An Ode to My Emotions: How a Certain Song Speaks to Me. #bloganuary

Music has an incredible ability to evoke such strong emotions. It’s as though a certain song can act like a window into your soul and, suddenly, you feel deeply connected to the artist and their words. That’s how I feel when listening to Helicopter by Deerhunter. For me, this shoegaze track is about more than just its captivating energy – it skillfully draws out my innermost feelings in ways that are hard to find elsewhere.

Before Neil Young’s Spotify issue, I heard Helicopter in my living room. I was listening to my weekly Spotify suggestions when it suggested that I might enjoy Helicopter. A few years ago, I became enamored with the song and realized it was unique.

On YouTube, I discovered a television edit that might explain more.

Deerhunter – Helicopter (Official Video) – YouTube

In addition to being blown away by the beauty of the song, I was convinced that everything was not well with the band’s singer.

For example, there is a subtle shot of the young man vomiting in a bathroom. A hangover is not the intention of the shot; it implies a disorder that typically affects young, vulnerable women.

The year of the song is 2010, on an album called Halcyon Digest, and that was long before ByteDance created TikTok, so it is not as if his vulnerability could be attributed, for example, to too much time in front of that app. The young man has sexual concerns (a euphemism by which I mean deviance).

It worried me that I would also appear deviant if I expressed this interest. Suppose my mother or sister were to read what I posted here.

While I think any concern like that is unwarranted, I know I had my mother’s support in seeing PG-type material when I was just becoming an adolescent. As it is often said, if Deerhunter is highly online, I am not sure if he is a boy. However, as Johnny Depp commented about Alice Cooper in Dark Shadows, she is the most unsightly woman he has ever seen.

As the Deerhunter singer has explained, he was a big fan of the Tim Burton movie Edward Scissorhands starring Johnny Depp. Since this was in the late nineteen eighties or early nineteen nineties, he probably saw Dark Shadows. I was close to fourteen when Edward Scissorhands came out, so I did not have any problems watching it.

However, Depp’s heartthrob status might have been a point of conversation between many men and their sons afterward if something like that came up. The girl in our house was young enough that if she had seen that movie when it was new, she would have believed that Vincent Price could actually build a man with scissors for hands.

When Halcyon Digest is being sold, it probably deserves an 18+ courtesy.

The song itself also lyrically explores the singer’s introversion, status as an entertainer, what I think is his substance use, and even his carbon footprint.

It should surprise no one that a rock singer could be troubled by a drug problem. However, I am wary of accidentally implying that I share the same concerns that the Deerhunter singer seems to indicate bother him. It is similar to how I began today’s post.

His gifted musical ability and sense of connection make me feel connected to him.

I don’t think Deerhunter’s Bandcamp account includes in the band’s discography any of their music from the year 2010 onwards. In other words, Halcyon Digest is neither for sale nor streaming, the last time I checked. The band is there, but only their earlier work appears, odd considering Halcyon Digest is proudly on the label 4AD.

World Economic Forum – Are They for Real?

The WEF addressed the 2022 crypto crash in a recent blog post, explaining that it looks all the more likely that cryptocurrency will need to be regulated, rather than giving hope that there could be a transparent international digital currency without the role of government.

The Brooking Institution, a public policy organization based in Washington, DC has offered insight into the innovation ecosystem. They call it an area of attention, along with competition policy and regulatory frameworks, digital infrastructure, workforce development, and social protection policies.

According to the World Economic Forum, to successfully create a digital ecosystem, organisations need to adopt three core principles: becoming open, interoperable, and decentralized. Now, why would they claim this? What is their reasoning?

Before we can even begin answering that question –

  1. Why do you need to listen to the World Economic Forum?
  2. What is a Global Risks Report?
  3. Is it that important? Do I have to read it?
  4. Can it help me in my business and life?
  5. Are they making all these big moves based on data compiled from surveys or reports from some “experts” as they claim on their website http://www.weforum.org (Davos Agenda)?
  6. Why do you need to listen to the World Economic Forum?

