I was using the YouTube app on Android yesterday. Hadn't used it in a long time. What a nightmare that has become. The home screen is filled with ads and shorts I don't care about. Not to mention the in-video ads. How can people stomach that. I'm so glad we have #Newpipe.

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@ericbuijs
Haha! Some time ago I was at a friends place when they showed me a YT video playing on the TV.
I was astonished at what I saw and my first reaction was: "Do you have a virus on your TV?"

I very rarely see the ad-crap (even on YT itself) as (I guess) it's blocked by uBlock Origin and/or uMatrix.
But apparently they're used to that.

I was (literally) shaking my head as I can't/couldn't understand how one could accept that crap/nightmare 🤷

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@FreePietje @ericbuijs what’s worse is that when i tried to block the ads with the router, it just refuse to start (not a behavior on either the web or phone app)

@xarvos
I only (directly) watch YT things from my browser and I guess it's a combination of uBlock Origin and uMatrix with some exceptions (just enough to make it work) that makes my experience OK. Especially uMatrix is very context aware.

I still have to look into it (properly) but (ad) blockers on the whole network (ie router) level are much more blunt. I hope one can make it work in that way too, but I don't know (yet) how.

@ericbuijs

@FreePietje @ericbuijs I don’t even use YT on browser unless i need to comment on something, which is rarely the case :meowShrug:

@xarvos I stopped commenting since I need to be logged in for that. I suppose people can do without my comments on YT.😀

@FreePietje

@FreePietje Nowadays I'm more withdrawn to the small web/web0/fediverse. Only visiting the big web when necessary and mostly website that are more or less trustworthy (Noscript and uBlock origin are my indicators for that).

@xarvos

@FreePietje Makes me wonder what what people are willing to accept from YT or any other ad-invested website before they start looking for alternatives.

@ericbuijs
I'm often saddened by the lack of tolerance in current society.

But that's apparently restricted to other people's viewpoints (etc).

The tolerance wrt these ads is something I have a hard time understanding 🤔

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