I think recommendation algorithms and advertising are separate things, however think with defaults and when it comes to what specific data is collected, where do you draw the line? Absolutely no recommendations at all based on an algorithm? Would you say using your ‘like’ history to recommend you more videos is okay? What about watch history, or save history?

Same question can also be asked about where you draw the line on advertising. Just say Youtube showed ads purely based on your video like history, would that be creepy?

I think we can all draw the line at location history, how long you linger on a post, etc. I’d like to know your thoughts on where you’d draw the line for both advertising and content recommendations. (This is two questions)

Sorry that this post is horribly formatted. I’m tired, acoustic and had a shower thought 😝

  • Revan343
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    I agree. Given that I use Gmail, Google ought to know basically everything about me, so why do I keep getting ads for diamonds, instead of GPUs?

    Why are they spying on me if they aren’t going to use that information?

    • variants@possumpat.io
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      Because the diamond guy wants to advertise to people like you, Google just gives them a check list of who they want to target and Google listens, if big diamond wants nerds to see diamond ads Google will take their money