BBC
Russell Brand: Society is collapsing – BBC News
  1. In addition to engaging business, political, and academic leaders, the World Economic Forum promotes global development. The agendas of global, regional, and industry interests are shaped in this way.
  1. Global Risks Report is an annual report published by the WEF. The latest edition i.e. the 2022 report was published recently, which contains findings of the previous year i.e of the year 2021.

Global-thinking risk experts examine risk in five categories: economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal, and technological.

An example of an economic risk might be a nation’s gross national product losing value. About environmental risk, we’ve heard a lot, but it is how endangered species, for example, literally die off and no longer exist, which is not something everybody likes to acknowledge. All of us are men and women, and none of us are gods.

Geopolitical risk has a clear example, right, in how Russia decided that Ukraine belongs to it.

You know it’s a nightmare. Technological risk is like ByteDance spying on the West through TikTok.

  1. Is it that important? Do I have to read it?

I don’t think you want to read that any more than you want to read the Terms and Conditions of Instagram.

  1. Can it help me in my business and life?

Not really. It means that the new world order is structured something like Dark Ages fealty. If you are a street vendor, you might make more money, because you’re potentially given additional authority to provide shoppers with distinct and necessary goods that they want.


Medievalists.net

A problem is that they will be reporting everything you buy, compromising your freedom. Rather than involving you in the decision-making process, state assessments will be defining and predict what is going to happen. That is one way it resembles the Dark Ages.

Until the Renaissance, scholars sought to periodize history and influence how future generations would remember them, I have read. I’ve heard talk about the situation that has got me feeling like I should be a little concerned.

It’s countries surveying what is happening all over the planet and making expectations. It would put the government better in control. Russell Brand has, lately, again reminded his viewership that we’re supposed to be democratic.

Politicians should take their cues from citizens, Brand helps point out, not this potential for a new world order where everybody is dealing with undue government measures. I guess it should be clear that Brand is a successful comedian on YouTube whose channel might get us out of a mess. In any case, Brand’s point isn’t exclusively to go against Davos, which he has been accomplishing for a long time.

I think Brand’s thing is that ordinary people can make intelligent decisions the same as people working in government (for example, politicians), and Brand doesn’t want a world bereft of qualities that lend themselves to being a decent place to live. Like if we let art stop, music and theatre come to an end, and we begin to live in a fealty-oriented Dark Age, it would not be a great civilization to be a part of. It would mean things like literature getting pointless, as nobody would be in a position to add to it, and media becoming state propaganda, instead of the assistance that digital media provides to things like democracy, human rights, and journalism.

I don’t think it would be a good idea. We would have the industry beneath Big Tech, and we wouldn’t be able to use it, even though it’s cheap to run, and as powerful as astronauts at NASA taking a shuttle to the moon. In 1969, contrasted with what even our youths naturally grasp, everyone with a cell phone and Internet access can explore enormous data momentarily.

You don’t grasp what Russell Brand is saying or talking about when you think of him as a comedian and (probably) a sex symbol. That’s fine, but it’s worth taking an interest in what he does, as Brand is dismissive of the World Economic Forum and critical of many discussions that indicate corruption or unfairness for the poor, or advantages that Big Tech and Big Pharma exploit. As a populist voice, he’s funny, and he’s good.

Brand’s interest in knowledge kind of grows, but it’s always going in the same direction, and his perspective, which he might deny he is giving you with his channel, is always in favor of a social change in a direction completely different than the Davos Agenda’s.

I didn’t expect it, but when one of his videos about Covid-19 was taken down by YouTube, he made sure he was heard by additionally migrating to Rumble. I’d never thought YouTube would want to do that to him, since he and his team are only a few people.

Open means authentic, transparent, and inclusive. These are good principles to follow. However, I am not sure that the WEF is sincere in saying that.

It’s open like thieves hiding in plain sight. Interoperability is conceivably a legend. Do you know who made that point loud and clear?

