Push Notifications: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Web Exclusive)
John Oliver explains what type of news should - and shouldn’t - warrant a push notification.
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  • L. .Poser
    L. .Poser

    I really hoped he‘d ask to subscribe and hit the notification bell at the end of the video. It would have been a great fit 😂

  • Cecil Brown Media
    Cecil Brown Media

    The kind of people who allow push notifications on any application are the kind of people that watch John Oliver.

  • HenshinFanatic

    Love that dig at anti-vaxxers.

  • Joe

    1% what? Lol

  • SnakesandKitties

    i love you john but it may be time to update this delivery

  • Spearka

    I'd like to see him rip apart the modern jobseeking industry. Not only are Americas hiring practices shifty, dehumanising and grossly ineffective, but every single other nation has taken from the same example, creating a generation of overqualified and underpaid individuals who can't innovate or properly apply their acquired skills (and I'm not even talking about gender studies, people in STEM fields can't get STEM jobs despite a so-called "surplus")

  • blackMAsk

    @ citizens of the European Union please watch

  • blackMAsk

    @ citizens of the European Union please watch

    • blackMAsk

      i mean this it-my.com/watchvideo/video-6pxK1zUyAb0.html

    • blackMAsk

      i mean this it-my.com/watchvideo/video-6pxK1zUyAb0.html

  • Mike V
    Mike V

    I'm a huge fan of John who works in tech and this is the first clip I've seen that I've seen that is factually incorrect. Push notifications as a technology have nothing to do with urgency/importance/etc. They're simply a technology that allows your cell phone to receive information without actually contacting a web server and asking "Hey, any new notifications for me?". (This checking for updates is called polling, and would drain your battery very quickly if you used it for every app on your phone.) Everything on your phone that gives you alerts uses push notifications from (most) email to tinder to voicemail to Facebook messenger. Nothing about this was ever designed explicitly for breaking news type alerts.

  • ryan g
    ryan g

    i once saw this."breaking news it's 103rd anniversary of the titanic sinking this weekend"

  • Grim Reaper
    Grim Reaper

    What a surprise CNN posts shit...

  • Tevin Richie
    Tevin Richie

    I love this show. Keep rollin John

  • Tony Meza
    Tony Meza

    I eat Romaine lettuce every day on my ceasar salad every day! Is there something I should be doing differently?

  • Jack Anderson
    Jack Anderson

    what happened to the medicare for all clip?

  • CrazyKT

    John Oliver for President chng.it/d2CRyM94

  • applesandlemoncake

    Marketing tips! 🤣🤣


    That last joke. Oh my god. "Mummy lives forever!" Yes, a mummy preserved in Egyptian wrappings does. But their mothers won't. Oof, sike on the sike

  • nonamesleftdammit

    How about the security update notification screens that disable the alarm clock on your Android phone? Has anyone ever said, "Shit! I'm two hours late for work, but at least I know that there's a new security update."

  • Alex Brock
    Alex Brock

    Preach... push notifications are horrible. It’s been weird as soon as I got the Apple news app w/ notifications, I had 99.9% of my notifications from the app (usually CNN). Didn’t think to much of it until I downloaded the yahoo app for my secondary email. It’s even worse, every hour I get at least 3 emails that are nothing but spam. Weird thing is that I haven’t had a single notification from the news app. What’s ap with that?

  • johnkonke

    well then.... tomorrow my mother is going in for heart surgery to have her aorta replaced, so that last 60 seconds kinda sucked. lol.

  • Nicolai Veliki
    Nicolai Veliki

    Some of my webware uses push notifications to send information from the server to the client on the background, kind of like a reverse fetch. It's really a very practical API and doesn't have to be intrusive, at all!

  • Cheesus Cheetos
    Cheesus Cheetos

    As a mobile developer, when we get a client wanting to bombard the user with push notifications I internally sight and understand that the app will be removed in record time.

  • Sloth on Caffeine
    Sloth on Caffeine

    That was one solid 1% joke. Haven't heard one in a long time.

  • NuSpirit

    This is BS! How the hell does John have 3/4 signal from AT&T? The best they can offer is 1/4 when you sit on top of their cell tower. Get your facts straight John! :P

  • Richard Ainsworth
    Richard Ainsworth

    Am America now. Love me give me money #jonoliboi i love my citizenship plz fk me trump

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  • Alex Carr
    Alex Carr

    Why is 'Medicare for All: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO); not available with comments disabled???

