Tech, Comedy, and Everything in Between
Back in 2009, I started the YouTube channel “AnthonyGVideos.” I made it to share my thoughts on technology and to get my voice out there. It was a time when if you worked really hard, you could gain a decent viewership. The YouTube community, while still trying to make money, really was just doing it for the fun of it. YouTube comments were easy to read, and feedback was easily heard. The great part about it was I never felt like I was talking to a brick wall. Most of my videos would get 300-500 views, because the platform allowed for users to discover new people. It was really fun.
Fast forward to today, it seems YouTube is on a downward slope. It’s harder than ever to get noticed, and even big YouTubers are noticing a rapid decline. Google+ just makes it so hard to find actual engaging conversations because it only puts comments that get the most attention at the top, and most the time, they’re just trolls that get these mass amounts of idiots responding. Now I’m lucky if over 30 people watch my videos. Don’t get me wrong, you have no idea how much I appreciate the people who take time out of their day to watch or read my posts, but it just doesn’t feel fun anymore.
I don’t know if it’s just that I’m getting older, and I’m more concerned about finances, my education, and the future, but making content on my blog here, GeekOnIn, and the YouTube channel, I just have very little motivation to do so. It just really makes me wish I could go back to those days where it really felt like YouTube and Twitter were there to help the community, where you could find new people, and the existing people could still be found. Now, it just feels like they’re trying to make the most money they can by only promoting a certain group of people, and everyone else seems to be losing.
I’m not going anywhere; I’m certainly not leaving the internet. Partly because we just got FiOS, and it’s fantastic, but mainly because the internet is a fascinating place all around. So I guess if you want to hear more about what I have to say about things, stay tuned to my Twitter account.
I feel I’ve rambled on a bit too long.
I don’t know what happened in the past week, but something hit me, and I started to really get into Microsoft services. In order:
You’re probably wondering what drugs I’m on to be using IE and Bing.
First of all, I don’t do drugs. Second of all, IE is not as bad as you think. Okay, that makes it sound bad. It’s very good. And it makes text look really smooth on any device. And it’s nothing like it used to be. It’s much faster and just does things really well. So honestly, give IE a good try, as long as it’s IE 11. I can’t really speak for anything else.
Oh and Bing is honestly just as good as Google. Much more cleaner. Although I’ll admit, sometimes the results aren’t as good, it’s still much more pleasing to the eye. That, and I get free money to Amazon through their rewards program. I’ve even shown some people side-by-side results of Bing and Google, and most of the time, they pick Bing. Try it yourself at http://www.bingiton.com/
Don’t be closed minded, and give Microsoft a fair shake. They’re not that bad.
This is a short film I made as a final project in my Studio in Video class in high school. We had to create a one minute video describing us, and this is what I came up with. I named it The Final Cut because it’s both my final film I’ll ever make in Studio in Video, or in high school because I graduated, and two, a final cut is the final version of a film. I’m clever. Support Me on Patreon! http://ift.tt/1cSnvVt Links: My Blog - http://ift.tt/17KYus3 GeekOnIn News and Views - http://geekonin.com Google+ - http://ift.tt/11wlkKB Twitter - http://ift.tt/17KYuIh
This is a short film I made as a final project in my Studio in Video class in high school. We had to create a one minute video describing us, and this is what I came up with. I named it The Final Cut because it’s both my final film I’ll ever make in Studio in Video, or in high school because I graduated, and two, a final cut is the final version of a film. I’m clever.
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