Mutahar, the YouTuber behind someordinarygamers, alluding to Meta’s metaverse, said about whether Meta will prevail is that it is basically not going to be interoperable with rival metaverses. A comparison was made between the interoperability of video games between rival systems. The metaverse is being discussed more and more every day, and I think there are two general realities in the metaverse that are relevant.

One is Meta, which is probably at least a couple of years away before its potential is realized, and the other is, I think, sort of Web 3.0.

I am just not sure that there won’t be an endgame for Big Tech. Decentralized is a buzzword that was applied to bitcoin. It looks like, sure enough, cryptocurrency isn’t going to wind up decentralized, but nice try.

Jack Dorsey’s exit from Twitter illustrates how innovators in the cryptocurrency space are beginning to succumb to frustration and exhaustion, as he possibly did. The long and short is that the WEF could be lying. They are borrowing from the best of the technology industries and laying waste to its potential.

That’s really what Russell Brand has picked up on and is critical of. Those kinds of lies could do a lot of harm to people who are lucky enough to live in the free world.

How to create video content that makes you more famous

Some of my favourite personalities are YouTubers. And some of them want the fame and fortune of chasing the dream of being a big influencer!

Seventeen Magazine

A blogger writes on a website or a social media service (microblogging), and a vlogger video records presentations. Vlogging is the hotter of the two. There’s nothing better than a taste of Hollywood nostalgia, and it’s great to hear a TV journalist discuss what is going on in the world.

While a good vlogger can routinely (and sometimes casually) go viral, a smaller influencer or several may be better for you than someone towing a line. Consider referring to modest sources, instead of solely big ones, the big guns, such as Warner Bros, or CNN.

With the pandemic, embracing video content became all the more normal a pastime, when health care shuttered public destinations. I am not blogging the point of view of the creators. I want to pick up on how you can enjoy YouTube and feel supportive of your favourite vloggers.

They’re trying to live a dream! Making videos for a living on YouTube means you will only succeed if people watch the videos. If a YouTuber doesn’t have an audience, that creator will be unable to support a lifestyle solely through YouTube.

If you like video content, you should deal with a few realities. YouTube’s algorithm will give you recommendations that will waste your time if you are not attentive. Looking back at what I wrote in 2019, I saw that I complained that YouTube was beginning to become a platform only for mainstream entertainment, such as cable news and Hollywood filmmaking.

SPIN

When YouTube creators upload a mixture of original and copyrighted content, this can be flagged as a copyright violation, making the video inaccessible. YouTube is an extraordinary place for anyone who enjoys transferring recordings to the Internet, but that does not mean making a living at it is simple. That’s the nature of the beast.

The creators that you most enjoy should be people for whom you are loyal, supportive and careful. There is a good chance that a creator will produce more videos if their work gets attention. If you want to watch more of their stuff, watch your favourite creators’ videos from start to finish, and also consider watching the YouTube ads on their videos.

I am willing to speculate that those tips will make whom you chose in vlogging to enjoy watching even more prurient. When you join in with others who want to watch the same thing, you’re making money. Your creator’s fame is your fame.

You are part of a great, loyal viewing audience. You ought to watch your perusing propensities, on the off chance that you don’t need your inclinations met with advertisements on YouTube. Many tech services show users ads inspired by real-life habits.

With antiSpyware freeware, you can remove cookies that track your browsing habits. Tracking cookies report to businesses to place ads to appeal to you.

Fans deserve credit for the creator’s success since they are the ones who cheer when it succeeds. That should make you feel triumphant!

Let’s use Star Wars as an example. The greatest challenges faced by Star Wars Last Jedi director Rian Johnson were largely for his indifference to making good movies, in contrast to the feelings fans have for Star Wars Force Awakens director JJ Abrams. It isn’t a scientific correlation, but Abrams recreated elements of Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope and accordingly made Force Awakens into a billion-dollar box office success.

