YouTube’s experimental ‘play something’ button

The Verge reports YouTube tests a ‘play something’ button for when you don’t know what to watch

I can’t tell if I love or hate this feature. (I personally have not seen it yet)

Love it

We need more randomness on the web. It’s like the old “I’m feeling lucky” button on Google. Or the old StumbleUpon site (2001-2018).

Hate it

Is it really random? I imagine it’s YouTube linking to videos that THEY want you to watch more of. We have enough of their algorithms feeding us content that THEY want us to see. Have we really gotten that mindless that we need some large corporation spoon-feeding content to us?

Love it

But some days I don’t want to have to pick what to watch. Just being open-minded and letting whatever comes comes.

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