It turns out that I’m not alone in searching for other social media (video) platforms other than YouTube. Places where ordinary people can showcase their work for others to see for free AND without constant interruptions.
The why is really straight forward. GOOGLE.
They have commercialized what wasn’t broken into what is being wrecked by advertising. Of course you can PAY to watch items which last year were free and advert free. Only why should you be forced to do so?
Their increasingly hostile view on what is acceptable is worrying too.
They are assessing things in terms of political correctness, non racial content, non religious, or controversial in the slightest, faster than you can type the word CENSORSHIP and pretty much everything new comes (or will come) under question at some time subject to the variable diktats of government or media fads.
In short, YouTube is dying a slow, public, painful death.
So what’s the alternatives that aren’t Twitter, Facebook, or whatever.
I’m talking about places where the limits are reasonable and the officialdom and interference minimal.
There lies the problem.
Over half of what is available only works on smart media i.e. phones or tablets.
Over half of that is GETTING tied up in pointless legal and political red tape regarding content. So currently, things are beginning to look bad for those with a specialist interest like preppers, survivalists, gun owners, even down to the ‘howto’ tutorials.
In short the freedoms we once took for granted are being eroded away by commercial considerations masquerading as control to protect the innocent.