posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 09:29 PM
To continue my point;
I don't see this as useless whining, first world problems (although it certainly looks that way, but because of the larger picture and lots of
conspiratory, inhuman movement happening, it is more than that - a "first-world-problem" would be someone not saying 'have a nice day' when you
think they should have, or someone saying something in the internet that you don't like), or complaining about a free service without a right to do
There is something sinister going on, and I think it's only right to point it out. Youtube is like a guy that comes to bother you every time you
visit a certain store chain that you have found to be very useful and entertaining, and even otherwise valuable to you. The guy stops you in your
tracks, doesn't let you go further, until you answer his questions.
You don't even know the guy, but he asks things like:
"Hey, what's your phone number? Look, if you don't give me your phone number, burglars will rape your house and steal your firstborn! Now, can I
have your phone number?"
He will ask this almost every time, while also showing you dull corporate clip-art designed to raise FEAR in you, so that you would be coerced into
giving the phone number.
Then he suddenly pops up from nowhere again just when you are opening a book to see what it's about, or trying to say a comment to someone.
"Hey, would you like to use a better name than your anonymity-protecting handle that you are now using? How about stripping completely naked and
shouting your home address and bank number to everyone here, while we all record it to video and broadcast it to millions of people? No? Well, when
would you like to change your name? There are even more options open to you! Btw, how would you like to sign up for this excellent, dubious service? I
am not going to take a no for an answer!"
Then you give him some answers just to try to get rid of him, and eventually end up going to a different store, where a similar guy will ask the same
thing again, and he only gives nonsensical replies to you - and you don't even want to be hassled by this intrusive, disruptive moron who doesn't
know how to leave people alone, but you can't do anything in the store until you do.
And every time you go to another store, and try to say a comment to someone, the guy pops up again with the same questions! Only if you tell him
"come back later, I really want to answer all your intrusive and inappropriate questions at a later time", he will leave - for awhile.
A week later, he's back.
Then he starts changing his tone.
Now the question "would you like to" has been changed to "you should". Gosh! He is not taking a 'no' for an answer!
After awhile, the question has been changed into suggestion, then into recommendation, then into a strong recommendation, and finally...
"HEY! You MUST use this useless, dubious service, or you are not allowed to come here and talk to anyone anymore! You can still browse around, but
you won't be able to say anything to anyone!"
I mean, what's next? Youtube will find a way to hack to all internet transactions, and starts interrupting EVERYTHING you do, even your ATS posting?
Every once in awhile it's :"HEY! Stop writing that, this is more important! Give me all your private info and join google plus! It's good for ya!
It's easier than typing some messages to ATS!"..
Just because it's "free", doesn't mean that no one has the right to point out intrusive, inappropriate behaviour that it does. Just because
someone beats you up for free, doesn't mean you can't complain about it!
Besides, you are complaining about someone, although you are also using a free service, as someone already pointed out... why is it that it's
perfectly alright to use a free service to complain that someone is complaining about a feature or behaviour of free service?
At least the complainer here is not trying to get your phone number, address, 'real name', or any other private information from you. I'd reckon
that kind of behaviour is universally creepy from strangers, and it's completely unethical and inappropriate coming from corporations.
They have no need to know it, and we have no obligation to divulge it. Sure, we don't have to use their "free" services, but they don't also have
to be such a es es holes, either!
If there was a viable alternative to youtube, that would NOT do these things, and was NOT controlled by 'legal system' and it's corrupt
corporations (can there ever be any other kind?), then that argument would have a bit of a basis. But as long as that is not the case, it's
incredibly short-sighted and insulting to say that no one should complain about youtube's intrusive coercion tactics.
I never wanted google plus, and I won't be coerced or intimidated into using it. Talking about those tactics is completely valid and being angry
about it is completely natural, it's not whining.