Thursday, May 04, 2006

YouTube's User Rebellion


Well now I know why the YouTube PR lady that I pranked hasn't called me back. Per my earlier posts about "fly to close to the sun and your wings will be burned..."
This areticle, titled "YouTube sees user rebellion" was writted by Owen Thomas, Business 2.0 Magazine online editor and Oliver Ryan, Fortune reporter. Here are the highlights:

Hypergrowth comes with hyper-growing pains -- just ask YouTube. The online video-sharing site is facing a rebellion among the formerly faithful. Yesterday, blogger and longtime YouTuber Miel Vanopstal lost his cool in a post titled "Screw YouTube." Vanopstal complains that YouTube's recent upgrades have made the site significantly slower, and that new efforts to enforce copyright and delete otherwise questionable material strike him as arbitrary. He is particularly galled that a single alert notice from a "puritanically minded" fellow user can result in a video being deleted. "I've had it with these random rejections," he writes.

Vanopstal is hardly alone. A bitter Nathan Weinberg at InsideGoogle says that he was kicked off YouTube two months ago. Weinberg chronicles his dissatisfaction with the free (and reportedly money-losing) service, ultimately deciding that he has only one thing left to do: "Ruin YouTube" by systematically reporting all of the site's traffic-generating but copyright-violating videos. Microsoft's (Research) Don Dodge, who formerly worked at Napster (Research), adds a been there, done that post to the fray, noting sagely: "User-generated content is very difficult to manage and control."

5 Comments:

At 5/04/2006 10:35 PM, Blogger Marquisdejolie said...

You'rea r inger, arent you!? You do good rof characters/voices. Nice, real nice.anges

Are you having any problems with this this blogsite like I am? Weird text dropping, freezes and stuff?

Hey, I'm finally getting some classy Adsense ads. Moved from unemployed vets to Raymond Carver!

 
At 5/05/2006 9:48 AM, Blogger idonothingallday said...

The random dropping of content is very annoying but the inability to contact them regarding the dropped content is even more aggravating.
I've sent at least 6 notes to them asking what was wrong with my content (all PG-13) and have heard nothing back.

plus they mutilate the video quality.

 
At 5/05/2006 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have noted from day one of uploading to both revver and youtube that revver is SUPERIOR in every way...plus, they pay! (youtube videos ALWAYS stutter and buffer...even on DSL!)

 
At 5/06/2006 2:50 AM, Blogger Nalts said...

Revver has created much better speed in uploads.

Marquis- Blogger.com is totally buggy. I've had a few occasions where uploading photos became such a pain, I bagged it. And a lot of my posts are 2nd attempts because the first vanished. Experiment with words in your posts and you'll see different ads. My post about The Discipline of Market Leaders brough "process excellence" ads. Maybe I'll do an entire post of viagra.

 
At 5/07/2006 4:22 PM, Blogger Marquisdejolie said...

I'm going to add a few more philosophers to my blog and see if i can get those unemployment Adsense ads back.

 

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