Ok so once again I have deleted my Youtube account and my Google account.
Why? I hear you ask.
Well gather round folks I have some grievances I wish to air that might be of interest.
My first issue is the platform is not a free and open source of entertainment and knowledge.
I am not talking about censorship or monetization, I am talking about how content is continually suggested for you.
Content is suggested to you in a way that is tuned up to your viewing preferences.
But how many of us every found anything interesting by following a strict path according to how some corporate entity decides we should discover interesting information?
At the end of the day I remove my account because of the channel ends up being crap, having all manner of rubbish posted to my recommendations repetitively.
Also if you do some research on a topic and find you are not interested in it or just wanted to read about it for a day or so, the YouTube will bombard you with all sorts of associated crap for weeks as it assumes it knows how you think, but neglects the fact that you are now seeking new topics, not last weeks search preferences.
On a side note I believe that this type of algorithm programming is indeed detrimental to new ideas and thoughts, it appears to promote “tunnel vision”, it has your personality set on a path of boredom and non discovery.
And last but not least, do you really need someone else to do your thinking for you?
This is one space were I can see decentralized platforms being of great use.
Cut out the middle man, content can be tipped in crypto, straight from the blockchain to the content creators wallet, free of adverts or content suggestions.
Will this ever happen, well probably not in my lifetime.