I love Youtube but I don’t like the “people” (?) “running” (?) it one bit.
First, bear in mind that Youtube is part of the almighty Google, and I don’t like them, either (first).
Youtube is dominated by Indians. How do I know that? Back before they figured out how blatant it was, when you looked for youtube movies (there are pages dedicated to full movies, not just movies on regular yt pages), you would find many Indian (from India) movies first, before you got to anything interesting to any American. They have since split the movies into catagories, so it is not so obvious, but their hand has already been tipped and I saw their cards.
Now, remember any of the times you have tried to get support for something, and you ended up speaking to a clueless wonder in India? Remember how utterly useless and frustrating that was (and still is)? THAT is the kind of clown you have running Youtube!
It shows, too, particularly in their willingness to discriminate against people (remember the “cast system”? It’s still alive). They age restrict some pages because some prude flaged it (meanwhile, two clicks away is the same, open), then they want you to sign up with YT to “verify age” in order to watch it. The same goes for posting comments, etc.
Even though I know how to watch those videos anyway, I still hate their discriminatory practices because signing up with Youtube does NOT verify age at all. Unless they have signed up with a real, pay service such as “Adult Check”, signing up does nothing to verify one’s age. It is discrimination. If it were skin color (hmmm… maybe it is… hmmm…), they wouldn’t get away with it for a minute. This is not India - they can’t just discriminate here as they do there.
Then, when you look at some of what YT does, you begin to see how childish (and mis-led) they are. At a time when there are always valid problems that need to be fixed, they do things like make cute little “snow flakes” falling and piling up, then they turned around and made a “light switch” so you could “turn out the lights” (make everything around dark). Can you say “Misplaced Priorities”?
It’s as if there are a bunch of programmers who don’t want to do their chores, but want to come up with ideas to impress someone higher up (who also doesn’t have a clue about what works), so they make toys for YT.
It’s the discrimination that irks me the most though, and it’s spread around the net like wildfire. Now days, many sites make it so that Google, Youtube or Facebook are THE only ways to sign up for whatever.
But, there is a body of folks out there who will not submit and be assimilated (“Resistance is futile”). I’m one of 'em. They are all just getting too big and going too far. Collapse is (believe it or don’t) eminent. The bigger they are, the harder they fall. They are breaking real laws every day, and more are being made (HAVE to be made) against them every day. It’s just a matter of time.