#YouTubeIsOverParty or What the Heck is Going on with YouTube?

Those of you on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook recently may have seen the hashtag floating around #YouTubeIsOverParty.  As a brief explanation, YouTube has caved into the pressures of their global advertising market. It’s true. The new ” Advertiser Friendly” rules were designed to better market to companies that do not have the culture of free speech like American audiences.  From their page:

  • Advertiser Friendly – content is content that’s appropriate for all audiences. It has little to no inappropriate or mature content in the video stream, thumbnail, or metadata (such as in the video title). If the video does contain inappropriate content, the context is usually newsworthy or comedic and the creator’s intent is to inform or entertain (not offend or shock).

As with most things the devil is in the details,
and here are the details:

Content that is considered “not advertiser-friendly” includes, but is not limited to:

  • Sexually suggestive content, including partial nudity and sexual humor
  • Violence, including display of serious injury and events related to violent extremism
  • Inappropriate language, including harassment, profanity and vulgar language
  • Promotion of drugs and regulated substances, including selling, use and abuse of such itemsControversial or sensitive subjects and events, including subjects related to war, political conflicts, natural disasters and tragedies, even if graphic imagery is not shown
  • Controversial or sensitive subjects and events, including subjects related to war, political conflicts, natural disasters and tragedies, even if graphic imagery is not shown

After reading these new required guidelines from YouTube,  I’m not sure what type of videos people could produce that would entertain besides, perhaps, the equivalent of a Disney cartoon.   If Google follows through and holds accountable to these regulation standards would end up cutting 90% of their videos. You might even feel that I am exaggerating the extent of the censorship, until you realize who has already been demonetized or even shut down because of them.

  • Melanie Murphy’s acne videos had ads disabled because people’s actual skin was offensive to others and then there are people out there actually trying to help others who find themselves also on the receiving in of demonetization.

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  • Sanders Kennedy, a famous gossip columnist on YouTube has had videos removed simply because he spoke about his gay relationship.

YouTube…You’re beginning to smell a lot like censorship…

This shift towards speech policing will have a profound effect on content creators, especially those who wish to create provocative marketing videos, or even those with provocative products.  Already there is a long list of content creators who have been either demonetized or even shut down because of the new rules that were implemented only a few weeks ago.  YouTube is part of Google, a private corporation.  They have a right to tell people what they can and cannot say on their platform.  However, other people have a right to complain and even look elsewhere.  Without content creators YouTube is an empty video channel.

Which Brings me to the last part of my Rant on
YouTube’s New Rules and that is This:

With more and more companies filtering and banning people for discussion of medical marijuana, complementary health care, LGBT issues and more, Blazit  realized that it was important to make a stand.  We are now putting up our own video channel, Blazit.  We welcome resellers of CBD oils that have helped those with inflammation, epilepsy, and depression address those issues without harmful pharmaceuticals.  We welcome those who wish to discuss sensitive topics like suicide or depression.  We welcome those who want to joke around as they sell makeup.  We even want to give you a home for your cat videos.

YouTube Competition

Introducing Blazit.com
A Video Website for the People by the People

Blazit.com is not a new video website and has been around since 2009. With the re-launch of the site it is our mission to provide a place where people can go to discuss issues effecting them without the worry of censorship if someone reports your profile. Our commitment is to not hide behind an email address and to provide real live customer service that will give you a thorough, prompt review of your account to ensure acceptance to our terms of service and operational guidelines.

Since our funding will not be financially backed by Big Business Corporate America and based on everyday people sponsors,  our video website will be run by the people for the people.

One of the biggest challenges facing us is an out-dated website backend. Our hope is to start redesign of the entire site, getting it up today’s 2016 multimedia technology standards, fixing current bugs and improving the overall technology. Our goal is to provide the excellence in video quality performance and functionality as YouTube.

We are in need of the following:

  • Please spread the word and come visit the site.  Try it out,  register its free  Blazit – Home
  • Funding – Donations –   for More information click  Donate – Blazit.com
  • Designers – Technology specialists in streaming video multimedia both live and server base
  • Please feel to contact us if you got questions Blazit – Contact