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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mia, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Mia

    Mia Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Today I was at youtube, looking for and using a hand weight workout routine for intermediates. While I was in the process of watching parts of these videoes, making certain the instructors don't constantly talk, prefer music or some quiet. I noticed the recommended for me videos on the right side:

    Narcissist, Sociopath or Psychopath, How to recognize them.
    One hundred pushups a day challenge, losing my belly pooch.
    Recurring toilet ring, top three solutions tested.
    USA water polo, a day with the navy SEALS.

    Have never searched for any of these categories of recommendations. What has been recommended for you by youtube?

    Found out recently that there are hundreds of free full-length movies on youtube. (Free Movies at Youtube) Some are good, others are as one reviewer stated: No one should have to pay to see this movie: 'The Last Starfighter' which I watched and liked.
     
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  2. Bolletje

    Bolletje Potato chip wizard V.I.P Member

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    I get loads of ads for wedding dresses and baby clothes. I have no wedding plans or baby plans.
     
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  3. Fino

    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    Some videos are recommended to everyone and not based on what you've viewed.
     
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    Someone was previously searching for these types of things on your computer. Maybe your partner wants to propose and have kids one day. :D
     
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  5. Baeraad

    Baeraad Active Member

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    I once got a recommendation for a channel dedicated to "baking, babies, health and fashion." I can hardly think of four topics that interest me less than those. It puzzles me to this day.
     
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  6. Bolletje

    Bolletje Potato chip wizard V.I.P Member

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    Hehe, that would be possible if others used my pc, but I’m the sole user :) I guess it’s mostly ads targeted for my gender and age group.
     
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  7. Kyou Nukui

    Kyou Nukui music is amazing

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    I'm annoyed by the recommendations for fighting /boxing videos, complete with disturbing image of bloody violence. :confused: Also football and cars.
    I have never clicked on anything like this. :eek:
    I think one of their algorithms has decided I'm male and someone has decided that of course all males enjoy fighting and cars and football. :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Vindicator Phoenix

    Vindicator Phoenix Female or neutral pronouns V.I.P Member

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    Fun fact: henceforth, on YouTube, whenever I see a recommended video with a thumbnail containing a person who exaggerates some reaction, there is a strict 100% chance that I will NOT watch the video. For example:
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    My brain: Ugh, typical attention-seeking garbage... Congratulations, you're boisterous. Go reel in some shallow people.

    From avclub.com: "Now, nearly every thumbnail features somebody looking cartoonishly shocked, disgusted, or furious at whatever is going in the video. It’s only after you click it that you realize you’re in for a 15-minute build up to a uninteresting payoff."
     
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