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Exodus of YouTube:
Yes, there is an exodus of YouTube it has officially begin. Marijuana Channels have been deleted from YouTube. These Channels are in full support of Marijuana and YouTube has decided (unknown, as of yet) delete these channels. These channels have been doing these pro-Marijuana videos for a long time and now someone had come up with a website that is dedicated to hosting video content that is pro-Marijuana. I'm a Voluntaryist on this issue. I personally don't take any drugs because of my personal preference 90% and religious 10%. Kyle of Secular Talk (I don't agree with him almost on anything), he basically said in one of his recent videos that he might be next down the line. YouTube has becoming a hell hole for those who want to create videos and make money. YouTube (before 2012) had a revenue sharing platform that allows video creators make money. Some of these YouTubers have made decent money until 2012, it started with the whole idea of people being "offended" and those who are "offended" went after the advertisers to start demonetize. At this point, YouTube is turning into a non-video sharing platform for creators. I did a string of videos about various topics around 2014/15 but I personally made those videos private due to the lack of interest that I wanted to do. Anyways, the demonetization has hurt so many video creators. The way they were able to get around it, is through crowdfunding efforts such as Patreon and even just doing PayPal donations. This of course has only made videos "expensive" for the enthusiastic supporter of their favorite channels. Right now, a lot of these channels have been able to get by with using Patreon and old fashion PayPal. But now this might not even be the case soon to be. I'm going to call it. In about five years time, no one is going to use YouTube except for music videos. In order to make YouTube videos one would have to go through a lot of hoops to be an official YouTuber. This might be what is going to happen in the next five years or so. I'm just speculating.
YouTube doesn't have to do this at all, because they are powerful and doesn't need to "suck up" to advertisers. This isn't really about property rights because I a firm believer in property rights. But this is about a culture of Freedom of Speech. Freedom of Speech should be a foundation in American culture and when people and companies set up policies that negatively effect speech even if they have the "right" to do it based on Property Rights. It sets up a culture that is anti-Freedom of Speech. This is the biggest issue that I have with YouTube. I respect there decision based on property rights. This is why I have my website and I can post stuff on my website that I would like to post without being censored. I own the website I'm the king, as long as I don't infringe on anyone else's rights, then I should write and create what I want to put on my website. This is why I shy away from YouTube and Facebook and I don't put to much emphasis on other platforms. In the case of Steemit, it is a lot better because it isn't directly mine. I'm going to put out an official PDF file about what a content creator can do in terms of brand protection.
YouTube will fall and in this case YouTube will be at fault and no one else. It isn't really like MySpace to Facebook. It is more like YouTube shooting themselves in the foot, then the hand that cause the shooting of the foot, then proceeding to cut its head off. Then YouTube will be dead, lying on the floor and investors will have to pick up the pieces to figure out what went wrong with YouTube and Google.
After my big long rant about YouTube and its stupidity. There are some platforms that might be of interest. Steemit/DTube is an upcoming potential star. There is of course Daily Motion (still around), Vimeo, Metacafe are the more established centralized video sites that one can upload videos to. Of course there are other sites that offer video sharing but are sometimes limited and only for niches. Everyone content creator needs a plan of action if one of the sites shuts down the account.
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