    • Alex Carr
      Alex Carr

      @jamesk479 just the corporate overlords probably, took it too far for the moneyed interests?

    • jamesk479

      John, is that you?

    • August

      I have no idea I'm here looking for the same answer

  • Rude_i_Wredne

    fake, there is no way that there is a place where AT&T has 3 signal bars

  • Glyne Lewis
    Glyne Lewis

    Congrats John for the citizenship

  • Buyandelger Davaajantsan
    Buyandelger Davaajantsan

    John Oliver ze Ratface

  • Max keeble
    Max keeble

    If he is off then why is there an audience in the studio laughing? Who the hell is getting tickets just to go in the studio and see him deliver a five-minute message?

    • Arcanine-Espeon

      I was genuinely wondering that myself...

  • grimm seeker
    grimm seeker

    shrek is love shrek is life :/

  • Chris Hill
    Chris Hill

    Excellent coverage of the democratic primary John. Zero mention of the chaos in Iowa in the latest episode. Is it still too early to pay attention to the democratic primary as you said this time last year? Better to discuss Trump's show trial?

  • Da Bomb
    Da Bomb

    Why is he so corny?..

  • joseph braun
    joseph braun

    Does this guy seem like a complete douche or what!!!

  • N Marrs
    N Marrs

    I don’t use push notifications cause I knew instantly that I wouldn’t need it and that it was really just a way to keep you “the addict” attached to their products.

  • rockn roll
    rockn roll

    any upcoming vids on the left wing media who is shooting themselves in the foot.. yet again

  • David Hay
    David Hay

    Real audience?

    • Gnomicality

      David Hay Yeah


    i used to like john oliver when he was fighting against bad governments around the world , i come from france where our president macron is destoying the middle class with taxes , a retirement reform where rich get richer and poor poorer , and he has given money to the police to crash the protests from ordinary people why don't u talk about the authoritarianism of macron ??????? please mr oliver i beg u , protests started 15 months ago we have more than 5 people who have their hand blown ( i don t know how to say they lost their hands by grenades from the police ) more than twenty eyes blown by a gun called lbd40 , 3 people killed by the police ( 3 who are famous and we exactly know who or which regiment did it ,but they are more ) : MADAME ZINEB REDOUANE , a granny who was in her house shot in the head by a tear gas grenade from the police while peaceful protesters were passing in her street , MONSIEUR STEVE MAIA CANICO drawn in a river "la loire" when police pushed 20 people in the river to stop " la fête de la musique " the music party at 6am with dogs grenades teargas flashball , only 19 people went back on the ground steve drawned , MONSIEUR CEDRIC CHOUVIAT a motorcycle deliverer who didn't have his driving licence was strangled with his helmet , the police told his wife he was in the police precint while he was dead in a hospital than they said to her he was dead from a heart attack , those 3 in a few month and there is no account of the migrants or "gangsters" ( or so called by the police ) killed by them , only 1 policeman was fired from duty and sentenced to 3 months in jail ( without going in , french laws ... ) some violent police officers received " la légion d'honneur " created by napoleon !!! a decoration who gives a lot of priviliege . please mr oliver the yellow vets beg u to talk to the world about this mad motherfucker emmanuel macron it would be a start to get rid of him


      @Gnomicality PROTESTS and police violence started 15 months ago :( and john oliver supported macron , honnest mistake from john oliver because it was far right or macron but in the news world yellow vest are described as far right protesters against macron , it is not true it is all the french people and migrants fighting together against macron and big corporations big american corporation -_- like blackrock big chinese corporation who bought a lot of public properties sold by macron ( sorry to borther u but i hope u ll send the word in the usa that europe france belgium are in deepshit because of socialist and liberal political party ) and u know what ? the european banks just started to sell the same shitty loan who made the subprimes crises happened , in europe 5 or 15 years ago it was illegal for bank to loan money with variable fees

    • Gnomicality

      VOILA POURQUOI He still does that stuff, but they do take a while to research enough to be able to talk about. I agree that issue needs to be addressed. To bring it full circle, it sounds like the kind of issue you would need a push notification for.

  • Toddpunchify

    I should call my Mum...

  • moose inbeesocks
    moose inbeesocks

    that 1% joke you kiiiiiind of stole from NPR forgiven though perfect execution

  • some one
    some one

    Is there no more last week tonight or something? Nothing new since this video.

