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« on: August 23, 2022, 01:47:57 am »
Apparently you can create and upload TikTok videos without a shoe phone, so I did it. Here you go, knock yourself out kiddies.
Don't forget to give my video a commie thumbs up, or a like, or whatever it is.

https://www.tiktok.com/@eevblog/video/7134880292069854466
 

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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2022, 10:47:14 am »
I still can't believe you did it! You set the new standards for irony.
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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2022, 11:18:56 am »
I have never visited this website before, so the first time was to see an EEV video.

I only opened the link on incognito mode as I don't trust their cookies.
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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2022, 11:43:18 am »
I have never visited this website before, so the first time was to see an EEV video.

I only opened the link on incognito mode as I don't trust their cookies.

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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2022, 01:11:56 pm »
I have never visited this website before, so the first time was to see an EEV video.

I only opened the link on incognito mode as I don't trust their cookies.

It's a dangerous stepping stone. If Dave shows up on onlyfans next, I'm gonna jump off a bridge.
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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2023, 09:34:50 pm »
This is a blast from the past! It's been over a year since this post was made, but I'm glad you still had the chance to make an EEVblog TikTok. I'm sure a lot of people would appreciate it! I gave your video a like and a share.

Edit by gnif: removed link to buy TikTok views and banned account, left the post though for context.
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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2023, 12:56:07 am »
This is a blast from the past! It's been over a year since this post was made, but I'm glad you still had the chance to make an EEVblog TikTok. I'm sure a lot of people would appreciate it! I gave your video a like and a share.

Yeah, nah. TikTok should be banned IMO.
Thinking about maybe doing more Youtube shorts.
 
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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2023, 12:58:11 am »
This is a blast from the past! It's been over a year since this post was made, but I'm glad you still had the chance to make an EEVblog TikTok. I'm sure a lot of people would appreciate it! I gave your video a like and a share.

Yeah, nah. TikTok should be banned IMO.
Thinking about maybe doing more Youtube shorts.

I think the onlyfans idea is less objectionable than youtube shorts.
 
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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2023, 02:59:21 am »
I don't get the point of YT shorts. (Well, I do, but I wish I didn't.)
 

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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2023, 03:41:09 am »
Youtube shorts have their place for a quick video response to comments on another video such as this one.
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/HHOhku_5IKA

Or this one is a good example of a short video celebrating 500k subscribers.
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/toxbiNnK-vM

 

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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2023, 08:15:19 am »
I'm not a TickTard user for obvious reasons, too much grass while trying to find the needle.
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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2023, 08:48:30 am »
I don't get the point of YT shorts. (Well, I do, but I wish I didn't.)

People can view them quickly on their shoe phone. 1 minute chunks of dopamine.
 

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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2023, 09:03:19 am »
It does not matter which platform you are on.  If the clip is good enough, it shall be on all platforms.  If you don't want to upload, someone shall do so.
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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2023, 09:57:38 am »
I have this question:

Imagine I developed a super app that everyone installs and uses on their smartphone.
This app has access to picture gallery, contacts, GPS and perhaps the mic, too.
The app collects all this data of all the people.

How would I make money with this data?
What else would I be able to do?

I understand that companies can make money by offering custom ads that leads people to make purchases and they get a commission for this.

But is this all?

Manipulate opinions by forcing certain contents over other content, for example to make people vote preferably one party over another?

Please enlighten me!

And no, I don't have any cool app published...
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2023, 10:01:49 am »
I have this question:

Imagine I developed a super app that everyone installs and uses on their smartphone.
This app has access to picture gallery, contacts, GPS and perhaps the mic, too.
The app collects all this data of all the people.

Who would I make money with this data?
What else would I be able to do?


Because depending on the data silently collected and the identity of people who belong to it, the theory goes that the 'bad actor' can ultimately extort bitcoin from a company or even a country in charge of said people.
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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2023, 12:29:04 pm »
I am not aware that Google, Facebook or Tiktok have extorted any money.

I really wonder how much money can be gained from the collected data and if this revenue is "only" coming from ads.

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« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2023, 09:18:36 pm »
I don't get the point of YT shorts. (Well, I do, but I wish I didn't.)

People can view them quickly on their shoe phone. 1 minute chunks of dopamine.

Yes I get that. I just think it promotes the quick consumption of "disposable" content, which is a wasteful behavior and contributes to degrading the attention span of people, which is already down to an alarmingly low level.
 
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« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2023, 10:19:51 pm »
Yes I get that. I just think it promotes the quick consumption of "disposable" content, which is a wasteful behavior and contributes to degrading the attention span of people, which is already down to an alarmingly low level.

