Just thought I would post here to say that, yes, I did remove all my videos. Sorry about all the broken links, etc. Life goes on.
Why did I delete my YouTube account?
1. Google bothers me.
I swear, the only reason Google has not failed as a company is because they make so much money selling ads that they’re simply able to buy their way out of their mediocrity and regularly unhinged malarkey. From the, “change for the sake of change” that continues to make their services worse (Gmail in particular), to how they can’t even be arsed to properly curate YouTube Kids (despite being an extraordinary wealthy company), Google disappoints me over, and over, and over again. Top it all off with how gross and slimy they are when it comes to privacy, they’re just not a company I wish to support. Sadly, I have practically everything tied to my Google account, so it may well be impossible for me to De-Google entirely at this point…
2. I really don’t like making videos anyway.
Meh, there are just so many other things I would like to do with my time. Couple that with the fact that no one cares anyway and, well, why bother? It’s not like I was posting useful tutorials or whatnot and there’s plenty of content on every topic imaginable anyway. The world does not need me to make videos! 🙂
3. YouTube kinda sucks now, eh?
Seriously, it’s so full of complete and utter bullshit that there’s really only a tiny microcosm of useful or relevant content now. Also, it’s neigh unwatchable without using ad blocking software of some type too; I understand that bandwidth/hosting is expensive and that content creators deserve to be paid, but it’s really gone too far. The same can be said about our the satellite TV, where broadcasters have stooped so low as to put banner ads over the show. Truly, the current incarnation of the advertisement industry is a blight upon humanity… I digress. YouTube, it jumped the shark several years ago.
Anyway, I thought I would post this here so that it was visible on the side bar. Have fun!