Star Wars IV A New Hope is a favourite for many who fondly remember it. Borrowing from the film’s pool of goodwill was a good idea for Abrams. With the eighth Skywalker film, Lucasfilm again earned a fortune, but many fans were unsatisfied.

The Verge

The Last Jedi was hastily-constructed in some areas. Despite Rey’s history as a Force-sensitive heroine, Force Awakens did not explore her backstory with the emotional heft of the original trilogy. Abrams, tasked with directing Episode IX Rise of Skywalker, attempted to return to some of the story elements Johnson introduced in Episode VIII while bringing back the spirit of the original trilogy that comes across in Force Awakens.

Without a fandom to get the word out, the controversy of The Last Jedi would have been moot. Instead, we heard many opinions on the Disney sequel films from the fandom, often negative, often on social media.

That’s what a good YouTube supporter should do. Provide your perspective. It’s your unofficial responsibility!

A person dancing with fame is under pressure. The image of an influencer must be tight. Somebody should put me in charge! 🙂

Perhaps I should make another objective, of trying to turn into a force to be reckoned with.

You can like, follow, comment, and my contact details are on the About page. I had a blast last month doing the bloganuary challenge, which involved prompts and loads of posting. I am pleased with the current direction of social media and Web 2.0.

In my professional role, I manage a Facebook page for a family business, and I am watching to see if Facebook and Instagram will make good on their announcement that they will cease serving Europe unless data regulations remain favourable. Maybe that will be another blog post from me.

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What the World Would Be Like If Fringe Opinions Didn’t Exist, Part II

The beginning of the month of June 2021 brought with it the following:

Trump Shuts Down ‘Social Media’ a.k.a. WordPress Blog Due to Lack of Readers

Isaiah Richard, Tech Times

https://www.techtimes.com/articles/260992/20210602/trump-shuts-down-social-media-wordpress-blog-due-lack-of-readers.htm

What does reinvention mean?

transitive

1: to make as if for the first time something already invented and reinvents the wheel

2: to remake or redo completely

3: to bring into use again

Reinvention, in the year 2021, is one way to move out of our present circumstances.  It is no mystery that the future will not be the same as was intended.

There is an undercurrent of happiness again these days.  Just surviving has become like a triumph, and love may prove the order of the day.

A worldwide perception of a second chance come is rare, and the future is unwritten; here is an age of miracles.  You should reinvent thoroughly and carefully.

Governance could at this time be set free by Big Tech, or it could be screwed down like a bench at a bus stop intended not to be stolen.

In Canada, it is debated whether Canadian media on the Internet could get paid, with Bill C-10 ready to put Canadian content front and centre on sites where it is not now automatically top-tier content, kind of a detriment if you don’t wish a Canadian flavour every time you want a user video recommendation.  Nor should Canadian viewer recommendations get like the offerings of AI bots behind walls at HQ, or further like that, as I suppose they may already be.

Bill C-10 faces backward and will embarrass Canada on the world stage https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/commentary/article-bill-c-10-faces-backward-and-will-embarrass-canada-on-the-world-stage/

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Take the case of Canadian comedian and broadcaster Tom Green, who has lately been highlighting his YouTube channel with a vlog showcasing a drive he did from LA to Ottawa.  It is a singular vlog.

Tom Green’s Van Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX-cvZ4accQ

Watching Green offer reflections alone in the US desert, about the planet getting back to to a pre-pandemic normal, Green, whom I remember in Road Trip directed by Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, raised the point of how adaptation, not the adaptation of literature to film, but the adaptation you can utilize, being how you could save the endeavours you want for yourself to succeed in the face of unknown days.  You start confidently and your handle on what we are facing will strengthen your resolve.  I think Green is going, possibly, from the field of comedy, into music.

Without being afraid of having dropped the ball, I am having some trouble relating to the concept of schools as we understand them now, leaving behind their classrooms on campuses without that experience.  Goodness, excited about the future opening up for us, if it is not ultimately restricted by forces that we neither foresee coming nor welcome.

