Thursday, January 03, 2008

In Loving Memory of "Broadcast Yourself"

I watch DaleATL2's videos, and have done since I started going on youtube. He used to say this thing in his videos along the lines of 'youtube, where real people entertain real people', which I always thought was a great way of putting things, and summed up the way youtube was back then.

He recently became a partner and his banner (below) says 'In Loving Memory of "Broadcast Yourself"'. I checked it, and that strapline really has gone from the youtube logo/identity.

How sad.

8 comments:

BadAlbert said...

I hadn't noticed it had gone from the logo, but it's still on the page label, like this one says 'blogger: paperlilies: the blog! - post a comment'. Maybe that'll disappear too. What does it mean, that it is no longer about broadcasting yourself? If it isn't then what is it about? If that signals a deliberate move away from that whole ethos then I think they are making a crucial mistake. No company or brand is guaranteed in perpetuity, more than one has made the mistake of thinking otherwise and it costs them in the end. Whether it's clothes, jewelry, sportswear, or digital media like YouTube, the basic principles remain. Number 1 being 'piss on the customer at your peril'.

Amjan said...

Offtopic:
I've just noticed your 'Recent Visitors Map'. It illustrates what I have already told you [in "I bought a Blythe"] - clearly, people in South Africa demonstrate their disapproval of you buying stupid expensive dolls with blue hair and they aren't visiting your blog as a revenge.
What's more, people from Burkina Faso aren't visiting your blog either. I wonder how you offended them...
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And on the subject:
I YouTube will ever stop fulfilling the needs of the people (and vloggers like you) then there will emerge an alternative that will live off their mistakes.
(And even though YT is for free, the customer--service-provider relation functions by the same principles.)
I know it wouldn't be the most wanted/best solution, but... you have to realize... nothing lasts forever, and neither will YT - at least in the form we know it today.

Thomayus said...

Feeling nostalgic? Shit has happened, thats the end of that era really.

lts said...

If two years makes an era, then the "YouTube Era" was the shortest in human recorded history.
Nothing stays the same.

Anonymous said...

It still says it in the page title. He's/you're right though, I am Google-wary, I'm about to get rid of my Gmail.

After the demise of youtube, someone else will come up with something after a while. If no one does, then I will. Clearly there's money to be made, just it needs to be run by internet users and not entrepreneurs.

Did anyone else notice that AskJeeves got rid of Jeeves . . .

bikenik said...

Paperlilies said herself on this blog that she was not the same 'shy' or 'nervous' girl or whatever word she used to described herself in her past videos. She said that person was 'gone for good' or words to that effect.

If Paperlilies can evolve so too can YouTube...

Anonymous said...

It's definately way more difficult to find the people that are content creators and average joe's now, and it's becoming increasingly less easy to find them... that said, the community itself is thriving despite this fact. Love live YouTubia!

Heather said...

They re-added it!
Rejoice!