YouTube THEN & YouTube NOW

THE BEGINNING

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12 years ago, on February 14, 2005, YouTube was born. Founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. The inspiration for YouTube sparked the minds of the three men after recent popular events that had occurred in 2004 were too difficult to find in video format online. A year later, that would change.

THE ORIGINAL PLAN

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YouTube became a place where people could share anything from anywhere at anytime. YouTube grew and grew; videos upon videos uploaded daily. Google eventually bought the company just over a year after launch on November 13, 2016.

YouTube originally, was meant to be a different form of documentation that was capable of being shared with the entire world, a form that lacked presence on the internet at the time. Videos were never really a problem for YouTube when it first began. Smosh and Fred becoming the first popular channels to take YouTube more serious. YouTube had now evolved in to an area of entrepreneurship, where YouTubers were and still are battling each other out to become the best of the best. This is all because YouTube now pays YouTubers money for posting popular content, due to ad revenue using AdSense. Trends after trends had come and gone, and at the beginning were harmless, but as we now break into 2018, the trends have just gotten out of hand.

TRENDS

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Trends use to be silly and cheesy, but now they have evolved into eating tide pods and filming dead bodies, it is all about becoming the next big thing, the next star. Everyone wants to be famous. People are becoming selfish and inconsiderate; people are even dying from some of these trends too. YouTube never had to deal with this problem, but finally after Logan Paul posted a video showing a dead body of a man in Suicide Forest, YouTube has finally decided to crack down on this issue and put an end to this stupidity.

“We expect more of the creators who build their community on YouTube, as we’re sure you do too. The channel violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking at further consequences” –YouTube on Logan Paul Video

YouTube just recently came out with new guidelines that clearly prohibit anything near these types of videos. It is about time YouTube; now true creative minds will shine and the stupid, desperate ones will vanish.

Youtube Red

YouTube is a video streaming site that almost everyone in the modern world has either used or heard of however many have not heard of Google’s new variation of this service YouTube Red. To explain what YouTube Red is I will have to explain why google is creating it. YouTube is a free site running off of Advertising and a the few rare paid channels, the money from this is split between YouTube itself and the content creators to insure that there is always new and entertaining content appearing on the site. Recently however there has been a rise in the use of AD-blocking, now around 50% of viewers use AD-block splitting the income. This has hurt YouTube’s content creators with many small channels collapsing from lack of income, and the few that remain are either very large, sponsored, or receive donations and support from their viewers.

YouTube Red is supposed to counteract AD-block. It is needs a paid monthly subscription  to access and has no ads along with exclusive content the money from the subscription is paid to the content creators that you watch so that they are supported and can continue making content.  If the AD-block situation within the regular YouTube gets any worse there are plans to move all content to YouTube Red to allow the community to survive. Google would use their vast influence  on the internet to allow for the success of this site and to prevent other alternatives from becoming popular.

Personally I support the idea of YouTube Red in the sense that it allows for smaller content creators to continue and maybe even get their dream job, sadly at this moment I’m not sure how i would fit a subscription fee into my plans even if it was very minor. I believe it would be far better if viewers just stopped using AD-block on YouTube and hurting the people they like to watch, especially before Google throws its weight around and makes videos a paid service. After all isn’t it worth it to spend a little time on an AD to show your support?

Development Tips from a Googler

Ever wished you could have someone walk you through a new coding exercise word for word? showing you why and how to do things properly, and to standard? explaining what tags there are, and what they’re used for?. If so, your wish may have come true, in the form of a youtube channel!

Dev Tips is a youtube channel that specializes in web design and front end development. He has tips, tricks and tutorials on everything web design & development related, ranging from super beginner tutorials such as opening and setting up your first HTML page, to advanced CSS, jQuery and Ruby on Rails.

Based in San Francisco California, Dev Tips is in one of the largest technology hubs in the world. Dev Tips not only posts tutorials, he posts videos on technology conferences, speeches, and even video blogs too; all centred around web design and development.

Recently, The owner of the Dev Tips channel, Travis Neilson, posted a series of videos on his process of getting hired at Google! Showing every single step it took, how he was contacted, what the interviews were like, and what kind of things they had him do.

What’s even more impressive than working at Google, is that he is completely self taught. He had absolutely NO post secondary education, or training. He learned everything he knows from books and the internet.

What sets DevTips apart, other than his credentials of working at Google, is the quality and comprehensive approach of his videos, he walks through every tutorial and speaks over them, explaining exactly what he’s doing, and why he’s doing it, all in easy to understand language.

DevTips is a great place to learn and touch up on your design and development skills, stay up to date on trends, discover new tools to make your life easier, and last but not least, to get inspired.

Check out his youtube channel  https://www.youtube.com/user/DevTipsForDesigners

or his website http://travisneilson.com/