Why The Web Is Such A Mess

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Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a "universal information system". What went wrong? • MORE BASICS: ispulse.info/list-PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha.html
Written with Sean Elliott SeanMElliott/ • Camera by Tomek • Graphics by William Marler wmad.co.uk
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  1. Tom Scott
    Tom Scott
    5 mánuðum síðan

    The thing behind me is the Centre for Computing History's Megaprocessor. It plays Tetris.

    1. ???
      8 dögum síðan

      Wtf this is older than video its really a mess

    2. [Hello- It’s brandon]
      [Hello- It’s brandon]
      25 dögum síðan

    3. GBOYG and GCOKYG SenorOggy Pack
      GBOYG and GCOKYG SenorOggy Pack
      28 dögum síðan

      4 months ago

    4. PIXEL
      28 dögum síðan

      Watefoc el comentario es más viejo que el video

    5. Lita Pita
      Lita Pita
      Mánuði síðan

      This comment was made before the video

  2. ORENE
    Klukkustund síðan

    What the...

  3. Hazlan Bahauddin
    Hazlan Bahauddin
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I came here for the glitch of the comment was typed 5 months ago and this video uploaded in 2 months ago

  4. Sophie Grey
    Sophie Grey
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    That demonstration with Superman was brilliant.

  5. just_ mal
    just_ mal
    19 klukkustundum síðan

    does british web have biscuits

  6. CharTee _
    CharTee _
    Degi Síðan síðan

    When a mobile game needs your contacts to play or else "it won't work"

  7. HT 7
    HT 7
    2 dögum síðan

    AYYYYYYYY VOTE SAXON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Jon dow
    Jon dow
    2 dögum síðan


  9. KL sz
    KL sz
    3 dögum síðan

    Client-Side Storage: CSS Cascading Style Sheets:

  10. Sarada Amanchi
    Sarada Amanchi
    3 dögum síðan

    Did this guy comment before this video was made

  11. Windows 10
    Windows 10
    3 dögum síðan

    vid: 1 month ago comment: 5 month ago

  12. Hermogenes Saulog
    Hermogenes Saulog
    4 dögum síðan

    fun fact:your here becuz of DJ Cook

  13. charmeleon evolves
    charmeleon evolves
    4 dögum síðan

    The spider who clicked this video: interesting

  14. The Council
    The Council
    4 dögum síðan

    I just wanna get rid of advertisers its not like their ads make me buy their product the opposit actually

  15. mustache games
    mustache games
    5 dögum síðan

    Hold on why is your comment 5 months ago while your video is 1 month ago wierd

  16. K H
    K H
    5 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!

  17. K H
    K H
    5 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.

  18. jamespottertje
    7 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"

  19. Aj Alfio [TTBA] [ABYP] [TTMT] [ALGR] [TBLA] [TRAF]
    Aj Alfio [TTBA] [ABYP] [TTMT] [ALGR] [TBLA] [TRAF]
    7 dögum síðan

    who's here cuz timeworks?

  20. Untouchable Players
    Untouchable Players
    8 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 :)

  21. Evan Monsisvais
    Evan Monsisvais
    8 dögum síðan

    Your Comment Glitch

  22. Neil Robinson
    Neil Robinson
    9 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.

  23. Zydrex
    9 dögum síðan

    When the pinned comment is made before the video was uploaded

  24. Andrea K.
    Andrea K.
    9 dögum síðan

    Tom :"advertisers are not people" me: an advertizer 😲

  25. The Champion
    The Champion
    10 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.

  26. Jesse Lindsey
    Jesse Lindsey
    10 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.

  27. plica06
    12 dögum síðan

    What annoys me is pop ups that my ad blocker can't block.

  28. mosyemessy
    13 dögum síðan

    Kind of disappointed this didn't end with a vpn ad. 😁😁

  29. JONSON
    14 dögum síðan

    advertisers enable content like this to be produced.

  30. Krishan
    14 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.

  31. YS Production
    YS Production
    15 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.

  32. mini crewmate
    mini crewmate
    15 dögum síðan

    admit that you come there to see if timeworks is right

  33. สมชาย ชีช้าง
    สมชาย ชีช้าง
    15 dögum síðan

    the video is 1 months ago and the pinned comment is older than the video

  34. สมชาย ชีช้าง
    สมชาย ชีช้าง
    15 dögum síðan

    i love how the comment is older than the video

  35. MsAlfred1996
    16 dögum síðan

    Wonderful video. Conclusion: use only free software if you care about your privacy

  36. ?
    16 dögum síðan

    When T...

  37. シArixiello
    17 dögum síðan

    Watch the video carefully because the web (including ISpulse,) is a mess.

  38. kashii chan
    kashii chan
    17 dögum síðan

    Thanks for ending on such a positive note, Tom!

  39. TheBobBrom
    17 dögum síðan

    Anyone else notice the Doctor Who E easter egg?

  40. Harrie Goston
    Harrie Goston
    17 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.

  41. Eddy
    17 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 😔

  42. semiku•
    18 dögum síðan

    Any one else is here for timeworks? 👇

    1. some person on planet earth
      some person on planet earth
      15 dögum síðan

      stop asking for likes

  43. drego5
    18 dögum síðan

    LOVE the "Vote Saxon" popup!

  44. Mason Miller
    Mason Miller
    18 dögum síðan

    Thanks capitalism

  45. Silvia Sánchez
    Silvia Sánchez
    18 dögum síðan

    Bottom line: Use add blockers.

  46. Sticky Steve
    Sticky Steve
    18 dögum síðan

    Thanks for explaining what cookies are

  47. RT EDITS
    19 dögum síðan

    I like how no one is talking about " video was made 1 month ago and comment is 5 months old -_-

  48. Last
    19 dögum síðan

    They should hire a line monitor like they used to in grade shcool.

