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20190612
This "vendetta" (for lack of a better word) of mine is somewhat new. I've never appreciated big corporations knowing all of my personal details, or even being able to expect that information in exchange for use of their platforms. But as we progress even further into the technological age, more and more of our social interactions move online whether we want them to or not. Refusal of your participation will not hinder this progress, and so I've learned to embrace it. But just as my acceptance comes, the biggest of platforms are beginning to punish content creators with censorship under the guise of protecting their users -- ultimately, however, it is punishing all users for the acts of a few. As could be expected, tensions from this are continually rising and there will ultimately be a change. It may be a change that benefits the mainstream platform and allows them to censor their users on the basis of whatever subjective reasons they want.

Let's Start with Youtube

#Youtube has been the pinnacle of user-based video streaming since 2005. Anyone anywhere with access to the Internet can create a free account and begin a channel, initially allowing them upload times of 15 minutes per video. This limit can easily be extended upon account verification, making the length of your videos almost limitless. Countless individuals have found their fame and fortune on Youtube, either beginning their careers as actors, comedians and musicians, or by making Youtube their full-time careers. Youtube was revolutionary not only for social media, but also for the Internet itself, providing users with a different shareable media, as well as changing how we all interact with each other.

But lately, Youtube's been naughty:




As of now, they can do these things because, despite other available similar services, their subscriber base is significantly outmatched. #Dailymotion gives users a 60-minute upload limit, whereas Youtube has none (after account verification, of course); and #Vimeo's free basic account puts both a weekly and total upload limit, virtually forcing users to at least subscribe to their Pro plan for $20 a month and 1 TB of storage. For that matter, Vimeo doesn't even offer unlimited storage - instead, it's capped at 7 TB. That's a significant amount of storage, but why pay for limited space when you can have that advantage for free?

Aside from the features, Youtube also offers content creators a chance to earn, and earn significantly, from their videos, both with advertising and by allowing creators to offer merchandise through the integration of #Teespring. Dailymotion also offers a partnership program, but it's nowhere near as noteworthy as Youtube's. Vimeo, in contrast, and it's probably their only plus in my opinion, makes its money via hosting subscriptions instead of ads, which allows them to offer a truly ad-free experience.

For me, the only other viable platform for #videos, besides #Myspace, is #Facebook. But I don't like them either.

Why Facebook sucks, too

Despite the fact I've never truly forgiven Mark Zuckerberg for referring to all Facebook's users as "dumb f*cks," there are plenty of other reasons to dislike Facebook:




For now, though, the platform is serving my purpose. I simply want to make videos and upload them, without worrying about baseless copyright strikes. I can do that on Facebook and, if for some reason my video is flagged, it is easily remedied by the click of a few buttons. Whereas similar situations on Youtube require lengthy emails back and forth, often without resolve. Mine lately have even been ignored, despite numerous attempts.

If anyone knows of any other social platforms capable of replacing these two platforms, please let me know.
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