Self-hosted media app starts narcing on its own users' anime and X-rated habits with an 'opt-out' service, and it's goin

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Self-hosted media app starts narcing on its own users' anime and X-rated habits with an 'opt-out' service, and it's goin

Post by Admin » Thu Nov 30, 2023 4:40 pm

There comes a time in every app, website, or even game's life where it works about as well as it should.

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Unfortunately, due to the way society is, the question then asked is: 'how do we make more money?' We've all seen it. Weird bells and whistles added to perfectly functioning services that take away more than they add.

History has repeated itself with Plex, a streaming app that lets you build your own Netflix, in a sense. Plex allows users to construct their own libraries, either collecting stuff from free streaming services, or creating their own "media servers" with whatever content you've got the files for. Then you can broadcast that to your T.V.

As spotted by 404media, however, an attempt to ramp up engagement has led to disaster. The "discover together" feature, introduced at the start of November, tries to capture the "Water Cooler Effect", i.e. recommending your favorite shows during office small-talk.

Learn more: https://www.pcgamer.com/self-hosted-media-app-starts-narcing-on-its-own-users-anime-and-x-rated-habits-with-an-opt-out-service...


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