Has YouTube Killed “Related Videos”?

Google moves in mysterious ways… Whatever happened to “related videos” on YouTube that were at least in someway tangentially similar to the previous video watched?

Suddenly, it seems that there are only four options presented – none of which are remotely connected to the preceding video. Like the ubiquitous promo for the “Invisible Mercedes” or some “Epic Pee Prank” they do however have many millions of hits.

It also seems that the “suggestions” (in the past, always pathetically inept guesses for the most part) are now just the same as those appearing where “related videos” used to!

Quite odd…

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3 responses to “Has YouTube Killed “Related Videos”?

  1. Dana

    Harbinger of things to come RT. YouTube will have to limit their exposure in Canada somehow, posssibly block Canadian IP addresses if the worst comes to pass with regard to the legislation being brought back to the house on Monday.

  2. Google is becoming more user directed/dependent by taking any randomness out of the internet. Sad thing is, it was an element of randomness that made the internet entertaining.

  3. Maybe it’s just a temporary glitch or something, but I quite enjoyed the randomness of the “related videos” that could sometimes take one down interesting rabbit holes of information.

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