We need new alternatives and they’ll serve us well, won’t they?

Websites like Google Plus, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, Tumblr, and many others are the “big” sites that “everybody” uses. Perhaps we need more alternatives to the mainstream. Let’s take a look at how alternatives can make everything better:

With more options people will have the freedom to make more choices. As it stands, people are (nearly) forced to use YouTube if they ever want their videos online to get much attention. If you want microblogging you are stuck pretty much with Twitter and Tumblr. While some alternatives exist, they are not stacking up to these greedy monopolies (talking about Google here, yes), despite the simplicity in designing and programming such a site, and the wide-array of innovative new features that could be added to go beyond, for example, YouTube (a new form of video responses/video replies comes as one example to mind, as well as a renovated inbox/messaging system to share videos/text with others). We need someone to break the shackles and dare to stand against the monopolies and try and give better features for users, and create better communities and experiences.

Is Bethany Mota a smoker and a liar?

Bethany Mota is a famous young girl who has some secrets apparently. Bethany Mota, a YouTube fashionista who grew popular from hauling videos, clearly isn’t seen or heard of to be a smoker … that’s the thing. Do any of Bethany Mota’s fans know that she does/did smoke? Does Bethany Mota smoke? What about her real age? Some research shows something is certainly off about her information, especially in these pictures:

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Clearly this isn’t what people would imagine from such a squeaky clean image she has, that she’d be inhaling in tobacco products or worse and act as if she’s pure and beautiful.

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Also, according to the young star’s OkCupid profile she’s 19 … she must’ve got her birthday wrong? Her Wikipedia states that she should still be 18, as far in as to June of 2014:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethany_Mota

Why would her Wikipedia say she’s 18 and take her date from a reliable source, but her own profile on OkCupid that she made herself states she’s 19? Is her birthday really wrong and who got it wrong?

There’s also that other … er … thing about her saying she’s a smoker. Well, she wrote that she’s trying to quit, but that means she smokes regardless. It comes as a surprise because she never mentions it in her videos … or the fact that she likes Super Smash Bros. either:

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So either everyone knows Bethany Mota smokes, puffs the magic dragon of formaldehyde and doesn’t talk about it, and her birthday is wrong … or something is wrong with her information and people don’t know these things about her. Perhaps she’s hiding the fact that she smokes from her fans to not be a bad influence? Maybe she’s really a little older and gave false info saying she’s younger? Who knows.

But it looks with like Bethany Mota’s smoker/smoking habits … she may need some “Mota-vation” herself.

Google has destroyed & killed YouTube!

Thanks to the new social integration (AKA death and destruction) of Google Plus & YouTube, it seems apparent that Google seeks to ruin the YouTube experience yet again for its massive user base. This time, however, may be the last straw for some. Google now expects all YouTube users to integrate to Google Plus, a choice not so optional to those who just seek to have a YouTube account itself.

It seems Google is crying out for social media integration, hoping to integrate both sites’ data, and, according to some, collect more information from people. It is virtually required to provide a phone number to create a simple Google account, and Google Plus requires that you use a real name, or however you can get away with giving a fake one. Before 2025 you may be required to give DNA, photo ID, and other identity tracking information so they can contact the feds to chase after you in a heart beat, or get the cops to get a subpoena on you for copyright infringement faster. Or maybe Google just wants to be your friend, who knows, right? What we do know is that a lot of YouTube users absolutely hate the new comment system that Google has brought upon on the site, ending the simple write and go, CAPTCHA check, and confirm style that once existed. Now you are automatically marked to share any posts by default to your Google Plus profile feed, unless explicity unmarked. You also can’t simply reply to comments anymore, as now you must reference users with the + sign, or go through some other similar hassle to get the same things done as before.

According to what I could find about this from Will Burns,

The entire point of Google+ is less about a Social Media network and more about building an authentic cross-service identity. So if you’re gaming the system, or using fake names, then you might end up at the bottom of the comment threads by default because your identity carries no weight or relevance (so it’s beneficial to build a public reputation).

