Monday, November 10, 2008

YouTube Challenge

It's funny because it's true!

So far, this is the only good content they have:
  • Copywritten content that hasn't been taken down or is distributed freely (National Geographic, etc) or has been imported from other sites (the Onion, Cracked)
  • Awesome lectures (Beyond Belief, TED, etc)
  • Movie/video game trailers
  • Music videos (except the live versions, which are inevitably horrible)
  • News clips that are so egregiously stupid that they're hilarious
  • Adorably cute animals
  • Actually good original stuff (Angry Video Game Nerd, Ask a Ninja)
But I would be remiss if I didn't mention the filth that populates 99% of YouTube:
  • YouTube Poop (seriously, stop it)
  • Rickrolls and other fake videos (and almost any internet meme)
  • Clips/photos set to music (i.e. Linkin Park and/or Soulja Boy)
  • Home videos (aka pointing a camera at a wall for an hour and uploading the result)
  • Video blogging (suffers from the dual vices of looking terrible and sounding worse)

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