Youtube poisoning?

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Re: Youtube poisoning?

MisterBG wrote:

57even wrote:

MisterBG wrote:

Light Pilgrim wrote:

Are you not wondering how is it that people have so much to say on youtube about pretty much nothing? Last 2 weeks I was doing too much research on R5 and what I realized is how much irrelevant, repeated information is out there. I amazes me that people always think that their opinion matters even though they know that the same thing has been discussed and is available on-line already. I think you have 5% of content that is unique and the rest is unboxing. How many unboxing videos you need on-line for the same camera?

It is not just this, but I seriously have a feeling that folks do not have anybody to talk to so they turn their cameras on and broadcast how they day went on-line and why they are angry and what they deserve better:-)

I think that we live in an age where protecting the mind is the most difficult and most needed skill that people need to possess. There is just too much info that is useless.

You just about summed up the internet in general.

He just summed up human life in general. The internet is just a mirror of human banality.

On the other hand, there are many manufacturer produced instructional videos on YouTube which provide a valuable resource for learning the inticacies of different software programs and techniques.

Personally, I have learned a great deal from YouTube, as well as learning there is also some extremely bad advice being displayed there.

Any unmoderated internet source is a minefield. There is some amazingly good stuff for free, and some amazingly entertaining trivia, which I love for relaxation - better than Netflix sometimes - but if you were to rank every site on YouTube by hits and followers, the stuff that's most wildly popular is mostly the trivial junk.

Don't get me wrong, I discovered some amazing musicians and artists, science talks on every conceivable subject, TED talks, history channels, and a bunch of other stuff. If you are selective, it is a huge source of information and entertainment.

But there's an awful lot of people making fools of themselves and falling over, and an awful lot of self-professed camera experts who, as you say, talk complete nonsense.

Then again, network TV and newspapers were almost as bad, and we had far less choice in the matter.

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