https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9FUgzAJun4"It's like people only do things because they get paid, and that's just really sad." -Garth Algar
...and now with this new COPPA BS they will be pushing even more YouTube celebrities away! Smooth move, EX-LAX!
Seriously... who's going to want to post any content on that platform after that? Google with their statement of "mostly kids" using their platform. They just single-handedly annihilated their own platform. I'm sure with the recent change to monetization for current content creators they were making quite a bit from it too. Google is going to lose a lot over their PR mistake. They should start focusing on not running their mouths for their other platforms before they cut off any other trace of revenue smh.I understand that they earn revenue from a variety of different platforms and products, so they won't go under from this. However, it was definitely an avoidable and costly mistake.
I have not left... I am still here and I am monitoring the forums. Lately I have been doing more with Android than on Linux. Between my job, volunteer work and other activities; I am stumped for show ideas and focusing my efforts in areas I feel are more beneficial. I am not gone forever. When some inspiration hits, I will consider making new videos. YouTube keeps changing the algorithms to benefit the BIG companies and it is hurting the smaller shows financially, that means independent content creators must work 10x as hard for less of a return for time invested, it is as unsettling as it is discouraging. Sorry if I am ranting, I have been going through a little depression lately but rest assured I still think of you guys and wish you all well...