data plan (30, 60mb a vid
if it has stupid flashy visualizations) to give a bunch of
trash vids undeserved views. and the day i pick it up and
find it playing a mr. beast vid is the day i throw the
fucking thing in a river.

that i was asking, like, this thing is getting old, what's
good now, and i heard: "probably just get the latest
iThing"

but they don't let you into your own shit anymore.
everything i've had last few years has been an unlocked,
rooted android device and i can get a fucking shell on it at
worst and from there i am enough of a pain that i can always
get what i want out of it, eventually. not so with iThing,
it seems.

grave times indeed


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-30 10:02 [#02624752]
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this is another one of my threads, hell, who cares. so on
the tail end of, "iOS is useless locked down trash and
despite it," i give you: APPLE: "THINK DIFFERENT" and then
stop thinking and still be using what is now outdated crap
almost 40 years later. Option + W = ∑ (sum) killed it in
the 90s but now you're stuck with your quirky bespoke
keybindings and they are embarrassing turn in 2023. your
mobile OS is worse: it is a cage


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-30 10:03 [#02624753]
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it kind of feels like it might make more sense to just have
a laptop, and many of them, you can just put in a sim card
these days? seems like more hope of control, in any case


 


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