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Their Tube - Experience how the YouTube home page would look for six different personas

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    determinism
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    It's interesting that Destiny, John Oliver, and Vox are the only 'liberals' on the liberal's page.

    It's interesting that Destiny, John Oliver, and Vox are the only 'liberals' on the liberal's page.

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      viridian
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      It's unique content on every daily refresh. Overwhelming representation from a very few sources though, looks like Trevor Noah, John Oliver, the New York Times, Vox, Destiny, and various breadtube...

      It's unique content on every daily refresh. Overwhelming representation from a very few sources though, looks like Trevor Noah, John Oliver, the New York Times, Vox, Destiny, and various breadtube personalities account for almost 100% of the results.

      I really wish they carved out more opposing personalities, for instance throwing non fruit based vegans, keto folks and carnivore diet folks into the mix for comparison. The only taste we get of that is the liberal/conservative personas, which seem to be directed towards the respective kinds of content I'd expect college aged liberals and conservatives to like.

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      1. Kuromantis
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        The persona's watching historic, for context. Yeah, I agree. Last Week Tonight, John Oliver and the New York Times seem to be the kind of channels moderate 'leftists*' would watch, and while they...

        The persona's watching historic, for context.

        Yeah, I agree. Last Week Tonight, John Oliver and the New York Times seem to be the kind of channels moderate 'leftists*' would watch, and while they did say liberal, it is pretty annoying.

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  2. Loire
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    Throw in some MSNBC, with some music channels like NPR Tiny Desk and that Liberal page is almost literally my current YouTube HomePage. I don't know of I should be impressed with the accuracy or...

    Throw in some MSNBC, with some music channels like NPR Tiny Desk and that Liberal page is almost literally my current YouTube HomePage.

    I don't know of I should be impressed with the accuracy or unimpressed I am so easily quantified.

    2 votes