There must sometimes be a natural intelligent design for learning–that there could never be would be a very remote possibility.  Intelligent design occurs frequently enough that I can not be discouraged from believing what we have is merely a happy accident.

I sometimes wish that, when I once considered affording myself some of the opportunities youth brings, I could have opted for hard work, in light of the big picture.  At age seventeen I could have begun to become marketable for the reason, chiefly, of challenging myself to appeal to social norms.  Opportunities most frequently available are now changing in nature, while content, as Bill Gates said, could well remain king.

Recently, last year and this year, my posts, each to a recollected song, under the nominal tutelage of Jim Adams, were rejected, when Adams decided he no longer welcomed my participation.  That is fine, as my reflections helped me get better organized, and of my several posts for Song Lyric Sunday, even if the posts were finally met with dismay, most of them were useful in their own right.

Beginning again the last few weeks, with a new temperament, how now in the days of yesteryear, when I came up with observations that grew from insights that author Jeff Goins introduced, bestselling author of The Art of Work, with notes on Facebook about how to blog.  They never demanded a lot of work, but by now with a little work, they keep my little readership alive.

I don’t mind resuming the approach with which I began in 2012. Without a proper book, or even trying to write a proper book, I might be accused of taking in a blog of this shape and style, mine, without effective longtime goals.

But The Art of Work is the bestseller in Jeff Goins’ hand, about people who carved out singular paths for themselves, and it’s a wonderful book.  I doubt it was written in the bathroom at parties.

If this does not work, then, let this be Finding Courtesies in Handfuls of Garden Flowers.

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I could briefly only think of Mr. Adams browsing my blog site and cringing.  Or Goins.  Nothing doing, I have a nice little blog.

I–HAVE–A–NICE–LITTLE–BLOG.

I enjoy this, and invite you to comment, to link to your blog with a “like,” or to “follow” with your blog.  Thank you.

  https://wptavern.com/happy-18th-birthday-wordpress  A belated birthday wish for WordPress, albeit, but better late than never.

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Should we be forced to see more Canadian content on TikTok and YouTube?

https://theconversation.com/should-we-be-forced-to-see-more-canadian-content-on-tiktok-and-youtube-161318

What the World Would Be Like If Fringe Opinions Didn’t Exist

Tensions between Musk, Democrats flare with Trump’s expected return to Twitter

The latest ruling from US District Judge Carl Nichols could have a major impact on the future of TikTok in the US. The Judge has blocked the Commerce Department’s efforts to restrict new downloads of the app, citing President Trump’s invocation of his International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). This appeal comes after months of turmoil surrounding the beloved video-sharing platform – and this ruling is sure to be just one more chapter in what looks to be an increasingly complicated saga.

Trump administration appeals yet another TikTok ruling —

CNN tech reporter — Brian Fung

I don’t want to seem like I’ve overreacted, but when I saw Forbes describing how Trump’s preoccupation with stopping TikTok became his downfall, I found it interesting. I think what happened is that Donald Trump ultimately affirmed the takeover of TikTok by Walmart and Oracle. An eleventh-hour victory is how CNET put it that evening.

The issue that Trump made of TikTok’s conduct is that ostensibly TikTok may be opening a doorway for China to collect unwarranted data on TikTok users. What Forbes did do was to again highlight the Big Tech drama.

The perspective on the deal moving TikTok from China to the U.S. was rounded out for me by someordinarygamers, who were doing videos about it.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

The emcee at someordinarygamers: www.youtube.com/user/SomeOrdinaryGamers

What people say on the Internet, so many people communicate on the Internet about fringe. Mutahar, called someordinarygamers on YouTube, is into things like PC gaming, but he also looks at Internet issues that sometimes are only superficially related.

Mutahar has a sense of humor, whether perhaps navigating Minecraft gravel or a cringy Twitter thread, and he makes himself heard.

