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Dec 01 2017

Looks Like It’s Over For Vidme

With YouTube being in the state it is currently (something I’m long overdue for addressing) many video creators online have been looking for an alternative, and for the past few months it looked like a certain little website known as Vidme would be a good alternative – it looked to work about as well as …

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Nov 20 2017

A Good Example Of People Missing The Point Entirely

In my previous article, where I discussed how a YouTuber got a play button award with a racist phrase written on it, the subject of the video the content creator had made, and thus the subject of my article itself, was the fact of how and why he could get the item with the inscription …

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Nov 19 2017

YouTube Automation, Chinese Factories, And A Racist Play Button

Talk about something coming out of nowhere, today I present you with a little insight into just how completely screwed up YouTube is. However, as with many things, we’re going about this in a somewhat roundabout way. You know those play button awards that YouTube gives out to people who reach certain subscriber thresholds and, …

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Jul 24 2016

YouTube Comments are Absolute Garbage

This whole article should go without saying – it shouldn’t need to be made, but screw it, I need to vent about this. YouTube comments are, as the title states, absolute garbage, in many ways worse than most of the internet as far as open commentary goes, and it’s really pathetic that this is the …

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Jun 29 2016

The Great YouTube Subscriber Purge – Or Was It Just A Glitch?

Many YouTube Content Creators awoke yesterday to find that they had lost many subscribers seemingly overnight. While some larger YouTube channels lost thousands, smaller channels lost maybe 10 – I personally went from 191 to 184, and I was somewhat surprised until I looked on Twitter and saw many others posting about similar losses, which …

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May 21 2016

Fox, Family Guy, Double Dribble, YouTube, and the DMCA

Proving yet again how absolutely broken the YouTube copyright system is, Fox has issued a DMCA takedown against a YouTube video of the NES game “Double Dribble.” The reason? The video clip, which was uploaded in 2009, was used in the most recent (at this time) episode of the animated comedy Family Guy. That’s right. …

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Apr 28 2016

YouTube is “Improving Content ID for Creators”

So, in the event you have been living under a rock and not been aware, there has been, over the past few months, a massive backlash against YouTube and its content ID system, known as “Where’s the Fair Use” ( #WTFU). Any search on that tag shows video after video, post after post, tweet after …

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Feb 15 2016

Get Your Own Damn YouTube Comment!

There is a long standing trend on YouTube where people will, for lack of a better phrasing, hijack any give YouTube comment on a video for their own ends. This tends to happen after the original video uploader replies to the original comment: it seems the masses see this as a chance to reply where …

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Dec 17 2015

Google, Get It Together!

Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat – I absolutely hate Google. By that, I explicitly mean the corporation known as Google, it’s services, it’s general policies, up to an including the new “parent” company, Alphabet (which, let’s face it, is the absolute worst name for any company ever if you ask me.) …

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Aug 25 2015

The logic of Like and Dislike in Social Media

Social media is all about sharing, discussion, and feedback. In general, social media services will always feature allowing users to comment, saying exactly what they think. There are, however, often simpler ways to express your opinion on a given post – a “like” feature. Be it Instagram, Facebook, Google+, Ello, or even YouTube,  there are …

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