Hey guys, Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here with a topic that has slowly been spreading through the global YouTube community. The deterioration of the once blossoming and communicating YouTube community, into the world of money-hungry partnered content has been noted by many, but now someone has taken a stand and prompted many others to do so. The person I speak of is Andrew Bravener (AndrewBravener) and this YouTube revelation started with his video entitled “An Open Letter To YouTube”.
I’ve watched quite a few of the video responses to Andrew Bravener’s video. But something no one has seemed to pick up on yet, is google adsense. The reason the community spirit died and YouTube dived into this money-hungry and fame-focused state is due to the introduction of YouTube partners, people who could gain money form advertising placed around their videos. Before the introduction of this the only motivation to be on YouTube was to have fun, express yourself, connect and communicate. But when the almighty corrupter of money came into the picture, the world of YouTube started to change. No longer did we see subscribers as friends, we saw them as numbers. Numbers which led towards an eventual profit.
Andrew Bravener seems to have reminded everyone of how youTube used to be. He’s reminded those that were there, and educated those that weren’t, and now we all have this image of communicatory awesomeness to head towards. All we need now is for this movement to pass through the community. More partners, with their huge audiences, need to make videos combating this issue. People need to be proactive and reactive. As Ghandi said “be the change you want to see in the world”.
I truly hope that Andrew’s video will bring about some sort of change, and that the community will stand up and support it.
Thanks for reading and watching guys!