You can see the difference between, say, an ambitious young TikTokker aiming for fame, and a fringe TikTokker just kind of shouting out to whoever. It isn’t a subtle distinction.

Related…

Epic Star Wars Concept Art Shows Rey Taking On A Ton Of Stormtroopers

Do you enjoy Star Wars? The first film I watched with Disney+ was The Empire Strikes Back.

Star Wars, the highest-grossing film of 1977, released by Twentieth Century Fox, can be quoted with, “It was as if a million voices cried out in pain/And were suddenly silenced.”

Obi-Wan laments this to Han Solo and Luke Skywalker aboard the Millennium Falcon, as they search for Leia. The Imperial Sith Lord Darth Vader has already kidnapped her. At that moment in the film, the Death Star, under Vader’s command and Grand Moff Tarkin’s command, has just destroyed her home planet, and Obiwan feels it, thanks to The Force.

“oh no!”

That’s how it would have been in the eventuality that the Trump administration had completely banned TikTok. One issue is that the Chinese government is picking up a lot of data, with TikTok, trading off U.S. security issues. TikTok is owned by ByteDance, in China.

This may yet be still going on, says the narrative, as data is being mined from TikTok user accounts. The nature of social media is to turn ideas into content. Since then, I’ve worked out some stronger ideas–more on that to come.

Often, like on Facebook, a social media post can be a live stream, a meme, or a hashtag, all of which are elements that add up to a status report, or a post. In Silicon Valley, Facebook was like the best idea in the world in 2004, something that earned a fortune, and had an impact on people’s behavior all over the world. If you ask Mutahar, Facebook’s prominence is now starting to erode.

David Fincher’s 2010 film The Social Network is a masterful depiction of Facebook. Fincher’s film may not contain an account of the devastation of the planet of Alderaan, but with The Social Network, you get some appreciation of how Facebook has the capacity among people, around the planet, to be for them an addictive experience. When Frances Haugen blew the whistle on Facebook’s secret internal research Facebook steered into the beginning of swiftly escalating problems.

When a gallant Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was tempted, turned into a Sith Lord, and drove the Empire’s annihilation of the Jedi Order

Orwellian means having the nature of a dictator. An algorithm, by definition, is a mathematical formula, and when used in the context of social media, the term refers to a method of delivering content to targeted audiences.   

Now President Biden’s voice regarding TikTok is antagonistic. Whenever a voice seeks to communicate itself, it appears to be reliant on that. Without autonomy, it would be, in my opinion, nothing more than a boring billboard.

There is a surplus of goods consigned and the ordinary. Should news info really be professionally packaged, light on ads, accurate and not misleading, and properly researched and based in reality? While it’s all well and good that it can be, it implies that a beginning blogger may not reach the starting gate without following certain and somewhat arbitrary rules. It isn’t easy.

Every individual who likes YouTube encounters this hiccup. Trying to make a living as a YouTuber…: when creators on YouTube aren’t getting through, the views on their videos begin to slow down.

YouTubers talk about having to contend with the algorithm that holds back videos.

The most valuable currency on the Internet is data. Yes, there is a need for public news channels. Nonetheless, stipends should be provided to a periphery that is entitled to speak equally freely with the dominant media.  

“oh no!”

We all should practice diligence using social media.

Now you may return to your regularly scheduled program.

oops

A typical spelling of the outcry is “oh no!”

Oops! I tYpOed again!!! lololololo

“oh no!”

the substance should be: consistent, helpful, appropriate, extraordinary, excellent, new, educative, client- and organization-driven, captivating, intriguing, to change, to be not difficult to scrutinize and share

If you are interested, you can “like,” “follow,” or comment. Good luck if you blog.

through media, to have

viral power and give positive

“buzz,” just as that more content is fundamental

A beginner should always be treated with kindness online. Being deficient and subject to God will help you acquire everything.

Impressions of Edits on TikTok, the Force Notwithstanding

I had tried implementing rules that I would only permit so many minutes of the day on social media, and to stay away from negative YouTube videos, but by now I am spending much more time watching YouTube.

