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Old 08-08-2017, 07:56 AM   #21
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YouTube was like a slightly more palatable version of Newgrounds before Google bought it and made it a corporate machine.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:48 AM   #22
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which of course, I don't have any money to do...or the patience.. sigh.

If It was a bot taking things down, at least I'd have a chance of seeing if a real live person could help. or at least make concessions so it can stay up. they can place ads on it or something. oy.


sigh. depressing deleting ten years of work.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:00 PM   #23
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I'd wager 50% or more of videos uploaded on youtube are done illegally. Even people putting up small clips from movies/tv shows technically isn't supposed to happen. The fact that these people also monetize their videos means they're getting money just from uploading clips from shows/movies.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:12 PM   #24
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What changed was $$$$

Yeah, youtube was more of a community before and even if it was filled with angry game reviews at least you knew everyone who was making videos back then was not to make a quick buck online since there weren't really monetized videos and even later when only a select few were youtube partners the majority who did it, was because it was for everyone. All videos are so click baity now and these youtube celebrities feel like they are"someone"
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:22 PM   #25
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What changed was $$$$

Yeah, youtube was more of a community before and even if it was filled with angry game reviews at least you knew everyone who was making videos back then was not to make a quick buck online since there weren't really monetized videos and even later when only a select few were youtube partners the majority who did it, was because it was for everyone. All videos are so click baity now and these youtube celebrities feel like they are"someone"
Yeah, also, back in 2006-2007, not everyone carried around a phone with a good quality camera in it. Smartphones weren't something everyone owned at the time.

I guess it becoming a business was something eventual and I cant' blame people for trying to make money off youtube.

On the other hand, youtube became a better place to watch news videos and follow companies' news and announcements throughout the years.

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YouTube was like a slightly more palatable version of Newgrounds before Google bought it and made it a corporate machine.
Newgrounds? Damn is that place still around? That is so turn of the century. 2000-2002 was the time where everyone went there to play borderline porno and violent games.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:30 PM   #26
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What changed was $$$$

Yeah, youtube was more of a community before and even if it was filled with angry game reviews at least you knew everyone who was making videos back then was not to make a quick buck online since there weren't really monetized videos and even later when only a select few were youtube partners the majority who did it, was because it was for everyone. All videos are so click baity now and these youtube celebrities feel like they are"someone"
Yeah money ruins everything. I miss when youtubers didn't stop in the middle of the video to start crying about needing you to donate money to them because YouTube is screwing them over.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:32 PM   #27
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Youtube needs some competition. No, Veoh, Vimeo and Dailymotion aren't good enough competition for Youtube. I bet millions of people aren't even aware those websites exist.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:39 PM   #28
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vimeo used to be good, but then you had to pay to get certain features IIRC. and the money to feature ratio wasn't great. plus, not alot of hits or notoriety compared to YT.


As far as 'YT' 'celebrities'...my god.. it's like a whole different culture there. they all talk about each other like they are Harrison ford or Jennifer Anisten. like we should all know what's going on in their lives.

There are some good ones that just do what they do and don't get involved in that community crap...but not alot.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:12 PM   #29
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If Google didn't buy YouTube, there's no way they could have defend themselves against Viacom. They were blowing through their funds at an astronomical rate, and the Comedy Central lawsuit would have killed them faster than Hulk Hogan leg dropping Gawker.

The IP bots were apparently a peace offering to Viacom, to convince them to drop the suit. You have to imagine that Viacom is more afraid of Google's war chest than some VC startup chuds with no viable business model.

Unfortunately, I don't think YouTube would exist the way it was before the dark times... before the Empire.
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