If you use YouTube, you need to know this.
You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.
This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.
Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.
Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.
Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.
It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.
If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.
How freaking much of a coincidence is this????
I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??
national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
share the following:
please GET INVOLVED
Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests
Genie, I'm...I'm gonna miss you.
R.I.P. Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
I absolutely love the end result.
Went to #Disney and saw #Fantasmic with some friends.
Sunset kiss, ft. my parents.
*cackles because I just found an unexpected birthday gift*
*saddens because now I won’t be surprised*
*cackles again because acting*
Trust me, I’m a googling expert:
this is a message from Michaels dog, i have Michael hostage and i want 1000 treats within the hour.
If the treats aren’t within my doggy bowl I will kill Michael. i am a trained killer and i am not messing around.
it has been 37 minutes and still no treats i am seriously not playing around here people i have my weapon of choice and i am ready to do this
this is Emilys bird demanding that you release the hostage at once. we do not negotiate with terriers.
Seems like IKEA are really shaking things up this year. In addition to the previously announced TV set, they’re also going to release a digital camera made of cardboard called Knäppa (“Snap”). It’ll hold 40 photographs at a time and plugs directly into your USB port. While it’s not the prettiest camera the world has ever seen, I do love the idea of a screen-less digital camera that brings people back to the wait-and-see days of film.
YES YES YES