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kleinbl00  ·  662 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: New AHOY Video!! The Rocket Launcher

I did not. I talked about stuff that gets lots of views because views are a toxic metric gerrymandered to extract as much money out of advertisers as possible with no care or concern for the underlying content.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  662 days ago  ·  link  ·  

...did I black out and miss something?

You talk about low-quality popular content and how it's "destroying video as a medium", in bold. Not a mention of advertising or views.

I ask about whether it's YouTube you actually hate or the popular content, which you talk about.

You say you never said a word about popular content, despite talking about XboxAhoy and Marques Brown Lee.

Fine. I'll say what I wanted the conversation to turn to through Socratic questioning.

You say bad things about the platform. At the same time, your arguments are about the videos and the attention those videos get.

I can understand that some of YouTube's modi operandi are not great, but it's not the platform's problem if its users desire to indulge in lower-brow pleasures. Hubski can turn into a shit hole in a New York minute if just a couple of us decide that it's a better mode of operation than the mature and respectful manner that we currently employ. Supplementary examples: Reddit, 4chan.

You can use Twitter to share wise thoughts concisely - or you can use it as a stream of consciousness that means nothing to the outside world.

You can use YouTube to post original content and promote thoughtful critique in the comment section - or you can whore views all the ways you can think of.

Granted, the platform's design dictates a lot of how the platform is used - much like we talked about the way linguistic structure might dictate the way new information is processed within it - but you don't talk about this. All you say is how YouTube is a shithole, all who watch the videos are goldfish morons and that it takes a grain of time to learn the awesome tricks Ahoy employs in his videos.

Or was your original reply a way to say that you only wanted a venue to vent?

kleinbl00  ·  662 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Insisting I said something three times does not mean I said it.