Well said. I agree that the intent of COPPA by itself is good, however the execution between Google and the FTC is pretty unreal. This will be the last platform any content creator in the U.S. will want to turn to. Possible fines for mis-categorization and also demonitzation for videos that are deemed to essentially be child appropriate. Even if they are clearly marked as adult content! This is going to hurt a lot of content creators that live here in the states.I am genuinely curious though how this will affect those international? Can't imagine that Google (or the FTC for that matter) are going to try to pursue charges outside the U.S. Google would probably get hit with the fine instead for videos posted outside the U.S. which is why I mention them. Will they geo-lock YouTube to the U.S. to better manage this? Hopefully not, although who knows?
I'm very much doubting it. They seem pretty stupid for people who are supposed to be smart.
In the early days on Cup of Linux, I had twitter and facebook accounts tied to the channel. I have my reasons for LEAVING social media... at least having my own .com gives me more control. I do not miss the drama associated with those platforms!
When I started into Social Media, my goals were so simple. What I could never understand is why those very basic goals were so hard to achieve. You are right about the drama. Most of the drama is pretty stupid, if you ask me!
Facebook can be a platform that houses many petty people but it can also be used for connections. Most people don't like Mark Zuckerburg and his business practices of course. The platform has had its share of issues for years. Unfortunately sometimes you have to go where the people are, though. I've only been using it for a few years.