YouTube - thanks but no thanks (25 Jun, 2018)

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YouTube - thanks but no thanks (25 Jun, 2018)

Postby aardvark_admin » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:04 am

This column is archived at: https://aardvark.co.nz/daily/2018/0625.shtml

Yes, I am gloating -- and quite rightly too.

If YouTube had introduced the channel-subscription concept back when I suggested it (several years ago) it might have helped avert the adpocalypse and the massive levels of video demonetization that have followed.

Likewise, if they hadn't been so greedy as to let every man and his flea-ridden dog monetize their videos then they'd also have probably avoided losing all those advertisers and the revenues they brought to Google's coffers.

Greed and a failure to listen are the two factors that pretty much sum up everything that is wrong with Google/YouTube these days.

So why, oh why would *anyone* put all their eggs in one basket and become totally reliant on Google's goodwill for their livelihood, as would be the case if they accepted the latest offer from YouTube to ditch Patreon in favour of subscriptions to their YouTube channels managed and operated by Google?

You'd have to be utterly stupid to do that.
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Re: YouTube - thanks but no thanks (25 Jun, 2018)

Postby latewings » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:17 am

The San Diagan woman (Nasim Aghdam) on the 4th April took the YT channel matter rather badly with firearm's violence towards staff at YT's headquarters. YT since then appear to keep digging the hole they're getting themselves into, and it's hard to see how they can reverse the negative tide that's swelling against them.

It's a bit like waiting for Betelgeuse to supernova. You know it's going to happen, it's just a matter of when the event will occur. Then Orion's belt will fall down.
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Re: YouTube - thanks but no thanks (25 Jun, 2018)

Postby aardvark_admin » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:28 am

Yes, and it's interesting to note that YT has become "reactive" rather than proactive in recent changes.

For example, within days of Instagram's announcement that it's going to allow hour-long vertical format videos on its platform, YouTube announced the same.

Someone needs to tell YT that you can't lead from behind :-)
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