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Youtube algorithm that coordinates ad times
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This Youtube system combines an algorithm for timing advertisements during viral dance videos with a world wide seismic measurement system. So during say for instance Harlem shake videos, if you click on one, the system would make you wait longer until a lot of other people clicked on a similar video and then when the system had enough members the video would go in some kind of coordinated way so that many people all over the world at known locations would be dancing in time and then the system would take seismic measurements and try to increase the energy stored in the world vibrating system. This system could give you a share of the proceeds from the additional advertising seconds you accepted. Also a recipe for destruction.
JesusHChrist, Feb 18 2013

One Billion Rising http://www.onebillionrising.org/blog
[xandram, Feb 19 2013]

If everyone in the world would jump up and down at once... https://www.google....al&client=firefox-a
[Sunstone, Feb 23 2013]


       I'm giving this my bun of approval, but I have no idea why.
Alterother, Feb 18 2013

pocmloc, Feb 18 2013

       Or maybe the folks from ImprovEverywhere could pull this off with one of their MP3 events.
RayfordSteele, Feb 18 2013

       Weird and bizarre. [+]
Klaatu, Feb 19 2013

       //I'm giving this my bun of approval, but I have no idea why.//   


       //the system would take seismic measurements and try to increase the energy stored in the world vibrating system//   

       This part reads like schizophrenic ramblings.
ytk, Feb 19 2013

       I am giving this 1 Billion buns. [see link] There has been a movement called 1 Billion Rising where people all over the world dance to bring about Peace. This could help!!!
xandram, Feb 19 2013

       //This part reads like schizophrenic ramblings//   

       Uh, no. It's not the best sentence but it's far from schizophrenic. It seems [JHC] uses the freedom of the halfbakery to make wacky conceptualizations, like "world vibrating system".
rcarty, Feb 19 2013

       //people all over the world dance to bring about Peace//   

rcarty, Feb 19 2013

       I've always preferred to laugh at the impossibility of world peace. I try to laugh at everything that would otherwise make me angry or sad.
Alterother, Feb 19 2013

       I'm not laughing at the impossibility of world peace. I'm laughing at the juxtaposition of two things that have no corelation. The actors are basically innocents. Dancing can have no possible effect on the very serious world issues that states are up in arms about. What's dancing compared to elite computer hacking using advanced technology, global economic strategism, and psychological warfare. There's a horrendous world history of colonialism, genocide, mass murder, and cultural imperialism and that's just scratching the surface. The west has produced a generally stupid trend of global social movements for peace, that doesn't fool any eastern rulers as a way of freezing global politics in an advantageous globalized western system. These types of mass social movements as a broader strategy only undermine democracy worldwide as foriegn rulers have to restrict access to information and disregard the opinions of their own people because massive western musical campaigns have people joining hands and singing about peace, when the asceticisms of really stupid western religions underly economic behaviourisms, that spread the ethea of protestant pragmatics and catholic social structure.
rcarty, Feb 19 2013

       I feel sorry for people who don't believe in metaphysical miracles. I'll keep dancing for all of you.........
xandram, Feb 19 2013

       These are Kantian, end in itself, social movements. If there are supposed to be metaphysical miracles, why dance at all? Girls just want to dance around and imagine the world is changing around them. I'm going to sit in chairs and lie on soft bedding and wait for the metaphyscs to work itself out. Or else wait for some clear means-ends.
rcarty, Feb 19 2013


       // Girls just want to dance around and imagine the world is changing around them. //   

       That's because it is changing around them, and they're not afraid of it. Will deliver long, pedantic, and highly dubious lecture on subjective relativism and its role in gender psychology upon request.
Alterother, Feb 19 2013

       Meh. I don't really stand behind what I've already said.
rcarty, Feb 19 2013

       Girls just want to have fun, I thought. So [+].
sqeaketh the wheel, Feb 20 2013

       [Alterother] I would love to hear it! You can email me a xandram at msn dot com
xandram, Feb 20 2013

       Adverse to what I previously said, I think peace movements are good even if they are inert, because an inert mass is better than a jingoistic mass, such as those that charcterized most countries in the last centuries.
rcarty, Feb 20 2013

       What meme are you referring to in this case?
rcarty, Feb 20 2013

       I have to agree. Even the most sophisticated ideology can be reduced down to some really stupid mantra or maxim. It's really on the level of stupid maxims that political debate should really take place, not on heavily extrapolated arguments.
rcarty, Feb 20 2013

       Well even 'social' is just materially situated ethos. At first situated in industrial society, and now in the very electronic products of advanced industry. All this ethea that was formerly "spirit", is now equivalent to the former materiality of being that once possessed it, or was possessed by it. It all, we all, takes place as spirit in machines, and memes really do have a sort of equivalency to genes in such a revolutionized system.
rcarty, Feb 20 2013

       What once was tribal was genetic, now memetic. For example all who identify with some constructed social signifier. For example the stupidest lot of 'friends', I don't have any friends so I can't be friends. Well I do, but none of my friends have friends. If you don't think 'friends' is a meme, you've erred. 'Friends' is the most popular meme, and as an idea it's used to signify the most basic behaviour of the capitalized social. A new hb idea proceeds momentarily.
rcarty, Feb 20 2013

       [xandram], I'll forward it as soon as I write it. I didn't actually have anything prepared, just some vaguely- formed thoughts on the subject.
Alterother, Feb 20 2013

       //Meh. I don't really stand behind what I've already said.   

       You don't really have the option, as the sound waves of you speaking emanate from you in a forward direction, so you are standing behind them, unless you are a master of ninja ventriloquism.
not_morrison_rm, Feb 22 2013

       When I speak, I only speak very softly while running against high wind, so that the other party must draft behind me as if running heats of 1500m.
rcarty, Feb 22 2013

       Do you carry a big stick when you speak, [rcarty], in case you have to ensure people take the time to listen?
UnaBubba, Feb 23 2013

rcarty, Feb 23 2013


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