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[-] [email protected] 66 points 3 months ago

Hey black mirror had this where they had to watch an ad and looking away was illegal. We're getting there with Google and their recent and announced YouTube and Chrome changes.

[-] [email protected] 54 points 3 months ago

"Please drink verification can"

[-] [email protected] 13 points 3 months ago

Boy this greentext really ages like fine wine huh

[-] [email protected] 13 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

It really does. This person saw where things were heading way back in 2013 (I think?)

[-] [email protected] 41 points 3 months ago

Jokes on them. I can be looking straight at something and still not be paying attention.

[-] [email protected] 36 points 3 months ago

That’s why you need a Neurolink so that they can make sure that you are thoughtfully considering each ad.

[-] [email protected] 41 points 3 months ago

"Picture yourself holding the product and smiling"

"Now picture yourself recommending the product to friends and family."

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

But I literally can't picture things in my head... Guess I'm forever stuck on the ad

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

If the tech ever works and someone suggests I get it I will give them a free ice pick lobotomy.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

I just threw up in my mouth. A lot.

[-] [email protected] 23 points 3 months ago

You know you’ve really made it as a meme when u/the_picard_maneuver posts you on lemmy. Love you bud hope you’re doing well x

[-] [email protected] 8 points 3 months ago

Hey, is this yours?! I thought it was hilarious.

Also <3

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 months ago

Haha unfortunately not - I wish I was this funny. First time I saw it, it needed a lot more jpeg so glad to see it’s been renovated. Meme of the month at least imo.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 3 months ago

Watching the ad instead of clicking it constitutes a violation of YouTube terms of service.

[-] [email protected] 19 points 3 months ago

Please drink verification can

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

mmmm that really hit the spot

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

Now I gotta piss.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 3 months ago

You wouldn't steal a car, would you?

[-] [email protected] 20 points 3 months ago

You wouldn't steal a baby.
You wouldn't shoot a policeman, and then steal his helmet.
You wouldn't go to the toilet in his helmet.
And then send it to the policeman's grieving widow...

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 months ago
[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

And shoot the widow!

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 months ago


Yes I would.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 3 months ago

Except that second button won't be there. There's something weird going on in our economy where the customers can't actually afford the products but somehow their attention/data is still valuable. I don't get it

[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 months ago

I honestly don't understand how advertisement is valued to highly.

I have probably seen 1000hrs worth of ads by now and probably spent less than $1000 on the products advertised. But somehow if I want to avoid those ads I have to pay 10x that

[-] [email protected] 8 points 3 months ago

Especially on the internet it seems that the strategy is to beat you into submission, waterboarding you with branding until you aren't capable of doing anything other than buying their product.

I get sick of seeing ads and then black list the company out of spite. And I do that brain surgery with a backhoe. Because of a certain marketing campaign for a Mission: Impossible movie, I'm never paying to see an action movie of any kind ever again. Because they annoyed me too much in 2015 or so. And because of Dr. Squatch, I think when I'm out of my current supply of Dial I'm going to start making my own soap.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

Once a brand makes it onto my blacklist it doesn't matter how much advertisement I see for it.

HP can spend $1m on ads and force me to watch them but I'll never spend a dollar on them.

Adobe, Dell, and many more have made my list.

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[-] [email protected] 16 points 3 months ago

And here I am, completely ignoring YT and reading blogs, instead.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 months ago

I'm more and more moving to podcasts and blogs as well.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 months ago
[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

I mean, it depends. Tutorials, for instance, when I need some info on something to fix, either physically or informatically (e.g., hosting and network stuff). Video format is utterly time expensive for this kind of stuff. I avoid it like the plague. For entertainment, I have a couple of subscriptions a la Netflix. I'm not interested at all in watching/listening "content creators".

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

Last week I've been laughed at for having written a travel blog a decade ago. Fuck you, blogs are hip again! You're the boomer!

I don't mean you, you're probably cool. I mean my colleague who laughed at me.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 3 months ago
[-] [email protected] 14 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

Wait until they require a quiz be taken to prove you watched the video. They could also stitch together the video with the ads, so it's all a single video. They can make fast-forwarding videos impossible (to stop the sponsorblock stuff). Begun the Ad Wars have.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

Didn't YouTube literally do this with the question ads a few years ago? That's when I decided I would NEVER be nice to advertisers. They're selling my time for money, not giving me the money, and now they're rude about it. 110% fuuuuuuck them.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 months ago

I usually eithe rjust let the timer run out on those or submit bad data

[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 months ago

Same, but the mere demand for attention was enough. Now, if I see an ad, I'll make a script sit there and spend five minutes force-loading their pages to eat their bandwidth right back. They will lose money for every ad I see. Fuck them all.

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[-] [email protected] 13 points 3 months ago

This reminds me of the very real patent that exists for a television that requires you to stand up from your couch, raise your hands in the air, and shout the name of the product you just watched an ad for before it lets you return to watching your program.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago

The day they successfully implement that and I pass by someone actually doing it, I will promptly fall to the ground and die

[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 months ago
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[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 months ago

Please click verification scam to continue

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 months ago

Drink verification can?

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 months ago

I just found this and I've been loving it, works really well.


[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 months ago

I'm really happy to see point #2 being mentioned. From their inception, Youtube established a social contract of providing their videos free to users without ads. I don't think Google should just be allowed to unilaterally change the contract on behalf of all parties and force it on everyone. If they had a good reason to do so, perhaps I would humor it, but "because of shithead shareholders" does not pass that bar.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

Excuse me, bitch, but how the fuck you know I went to piss? That's a violation of my privacy.

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[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 months ago

I keep telling you YouTube I have a cloaca and I'm not sure what to call it when I go

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 months ago

No problem. Just use a proper ad blocker, and there will be no ads that you could use to go to the loo.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 months ago

Just wait til it uses the camera on your phone to track your eyes and will pause every time you look away.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

In less than ten years this will be a "nottheonion" headline...

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

Honestly , can't wait for the future where companies like them are allowed to make adless entertainment illegal. It's going to be the absolute best future we could ever ask for. We should be thankful to our overlords for saving us from never having to see ads ever again. /s

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

If technology exists they will 100% implement that ads will keep repeating unless there are people in the room. The active listening devices already record every data they can and it’s only a matter of time before they can accurately conclude if the room is empty or occupied.

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