Have you noticed that the number of ads on Youtube recently skyrocketed? Well, here’s an example:
This is from an hour-plus long interview posted on Youtube. If the creator doesn’t manually set when ads are to be shown, Youtube sometimes adds (1) 1 ad, sometimes 1 ad every 3 minutes.
This is absolutely intolerable and while I know that someone has to pay the bills and, besides, the more irritating Youtube-regular is the more attractive Youtube Premium will seem, I think that a virtual ad-apocalypse could become a problem for Youtube.
Yes, Youtube is almost a monopoly and therefore there are no real alternatives. A free market cannot co-exist with a monopoly.