Greetings, readers. My fascination with YouTube grows more and more every day. Very rarely have I typed something into the search box and found zero results. And believe me, I have typed in a lot of things. This medium has proved invaluable during my practices for my Beatles performance. I simply typed in the name of a song, added the words “with lyrics” at the end, and voila, up popped exactly what I wanted.
Such things that I have searched for include concert clips of my favorite rock bands, short videos of other people’s flight simulations
doings, videos about old cars (yes, I’m an old car buff) and oddly enough, one video from Bear Springs Camps in Maine.
I have recently made attempts to create my own short videos to post on YouTube. Well, something is going amiss in my computer, because every time I make a video and play it back to see how it looks, the audio and my mouth don’t sync up. Before I put any videos up on YouTube I must figure out a solution. (If there is anyone out there who can help me with this, it would be greatly appreciated. Jake, hint hint.)
I’ve often thought about what YouTube will do next. It seemed not too long ago a person could only put on there a video ten minutes in length or shorter. They must have solved that problem because I’ve watched full length KISS concerts roughly an hour-and-half long. It is much nicer than trying to load ten segments and then watch them. However, something I am finding when I download a full Beatles LP, for example, is invariably two or three days later it has been removed due to copyright infringements. As I understand it a person gets three warnings about copyright infringements before their account is closed permanently. I guess for movies and specials, businesses like Netflix and Hulu have nothing to worry about just yet.
What would I love to see on YouTube? I would thoroughly enjoy seeing full length classic football and baseball games. They can go ahead and buy the rights. I’m sure they are for sale for the right price. Also, I would enjoy seeing rare shows and films. There are a couple of titles I can’t seem to find anywhere.
What do I not want to see on YouTube ever? Porn, even soft. We have enough of that already in other media channels. YouTube is fun, informative, and can be very addicting. Believe me I know. I’ve sat at my computer many an evening watching vids, as they are called.
Next time, my thoughts on Facebook. Until then, take care, have a good day and happy reading.