Sean Kerrigan, publisher/creator of the SGTReport schools us on the latest shoptalk about the Google ‘Adpocalypse’, which has gutted his life and mine, as well as that of many thousands of others, who helped make YouTube more popular than any other video platform on the planet.
Although it behaves like one, YouTube is not a public utility, even if it is the second largest search engine in the world. Content curators and creators must seriously begin moving to another platform; one which is not actively seeking out to destroy our businesses.
Steemit is the new platform recommended by Kerrigan and by others I know. The trade-off is terrifying. A new platform, with relatively no traffic, compared to the billions of people who make Google- and YouTube searches and uploads, every day.
The heydey of the alt media on Google/YouTube is clearly over and we must step lively! America has become a full-blown Corporatist hellscape. Our erstwhile friendly Internet conglomerates are focused on putting us out of business, not just by demonetizing our advertising but with the algorithmic filtering of search results, the filtering of emailed newsletters directly into Spam, the blocking of hyperlinks within newsletters and the mass involuntary unsubscribes to our distribution lists, all of which with I’ve fought daily for almost 7 years.
In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential run, Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet and the current face of Silicon Valley touted Google’s recent tests to combat so-called trolling (that would be any information on which Anderson Cooper would not report); “I’m absolutely convinced that these questions about validity, good information, bad information, will be sorted out. There’s a straightforward technological solution to an evil behavior. It’s easy to do, we did it, it can be replicated. And there’ll be more such solutions.” In November 2016, Google announced a new project (aka algorithm) to automatically “Fact-Check” news in real time.
I’d love to see THAT Fact-O-Meter!
SGTReport’s Kerrigan makes an analogy, here between Google-YouTube and the sickening power of the Crown of the United Kingdom, using a clip of Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau’s totally barfworthy Oath of Office:
“I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, her heirs and successors…” (It goes on, beyond ad nauseum but you get the picture). The Crown technically owns 1/6th of Planet Earth’s land and it can seize the mineral wealth beneath the properties of all so-called landowners in Commonwealth Countries and only be responsible for replacing what they dig- or drill out from beneath your house with soil.
I’ve heard a rumor that the US was sold to the Crown in the 1930s and that the US is, in reality no longer functioning under US Constitutional Law but under Admiralty Law, as vassal state of the UK. I need to investigate the unimpeachable veracity of this rumor – but it is certainly NOT an open fact, if true. Conversely, in Canada, Australia and in a handful of other “countries”, the Queen remains the titular Head of State, her head is on the Commonwealth currencies and her corporation, the Crown, owns ALL of that land!
Are you lot OK with this?