  • Slap Stick Comedy
    Slap Stick Comedy

    John Oliver looks like a ball of clay that was smoothed out by someone with motor problems

  • Jenifer R.
    Jenifer R.

    How did you miss the spelling/grammar clusterfuck in the last "push" image? Seriously! You had this NEXT TO YOUR FACE while yelling at it and didn't notice it was a fake! But don't worry - I have five tips for how to "answers them"... 1) Fire your research staff. 2) Hire new research staff. 3) Make sure your research staff can read. 4) Make sure your research staff can READ. 5) Check their work.

  • Un ix
    Un ix

    As Mr Oliver has AT&T, it's unlikely that he'll need to worry about push notifications actually reaching him.

  • eddyk

    I ignore all alerts from my phone on bed except for the BBC alert.... in case the Queen’s dead.

  • Feral the Earthworm
    Feral the Earthworm

    I've had 90% of mine turned off for years now

    • Gnomicality

      Feral the Earthworm I honestly just have youtube alerts lil

  • Ajila Waya
    Ajila Waya


  • Isaac The Red
    Isaac The Red

    Thanks Samsung, I totally needed to know that this Sonic plush is non-canon because you can see its feet.

  • Seashell Os
    Seashell Os

    John, if you scroll down the videos on your page, you can literally see you aging.

  • Just Bangers
    Just Bangers

    One of the most unfunny clips of this show

  • Cameron Brtnik
    Cameron Brtnik

    I disabled all my push notifications...and I haven't returned a single dm in over a year

  • Modern Combat
    Modern Combat

    Siri repeately goes on when he says „in theory“ at 0:30😂

  • Robe

    When will there be a John Oliver Stand Up tour? If he came anywhere near Northern Europe I would go see that

  • MST

    I like John except when he screams that he did a joke. It's quite a bit cringy.

  • John Borneman
    John Borneman

    Sorry. Didn't get the Joke

  • zarzarbeast

    Reminder: John Oliver is not a US Citizen. He is a foreign agent meddling in US elections. Not a citizen. "Of particular concern to Oliver is Trump's executive actions on immigration, which he fears could worsen. He is not an American citizen himself." www.newsweek.com/john-oliver-stephen-colbert-immigration-554163

  • trinityfang

    no matter how shitty the world may seem, this man always seems to brighten my week.

  • jonas90

    I don't even believe that there are apps with push notifications by default. I only have like 2/3 apps with those active. All the rest are disabled. What kind of maniac would have them all of them turned on? Actually, why having a news apps anyway? Important news cross all outlets, you would know in questions of minutes or hours.

  • stock exchange
    stock exchange

    I really dont think you should have a break in making last week tonight. Because every break you have its like a premonition that bad thing that you should have cover but you cant so you finally decided not to, happens.

  • Man From Uncool
    Man From Uncool

    In a style best described as slipshod... manfromuncool.blogspot.com/2020/02/eggsproofofreincarnation.html

  • Patrick Williams
    Patrick Williams

    John Oliver I've been watching your show I'm from Jamaica it's my nerd brother introduced me to your show I'm not criticizing that's he's a nerd🤣🤣🤣..at times he can be but otherwise tho I'd love a shout out on your show 💯💯💯💯

  • TheHikingnut

    I think tRump has already provided most of this coming season.

  • paco ramon
    paco ramon

    Thank God my mommy can't die.

  • B

    When tf is this show coming back?

  • Big Brain Man Chris
    Big Brain Man Chris

    omg I thought he was being serious for a second! mummy's not gonna die!

  • L u c a s
    L u c a s

    PLEASE do a show on the Iowa caucus. That shit show needs to be broken down.

  • W. C. Orielly
    W. C. Orielly

    My mom died a few years ago... I think his joke would funnier to those who haven't lost their moms yet... I get it... But it's just not very funny to someone who knows that pain...

    • kindlin

      Phew, that's a buzzkill moment. Legitimately sorry, but you're basically missing the entire point of the joke, which just that, it's a joke.

  • Jean Pau Prince/Brooklyn Dorisca
    Jean Pau Prince/Brooklyn Dorisca

    Shame he's only on 1 nite a week

  • Biggie Cheese
    Biggie Cheese

    So this is more important than coronavirus?

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