When you think about it, those YouTube viewing preference “suggestions” are a little scary. For example, you might want to take a hard look at your life path if you get a YouTube note that reads, “based on your past viewing experience you might like the suggested videos on (take your pick), joining ISIS, aborigine mud wrestling, or the Brady Bunch.”
Then it hit me, before I become too self-righteous I should take a hard look at what Big Brother YouTube serves up to me. Case in point, the above video on How To Unload A Tank Car. I’m not sure what’s worse, the fact my life has hit the point where this is what is suggested or the fact that I found it fascinating to watch! Don’t laugh, most of you will too.
I can see it now, your significant other walks unexpectedly into your office and you minimize your screen in a panic. SO demands, “Busted! Show me what you’ve been watching and it better NOT be one of “THOSE” sites”. You hang you head in shame because it is, in fact, one of those sites….. a site catering to those that like watching tank car unloading videos.