16 December, 2013
So Long, YouTube
I've finally reached a decision. I've already written about Google fucking up YouTube so I won't flog that dead horse. I miss the community of the old YouTube from the days before Google fucked everything up. Back before people started making money off of their videos. Google has succeeded in driving away the people that made YouTube what it was. It is now nothing but a cash cow. Google knows that the SxePhils, Shaytards and others will drink the Google+ kool aid and follow along because those users depend on the income GoogleTube supplies. If they wish to continue as they have been, they must conform and take whatever Lord Google tells them they must. Google+ is a failure. They're forcing it upon YouTube users in order to make their huge failure look like a success. I won't take part in that charade. Many other YouTubers aren't either. I've been on Youtube since 2006 and had a miniscule part in making the website what it is. No more. I will no longer upload any videos to GoogleTube. I've moved to Vimeo and hope I have found a new home. If you have followed me on YouTube, you'll have to go to Vimeo in order to see any new content or have any sort of interaction with me. I will not be having any sort of interaction through YouGoogle from this point on. The videos that are there will stay there. If they're going to treat their users as cattle, I will reciprocate and use them as nothing more than a file whore. I have some resignations, but I'm surprisingly not all that sad about leaving YouGoogle behind. So, those of you who have been with me for so long, I hope you'll continue to tag along. For those that choose not to follow me over to Vimeo, I offer my sincere thanks. I was never all that popular on YT, but I enjoyed the small batch of subscribers that I had. Without you I wouldn't have any motivation for continuing. I have never made one cent from my videos, so my "payment" was from you, the viewers and subscribers. I'm going to lose a large part of my "audience", that much is true, but I still hold out hope that you hardcore Hopper1 fans will follow me into this new adventure. Goodbye.