YouTube Autoplay: Bad or Good or … ?

YouTube’s habit of queuing up a bunch of videos so that it will continue to play ad nauseam can be bad or good. We suspect that—like all websites—it wants to hold onto viewers so it can continue to ply them with advertisements. And if the content of the videos in the queue were always helpful or at least entertaining it might be OK. But we—and a bunch of other folks—have historically found that they are often more annoying than useful. And often it is baffling why YouTube chooses the ones it does. However, more recently we are finding that it can be useful to put the video on hold and read the titles of the ones in the queue to stimulate other ideas, possibly THEN viewing one or more, but not all, of the queued-up list.

Honorable Contributor: Annoyed Bill