  49. DDORV
    19 dögum síðan

    This is the reason why i enabled Ad blocker extension!

  50. Christina Marie Hicks
    Christina Marie Hicks
    19 dögum síðan

    Keylock vpn..ur trapped in..

  51. Elizabeth Del castillo
    Elizabeth Del castillo
    19 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...

  52. Skraftz I guess
    Skraftz I guess
    19 dögum síðan

    If they track me they better stop giving me Grammarly ads everywhere when I already have it.

  53. Ajc 7575
    Ajc 7575
    20 dögum síðan

    Wait, Google is one of the largest ad companies?

    1. ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ
      ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ
      19 dögum síðan

      Google adsense. ISpulse ads are all ran by Google.

  54. MICheeHL
    20 dögum síðan

    Saxon for President 2020

  55. Bhargavi 1521
    Bhargavi 1521
    20 dögum síðan

    Y isn't anyone talking bout' the date of the comment 🤔

  56. ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻
    20 dögum síðan

    Let's be honest, you all came from Timeworks

    1. ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ
      ᴊɪᴍ ʜᴀʟᴘᴇʀᴛ
      19 dögum síðan

      Uh no.

  57. IronBahamut
    20 dögum síðan

    Thank god for Adblockers

  58. jeffykkcc
    21 degi síðan síðan

    Why is the comment upload before the video was made

    1. o laul
      o laul
      20 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

  59. S H
    S H
    21 degi síðan síðan

    Ironically the vid is just riddled with adware.

  60. Minteck
    22 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

  61. t0m 23
    t0m 23
    22 dögum síðan

    I appreciate the vote Saxon thing

  62. Bunny
    23 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

  63. Olivier Pirlet
    Olivier Pirlet
    23 dögum síðan

    "Vote Saxon" I loved it !

  64. DeestriosX
    23 dögum síðan

    This was uploaded 1 month ago and it has a comment from 5 months.. ago?

  65. Emma Dudman
    Emma Dudman
    23 dögum síðan

    VOTE SAXON 🖤 We love a Who reference!

  66. Natasha Reed
    Natasha Reed
    24 dögum síðan

    why your pin say 5 month ago it was made 1 month ago

  67. lMagicalMerlin
    24 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.

    1. o laul
      o laul
      20 dögum síðan

      Thats no time travelling

    2. Natasha Reed
      Natasha Reed
      24 dögum síðan

      i did the same thing

  68. Zerobloodify
    24 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.

  69. Raptor Jesus
    Raptor Jesus
    24 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.

  70. Connor Bell
    Connor Bell
    24 dögum síðan

    Vote Saxon

  71. WillBill
    24 dögum síðan

    Those Superman Easter eggs. Brilliant, Tom and William.

    24 dögum síðan

    Tom scoot comment is 5 months old while video is 1 months old

  73. RO IHU
    RO IHU
    24 dögum síðan

    They should make these illegal. Everything should be off by default.

  74. Moley Kun
    Moley Kun
    24 dögum síðan

    Vote Saxon!

  75. All The Mikeys Are Taken
    All The Mikeys Are Taken
    25 dögum síðan

    NoScript > Ad-Block

  76. All The Mikeys Are Taken
    All The Mikeys Are Taken
    25 dögum síðan

    5:23-5:27 NO means NO

  77. Paul H.
    Paul H.
    25 dögum síðan

    0:17 "Vote Saxon" Who's gotten to you

  78. Abi Robins
    Abi Robins
    25 dögum síðan

    Vote Saxon 😂😂😂

  79. SockBot
    25 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.

    26 dögum síðan

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

  81. RealDarkBlade
    26 dögum síðan

    Like in the South Park episodes...it's becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between an article and an ad

  82. Iraijus
    26 dögum síðan

    I love the "content" joke at 0:45.

  83. Luxic
    26 dögum síðan

    Thats just sad.

  84. Field Marshal Gaig
    Field Marshal Gaig
    26 dögum síðan

    vote saxon

  85. rickster4k
    26 dögum síðan

    This is why i use a Adblock, because websites are too annoying with the crap they want to throw in my face.

  86. Pate Jate
    Pate Jate
    26 dögum síðan

    This is why I've disabled JavaScript by default

  87. Alison Ste
    Alison Ste
    27 dögum síðan

    Well, let me go and delete my cookies....

  88. ohifonlyx33
    27 dögum síðan

    👀👀 VOTE SAXON ❎

  89. Mia E
    Mia E
    27 dögum síðan

    Any one else really want a cookie now? Like the chocolate chip kind

  90. Jim Dery
    Jim Dery
    28 dögum síðan

    Irony not lost on me...... video on privacy interrupted by youtube adverts......

  91. E030E03
    28 dögum síðan

    Or, just disable Javascript.

  92. marc the furry
    marc the furry
    28 dögum síðan

    Nice superman reference

  93. Pited Apollo
    Pited Apollo
    28 dögum síðan


  94. L H
    L H
    29 dögum síðan

    Joke's on you advertisers - I'm broke. Advertise whatever you want.

  95. Ayman Arabi Gaming
    Ayman Arabi Gaming
    29 dögum síðan

    Who is here after timeworks video "This video's comment is older than the video"

  96. Allec De chavez
    Allec De chavez
    29 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*

  97. Blaxxun
    29 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.

  98. Jacek Plays ❶
    Jacek Plays ❶
    Mánuði síðan

    brave users stand up :sunglasses:

  99. eeggplanto eggo
    eeggplanto eggo
    Mánuði síðan

    Wait that comment is illegal

  100. Aaron Gillis
    Aaron Gillis
    Mánuði síðan

    Time works did a video about you