Hey Youtube India, Why Is Porn The Default Setting For Homepage?

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Hey Youtube India, Why Is Porn The Default Setting For Homepage?

Youtube when they launched in India had its homepage full of (semi) porn.

It seems Youtube India, in order to appeal to the wider mass (and drive views/advertising) has defaulted to porn as a base setting again!.

Look at screenshot of the homepage (from a fresh new Mac, with no browsing/cookie history + Chrome incognito window).

Youtube India Homepage : Full Of Porn!
Youtube India Homepage : Full Of Porn!

Quite a sad state of affair or is it a reflection of what Indian Internet (mass) users want to watch?

What’s your take?

[Hat tip : rohin]

Comments (9)

  1. after all “sunny leone” is the most searched keyword

  2. Mrinal Krant

    agree

  3. Milind

    For the same reason “Times of India” home page has porn as default setting.

  4. It is due to your ip, cookies, browser won’t make difference… either you might have shown interest in this earlier and youtube recorded your ip.. or someone with this ip earlier ( dynamic ip). Restart your modem and it will fix it..

  5. More than the news, comments seem more interesting. Wondering how is make and model makes a difference than they need to be mentioned?

  6. I guess they are catering to the ‘Most searched’ data from your Area !!! Bhojpuri Tadka it is I guess !!! Here i get ‘ Southern Sirens’ 😀

  7. grimmjow

    based on your city, they think you’d like Bhojpuri Tadka..

  8. jkk2comment

    Yes i saw this too.. pretty bad..
    Im using my office Mac laptop and this shit is popping up, although i had not watched any similar videos – gives a negetive impression to any other users.
    People can get into unwanted trouble due to this..
    It’s not funny Youtube!

  9. Hitesh

    This is true, I saw this on my new Dell Laptop and was wondering what happened. If this is the strategy, then they are tarnishing their brand image in India. Hope global headquarters knows what this jugaad strategy!

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