Bettors of Recommendation

Each of the three devices I use to watch YouTube has its own advantage. The browser on my laptop is best at searching for specific videos. My Sony streaming media player is good at playing videos on channels to which I’ve subscribed. My smartphone makes it easy to find individual videos I’ve marked as “watch later.”

My phone also mixes YouTube’s suggestions among my subscriptions. Over the past few days, I’ve noticed a few odd choices. Could it be because Halloween is near? More likely it’s because I recently viewed videos about “Death and the Civil War” and Alfred Hitchcock. Here are three examples:

YouTube recommends dying in prison: .

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YouTube recommends exhuming bodies: .

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YouTube recommends churros with chocolate sauce: .

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