So it is evident that Google wants authentic cross-service identity. In other words they want your real name, real credentials, and want to terminate your anonymity. Whoo to that, right? Nobody gets their share of anonymity on the internet anymore is the road this seems to be going down.

Is it time to say “big brother” yet?

YouTube removes video responses from site … why???!!!!

YouTube has removed the video response feature it once had on its site for many a great years.

Source: http://youtubecreator.blogspot.com/2013/08/so-long-video-responsesnext-up-better.html

But I have some concerns … the click-through rate is only four out of every million, and I can give reasons for that:

    • 1.The thumbnails in the video response boxes were too small, and didn’t stand out enough.

      2.There was not enough promotion in regards to the video response feature.

      3.The video response feature didn’t have monetization features along with it.

  • Basically, YouTube removed the featured because Google can’t bank the bucks off of it, and it’s really easy to get rid of something that could have once been than to waste time improving it for the good of all. YouTube’s cheap way out instead of making adjustments doesn’t baffle me at all.

    Now the small YouTube users can’t get their publication alongside the big YouTuber’s videos, and you can pretty much say good bye to that opportunity now.

    Does Christina Grimmie hate gays because of her religious beliefs?

    Christina Grimmie is quite the upcoming, popular artist(who is not gay by the way). She has been involved with Selena Gomez, Disney, MTV, has over a million YouTube subscribers and views, etc. But is it worth pointing out that her very beliefs encourage the hatred of gays, or that she is contradicting herself for her very own outward projecting, self-opinionated sense of self? Let’s break it down and see… First of all, let’s quote this here from the Bible:

    1 Corinthians 6:9-10 New International Version (NIV) 9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men[a] 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

    In layman’s terms, that means this, to be blunt: If you are gay you will not inherit the kingdom of God, AKA you will not go to heaven. According to this girl she claims that Christina Grimmie says she’s a “nondenominational Christian”, and that her favorite book is the Bible, the very book that quotes the aforementioned statement above: PROOF2 Source URL for image validity: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110624141416AAoU7Ay That pretty much sums up the most obvious questioning title of this post, but let’s keep the ball rolling while we’re at it. On her Wikifeet, a user quoted a response Christina apparently gave in to his questioning or request if she would post pictures of her feet. Here is the image for proof: PROOFF1 And here is the URL for proof of the page: http://www.wikifeet.com/christina_grimmie (You will need to scroll down to see Weese’s post and quote) Weese says, quote,

    This is a complete WIN! She has been opposed to ever showing feet in a video, or on twitter. When I asked her on twitter several several months back, if she would show her feet, she said “Sorry dude, but no. Why would I post a picture of my bare feet so guys can marvel over them in a weird fashion? >_____>” But now we get to see your big beautiful feet.

    , and quote. According to Weese’s post Christina Grimmie automatically assumed the request to see her feet would be

    “so guys can marvel over them in a weird fashion?”

    Did Christina purportedly assume that only guys would marvel over them because she expects only males to be attracted to her, as a female, and as being heterosexual? Is Christina saying that foot fetishes are “weird”, possibly shaming or disgracing people who are naturally born attracted to feet, such as by, perhaps, calling foot fetishists abnormal? Or did she assume males because she deep down, first assumed a male would normally be attracted to her feet because she believes males should be attracted to females, and vice-versa, opposing homosexuality? She never considered that another girl, foot fetish or not, would marvel “in a weird fashion” over them. Could this just be coincidence, ignorance, inconsideration, or secretive anti-gay thoughts she’s covering up? I can already see this post is not the first to raise concern over her possible anti-gay feelings: http://tiny.cc/AntiGayGrimmie Christina Grimmie’s beliefs may seem subtle and unimportant, but when we analyze the depths behind that religion we come to a further possible conclusion that Christina Grimmie is contradicting her own beliefs, whether or not she hates homosexuals, by reading and believing the Bible, which is against homosexuality.