With Reddit shutting down its API setting a precedent in the corporate tech world (and Reddit was a major outlier in that a ton of their users are technical minded and support third party clients, YouTube does not have that kind of userbase and will not get backlash for it), Twitter doing whatever the fuck they’re doing, and Google already hellbent on destroying ad blockers, the days of Newpipe, Invidious, and Freetube are numbered. Wouldn’t be surprised if they implement Netflix level DRM tomorrow that makes alt clients impossible. I say savour your alt clients while you can guys, you won’t be able to soon.

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    9 months ago

    “Don’t want your kids seeing ads that are absolutely not for kids? Easy! Just pay us!”

    Seriously it’s so hypocritical that they demonetize swearing yet show gambling, alcohol, and even the occasional barely-not-porn sexualized ad without a second thought.

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          69 months ago

          pay for attention

          Isn’t that basically what their “superchat” feature in YouTube live is? Pay money to force the host to read your comment? IDK I’ve never used it and don’t intend to.

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            9 months ago

            Lmao yes that also, it’s a way to support your favorite tuber (and 50% google) but I meant it as a joke because you said “[…] paying attention” aha

            I always pay attention, but when will attention pay me?