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.
Sign the petition, then spread the word.
That was supposed to be just a quick and simple mermaid drawing, but then I did a background. What’s gotten into me?!
All that was left was a skeleton and some shreds of clothing.
My dream guy
i have never seen something more clearly written by a straight white male
Hard to imagine being discriminated against maybe?
Is it that hard to bumble around like a drunk toddler your whole life and still get preferencial treatment? My heart goes out to you brosef
A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society. Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.
Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:
I don’t know who any of these folks are.
They were tourists I presume.
But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.
"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."
There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.
The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”
One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.
There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”
"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’
Holy shit this is powerful
During the Ferguson Press conference, Police Chief said that Mike Brown committed robbery (while other reports from the officers said it was his friend….yea confusing)
And let’s look at the fact that they’re calling it a robbery, making it sound like he tried to take some cash or something bigger than some cigars or whatever…
Yeah… shoplifting isn’t a robbery.
By calling shoplifting a “strong armed robbery”, they know exactly what they’re doing to paint the picture to justify the murder.
This is the bs that shows up on google search for Asian and when I try to tag my tumblr and twitter posts “Asian.” Try and tell me this Asian fetish and racism ain’t real.
[Image Description: Let’s consider that last RT. The police in Ferguson are making Amnesty International leave. You only do that if you plan to violate rights.
The police are telling Amnesty International to leave. They’re walking away with their hands up while cops aim guns. Incredible. ]
I thought I’d make a post summarizing Taylor Swifts video “Shake It Off” for the people who don’t want to give her more hate views on VEVO. Maybe instead of giving her 4,000 angry views on youtube we can just give her my one view and reblog this hella so no one else watches it out of irritable curiosity?
Anyways the video is basically just her dancing singing an anthem that every White person appropriating another culture says, “The haters gonna hate.” There’s no real content or plot to the video, just a lot of dance shots where she’s being really awkward. It’s actually amazing how someone could really pretend to be so innocent and naive yet still convey a very harmful message.
Above I posted some screen caps of the video and after only watching it once I got all I needed to know. Already from the beginning of the video you see a hard clash between the dancers. There are the prima ballerina types who are all white women, elegantly leaping and stretching and dancing. Then there are the faceless black women who are shaking their asses. Yes, faceless, literally every shot of the “twerkers” are only their asses. There’s also other groups of dancers which include some break dancers (which are all brown men,) and contemporary dancers (which is a group of white people and one girl with an afro.) Oh, yes, I forgot the cheerleading group which was all white cheerleaders and one black girl in the back. I just find it hard to believe that they couldn’t have a solid mixed group of people in each category. She pulled a Miley and Iggy and probably said something like “Well I want a more urban feel! But keep the safe ballerinas white!!” Literally the only group that had a saturation of black women was the twerking group. She even had them squat and shake their asses while she crawled through their legs! So edgy! So urban!
This is the problem I have with Taylor Swift. She’s always trying to convey herself as the innocent one who is “man worthy” (as if being man worthy is even important) while slut shaming other women for being sexual, or even just dressing in “short skirts” and “high heels.” All of the sudden now she wants to say, “To hell with the haters I can have as many problematic exes as I want! Now I’m going to be single and edgy! I’m going to shake it off! And to be single and edgy and sexual I have to
dance with a bunch of ass shaking black women! USE A BUNCH OF BLACK WOMEN AS PROPS"
Long story story, Taylor Swift is not only a slut shaming misogynist, she’s ignorant and has obviously racist/stereotypical views of brown and black people.
Seriously… we have this saying in Puerto Rico: “buscarle la quinta pata al gato” which roughly translate to “looking for the cat’s fifth foot”. It means that if you try hard and want it badly enough you’ll be able to nitpick anything. There were two PoC ballerinas in the video. There were three white women in the twerking scene (4/7 PoC). The argument about the “faceless” black women is flawed because you can find the black women being featured heavily on the solo shots in the ending of the video (its the part where they start dancing crazily to the beat instead of their original dance routines). The part where she goes below the feet of the twerk dancers has a white women featured as well, she’s in the back but it’s obvious that they wanted to prominently feature the best dancer in that shot.
Seriously you can tell this video was made taking into consideration diversity. Since they featured black people, asians people, white people, and hispanic people heavily. Also I’d like to point out that a large majority of the solo shots of the dancers (which are the most important since they feature the dancers and give them the spotlight) have more PoC’s than they do white people. I counted how many solo scenes PoC were given they numbered 29 and I counted how many solo scene whites were given and they numbered 23 (these could be inaccurate, but they’re within that average). So there where definitely more white people in the video than PoC, but PoC’s where more heavily featured SOLO than white people.
See, this is why its important to click on things instead of reading an angry tumblr post and thinking I know everything. I read the OP and was like “pssh Taylor Swift…whack!” and then I read the response and watched the video. I’m not sure how I feel about it and who the hell cares what I think anyway, but the OP surely cherry picked the fuck out of that for their post. That’s all.