Monday, October 25, 2010

Inappropriate ad in Youtube sends aubergine to my ceiling

Yesterday night my 19 months old daughter was watching Pocoyo in YouTube while having dinner. Pocoyo is a cartoon for very young kids; If you have a toddler at home try it! She will love it.

Anyway, she was watching it and eating her vegetables when, all of a sudden, it got interrupted by an ad with a few soldiers firing a machine gun from a helicopter. She screamed, cried and showed her dissatisfaction waving her hands and feet sending vegetables flying all over my living room. And yes, you guessed it right, some aubergine got stuck in my ceiling.

So please, Google:

1. Categorize all content in youtube: You can ask viewers to categorize it, you can categorize it according to keywords in descriptions and comments, you can employ a mechanical turk or a super advanced artificial intelligence. You are Google, you are supposed to know how to do it.

2. Categorize all ads: This should be easier than #1.

3. Make sure that ads are appropriate.