Despite an almost-total detox from YouTube I did, for the entire month of February, I find some pleasure once again in experiencing videos done on my favourite channels.

Photographer:
Freestocks.org

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

A lot of young people get on the bandwagons. I tend to suspect that the young take for granted, often enough, anyway, the same tools which they have been shown how to use and it is second nature. Some of that stuff posted to TikTok is noteworthy for different reasons.

On TikTok, I may be looking away so often that I am not seeing the best “remixes,” but I don’t understand metrics on TikTok, other than that there are likes on relevant videos, and then shares. I think TikTok is an enormous co-mingling of the best and the brightest.

I see huge amounts of cooperative TikTok, and I see happiness and fulfilled videographers. There is a lot of creativity in user videos.

I started telephone sales work in the 2000s, but after the economic crash in 2008, I started spinning my wheels. My dad, who during his career with the municipality managed a cemetery for many years, swung a deal when he learned of a little cemetery that required better operations. https://www.facebook.com/LouthUnited/

I don’t think anyone refers to TikToks as edits, but The Force is formidable on YouTube. YouTube now competes with TikTok with their YouTube Shorts.

You’re welcome to like this post, follow the entire blog and comment.

Will this be the #spring in history that sees curtains for YouTube?

While the protests and the petition signatures were clear, the directive to restrict copyrighted material, known as Article 13 in the EU, received a “yes.”

Video on YouTube will likely no longer include “remixed” content once individual nations of the EU establish how they’re going to legislate protection for mainstream media, its images, film clips, and music.  For years now, the Internet has taken liberties in the name of freedom, to borrow from established media and then return to it transformative work, for the purpose of review, satire, parody and other kinds of humour.  This will likely end.

On YouTube, content filters for video uploads could become stodgy, and uninventive.  Removing freedoms to speak with ideas recycled from mainstream media inhibits Internet creators’ ability to articulate.  These come in the form of memes, even when it is an upset to the original, and identities in solidarity with views closely held to championed archetypes.  In the face of traditional media protected by Article 17 in the EU, emerging voices can and will fall by the wayside.

School bus pausing at Louth United Church, St. Catharines

If the nations of the EU no longer can upload or view content that contains copyrighted elements, for YouTube, a platform that facilitates hundreds of millions of hours of new and original video every day, doors are closing for what is a livelihood for hardworking creators.

In addition, the possibility that social accounts would be charged fees to link to web pages is a terrible limitation for small bloggers, with pages that have no hope of affording such a privilege.  This was the spring, of 2019, when Articles 11 and 13 became Article 17.  There is every possibility that the restrictions on uploading copyrighted content in the EU will drift into the same freedoms available regardless of where the Internet is accessed and overtake them.

A content filter is complex; it could be, despite how valuable original content is for Google and for Facebook and Twitter, that content filters will only function effectively if they are applied universally, and not just in the EU.  This could be a matter of months or years from now, but the challenges facing the EU, by creators on YouTube, and users enjoying social, and the right of Google to chart the world as it’s understood online, should be informing you.  You should at least consider the possibility that you need to be informed.

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Kelly Sikkema

Article 17 will heavily favour the promotion of mainstream media.  Independent voices will lose the opportunity to include portions of copyrighted media, and this could mean a “talking head” style of video on YouTube rather than video containing the freedoms we enjoy now.  All art and video would be required to be free of copyrighted material, which I think is a practical impossibility.

There are creators who thrive on the “remix” of media images or industry music or PC games.  Formerly, they were smart enough to make a living doing that, and exceptionally.  Their opportunities are going to disappear.

The outcome of Article 17 in the EU is only just beginning to take shape, but there will be changes for Facebook and Twitter and YouTube that Article 13 is necessitating, the requirement to filter content video users upload.  Users on the Internet, with the support of the infrastructure of YouTube and Google, will have to strategize differently once Article 17 goes into effect.  It is a sea change.

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