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Joseph Scarbrough launched what he called "The Scarblog" as a way of cataloging his work over the years, as well as going into greater detail of things on his mind (known as "Unfinished Thoughts").

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Screwed Yet Again

Hi-ho, Joseph the puppeteer here, with yet ANOTHER rant against what is, unfortunately, the number one, greatest video-sharing website on the internet: YouTube.

Remember about three months ago or so, when YouTube announced that non-partner accounts (as in people who DON'T pay YouTube to make them famous internet celebrities) that were in good standing, as far as community and copyright guidelines are concerned, were no longer under the new 15 minute upload limit? Meaning that those who had been good lil' boys and girls on YouTube were able to upload videos longer than 15 minutes and such.

Now then... remember when I asked everyone back on December 13, 2010, that since my account was apparently among those selected to upload videos longer than 15 minutes, whether you wanted to see Steve D'Monster & Friends on YouTube in full half-hour episodes, or each individual segments from the episodes in individual installments? Well, looks as if you'll have to settle with the latter, because as of now (not sure exactly how long this has been effective), YouTube has, quietly, reinstated the 15 minute upload limit, which means that full 21 minute episodes would not be allowed on YouTube, unless I pay them to make me a partner, which is more un-necessary financial losses.

This isn't the first, and I'm sure it won't be the last time that YouTube has screwed everyone over: over the past couple of years, YouTube has made one poor move after another, only aiming to please themselves, rather than the YOU (which is US) in YouTube; my thinking is that they probably figured they were losing money by letting everyone upload videos longer than 15 minutes, so they reinstated the limit to get more people to pay them to make them partners, and allow them to upload videos longer than 15 minutes. After all, everybody's always about that all mighty profit, and... well, YouTube IS owned by the internet's BIGGEST money-grabbing conglomorate... I honestly can't wait to see when YouTube will fall victim to itself when people finally decide to move onto other video-sharing services.

I'm sure, however, you guys won't mind either way of how you get see the new show... after all, either way, you'll still get your dose of Steve, Bethany, The Squirrely Squirrels, and others.

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