Yesterday, I wanted to check out a QI episode, F: France, because I wanted to hear someone reference Schwarzenegger's accent in German--apparently he speaks like a country bumpkin.
No luck on youtube. Then I tried dailymotion. Every seven minutes, like clockwork, a video popped up, interupting the flow of conversation between Alan, Steven, Jo, Hugh and Phil.
Some ads were short-- 30 seconds. Some ads were long-- 180 seconds. And some ads were eternal-- 3600 seconds. What sort of algorithm decides:
No, the user is not really interested in seeing a old British panel show. What the user wants to see is an informercial for "Arthritis relief through Tai Chi".
Of course I'm going to skip that ad, you stupid, stupid, git...