Yes, huge problem, and enough reason to ban it.
The REAL problem with TikTok though is that is the CCP have direct persuasion control of hundreds of millions of western users. They literally have a "heat" button they can press to make anything trend, or hide things they don't want people to see.
They can literally flip western elections and influence western opinion as a result.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilybaker-white/2023/01/20/tiktoks-secret-heating-button-can-make-anyone-go-viral/?sh=2852a47e6bfd

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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2023, 12:04:12 am »
I am not aware that Google, Facebook or Tiktok have extorted any money.

I really wonder how much money can be gained from the collected data and if this revenue is "only" coming from ads.
For decades the advertisement industry is what sponsors the internet and its "free" everything. Compare today's internet and the SW industry in general to the 1990s where really relevant content was placed behind paywalls and paid SW licenses were the norm, with some being Shareware and the rarer Freewares.

Nowadays you can download incredibly sophisticated games and applications paying absolutely nothing upfront.
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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2023, 01:10:58 am »
I don't get the point of YT shorts. (Well, I do, but I wish I didn't.)

People can view them quickly on their shoe phone. 1 minute chunks of dopamine.

Yes I get that. I just think it promotes the quick consumption of "disposable" content, which is a wasteful behavior and contributes to degrading the attention span of people, which is already down to an alarmingly low level.
 

TikTok didn't create wasteful behavior. Without a phone perpetually in hand when out and about they used to call it day-dreaming, but now you can watch a short video. But if it is a funny video that takes 30 seconds to view what is the difference between that and reading the comics in the newspaper? Maybe sheer volume perhaps.

That comic Dave posted is just what I was expecting Dilbert to evolve into. I'm slightly happier that it wasn't an actual Dilbert cartoon because it wasn't even trying to be funny or even deep and insightful.

I watched nearly a whole episode of coffee with scott adams when trying to find out the reasons behind Dilbert getting dumped. At well over an hour it was a test of my attention span given what I thought was unedifying and tiresome opinions being force fed to me. I skimmed about 3 others so I suppose that proves  my attention span was degraded afterwards.

I'd much prefer to watch someone blasting rock and crushing it for roadbuilding, or dragging a rusty forgotten excavator out of a forest for an hour. Which I'm prepared to concede is productive for them but disposable content and wasteful behavior for me. But at an hour at least it doesn't degrade my attention span.
 

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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2023, 07:25:28 am »
TikTok didn't create wasteful behavior. Without a phone perpetually in hand when out and about they used to call it day-dreaming, but now you can watch a short video. But if it is a funny video that takes 30 seconds to view what is the difference between that and reading the comics in the newspaper? Maybe sheer volume perhaps.

You are force fed videos they think you want to see. In the case of TikTik the CCP have direct control over what videos get promoted and which ones don't.

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That comic Dave posted is just what I was expecting Dilbert to evolve into. I'm slightly happier that it wasn't an actual Dilbert cartoon because it wasn't even trying to be funny or even deep and insightful.

Not deep and insightful? It's literally telling you what the main problem with TikTok is that hardly anyone mentions of knows about, in a witty robot way.
Yes this is not Dilbert, it's a deliberately seperate comis called Robot Reads News. It's funny because.... nah, forget it... if I have to explain it...
 

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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2023, 12:28:14 pm »
It isn't funny because it says exactly what you might have expected it to say. Without having watched TT extensively (or at all really) I still doubt people who see shuffle dance videos will be constantly being fed videos of political content sympathetic to the CCP worldview. I went to TikTok and the second video was of a woman leaning out of an open car door and the driver unbuckled the seat-belt so the passenger fell out. And it didn't go up from there as I scrolled further. These TikTok viewers are not people who have political views.

If as the second panel says that the CCP pressed a button and American public opinions changed to racists are behind banning TT and Taiwan is part of China as China wants everyone to believe. It needs it to be credible that a: Americans currently are known to not believe those wanting to ban TT aren't racist and b: Americans (TT viewers at least) know where Taiwan is. Then in the third panel it says "our current understanding is..."  which means they are reporting public opinion actually changed  and therefore it is not the (mis)understanding of a bot reporter being reported.

Now if the cartoon was about an AI bot reading the news and making a clearly obvious error as has been pointed out recently that they a prone to do then I might have cut the cartoon a bit more slack.

Or if it established that the CCP believes the average TT viewer is fertile ground to plant its political views it might reveal a level of absurdity that strains credulity, then maybe it would have been a better cartoon.

So someone please do explain it to me. I'll listen.
 

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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2023, 10:44:08 pm »
So someone please do explain it to me. I'll listen.

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Re: EEVblog TikTok
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2023, 11:01:16 pm »
I’m using Brave browser on an iPad and I couldn’t drag the puzzle piece to verify to watch the vid. Wouldn’t move at all.
 

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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2023, 12:15:07 am »
So someone please do explain it to me. I'll listen.

Agreed.  Induction theory.  If it is true and working as stated, there would not be such a hearing and therefore this thread.  So the button is either not working, or has a serious flaw in the algo.
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