this is the advantage of the communal web, of the fediverse and other things hosted not to make money, but for their own sake
the image on the left is showing how many things our adblocker blocks on youtube. on the right, awoo.space
when making money is a goal, things get more and more exploitative. when it isn't, things are just... nicer all around.
i really do think the communal web is the way to go, and i hope we can preserve this and prevent it being co-opted and exploited by capitalism
@Felthry We've noticed that the number seems to be 0 on Wikipedia, too.
Another example of for-their-own-sake.
@packbat youtube is probably one of the worst offenders, really
@Felthry I've noticed this. The fact that requests just keep piling up and up and up as you keep using YouTube is both incredible and disgusting
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