why i'm linking to youtube videos less and less
I link to YouTube videos in my blog posts very infrequently due to the fact that in six months or less the linked video vanishes. I'm not talking about my own videos but rather ones made by others.
It's not always a copyright thing that leads videos to go away on YouTube. Many go away due to users simply being bullied off the system. You'd probably think it was for videos that are rants or something like that. Nope. It can be for something much simpler than that.
Example: You record a video of you feeding your dog because the way your dog eats is cute. Then you post it to YouTube.
What happens is that comments will start filing in as follows (and bear in mind I don't own a dog, this is just an observance):
- "You really shouldn't feed your dog that.."
- "ANIMAL CRUELTY!"
- "Your dog is fat just like you."
You get the idea. Any good intention you had about showing your dog eating is completely wrecked by people who think they know everything there is to know about feeding a dog. It absolutely does not matter if your dog is the image of perfect health because you will see the above comments file in.
Videomakers see crap like that, say "screw this", delete the video and/or close their account altogether.
What I should start doing is link to vids on Vimeo or DailyMotion more, but unfortunately they don't have the wide selection YouTube has.
Such is life. Sigh..
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