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    YouTubers have created a whole new genre of entertainment. These self-produced vloggers and videographers make money sharing their lives with others. There is a consistent lifecycle that most of these creators experience though – from happiness and energy to depression and self-evaluation.


    It Starts with a Fake Persona

    Most YouTubers are excited full of life when they get on the screen. They create a fake persona for themselves that is an augmented version of reality. On camera, they appear lively and energetic because that is what the audience off wants to see. In time though, that fake persona becomes a heavyweight to bear. What they must do to keep it going is very difficult both on a personal level and as a small business. It is these major influencers, folks who are affecting our whole society and world for that matter. It is messing with a perception of reality far from the actual world most folks live with. Profiting from sponsorships and telling the rest of us how we are lacking in every turn. As viewers we are seduced in watching semi pornographic images of sex and marketing materialism. Each video is a business message that makes it possible.


    I am reminded that psychologists tell us that porn video aren't generally the kind of sex most of us get and have damaged the way we treat each other ; why would we think that YouTubers pimping, pumping out these influencing videos aren't warping our own society loaded with marketing and materialism?


    What are your thoughts?
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    I love Dylan and his videos. He can't compete. He complains all the time about it. he is furious that boobs beat quality boats video every time.

    His metrics do not stoke the youtube algorithm leaving his pockets empty. His hat is always out.
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    furious?
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    furious?
    angry and disappointed. His videos do not get the views despite being near BBC quality in a measure of video poetry.
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    ^ exactly! I hope that Dylan stops by!
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    I don't see youtube as how we see ourselves, I see it as a picture into other viewpoints and distant travel in places I may never see. It is just as easy to turn off as the TV.
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    I use YouTube for music videos and various how-to reels: cooking, fixits, etc.

    Some of the RWW trolls I encounter on the web seem to regard it as the primary source of rants by Jordan Peterson, Russell Brand, and other popular nutjobs.

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    This YouTube of mine has over 60K views



    Not one of my best videos hmmmmmmm I wonder why this has TWICE as many views and my next most viewed videos, which by the way is similar subject
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    Fans of Xyla Foxlin: have you seen her latest video? Just another, seemingly common, tale of physicians ignoring what their patients are telling them.
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    This one, which I personally think is a much better video in production and subject has just 63 views, Why ?

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    Must be bots.

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    I saw a vid on wiring a sub-panel. Thousands of likes. Two pages into the comments and actual electrician described how dangerous it was not to have a ground to the main. Getting rid of downvotes was dumb and dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wine47 View Post
    I don't see youtube as how we see ourselves, I see it as a picture into other viewpoints and distant travel in places I may never see. It is just as easy to turn off as the TV.
    It is not TV.

    Accept that every time you watch a video you are analyzed. What you may think you like is being shaped by the AI. It would be foolish to think you are making your own choices, rather are being shaped.

    Take note of your wormholes. Your mind is being opened to those choices. Not unlike a way Trumpian folks fell for a subversion of democracy via FOX new and the connections that folks Alex Jones and Q opened- what one consumes is compounded and what one becomes.

    It was these arguments this week that made many folks reconsider TiC TOK. Only the highly ranked creators and heavy users were saying that it wasn't a bother. Same crap Facebook/META says about their content.
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    I don't click on any RWW crap, because the algorithm starts dishing out similar rubbish.

    I can see how the addicts blow their own bubbles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    This YouTube of mine has over 60K views



    Not one of my best videos hmmmmmmm I wonder why this has TWICE as many views and my next most viewed videos, which by the way is similar subject
    When folks here click on your video - they can expect more videos of boobs in pools in their YouTube queue. A weaker mind will fall into the wormhole that is. Where it ends - nobody knows; likely porn or a Tesla site.
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    You can't make stupid illegal, and there is a lot of stupid about………...

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    [QUOTE=Ted Hoppe;6828039]It is not TV.

    Accept that every time you watch a video you are analyzed. What you may think you like is being shaped by the AI. It would be foolish to think you are making your own choices, rather are being shaped.

    Take note of your wormholes. Your mind is being opened to those choices. Not unlike a way Trumpian folks fell for a subversion of democracy via FOX new and the connections that folks Alex Jones and Q opened- what one consumes is compounded and what one becomes.


    I understand that what you choose to watch on YouTube gets promoted to suggested videos - but like I said you don't have to participate - ie, turn it off as like your TV. How hard is that to understand?

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    [QUOTE=Wine47;6828055]
    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    It is not TV.

    Accept that every time you watch a video you are analyzed. What you may think you like is being shaped by the AI. It would be foolish to think you are making your own choices, rather are being shaped.

    Take note of your wormholes. Your mind is being opened to those choices. Not unlike a way Trumpian folks fell for a subversion of democracy via FOX new and the connections that folks Alex Jones and Q opened- what one consumes is compounded and what one becomes.


    I understand that what you choose to watch on YouTube gets promoted to suggested videos - but like I said you don't have to participate - ie, turn it off as like your TV. How hard is that to understand?
    Because that is not how it works. Psychologists and programmers have determined how to get to you and manipulate you to stay or return. Endless scrolling you do does not happen randomly. Nor does most of your other choices on the internet. What part of that do you not understand; everyone is subject to sophisticated mental suggestions. If they catch your eye and attention; they have access to your mind and influence choices you can make. Where you go on to think, believe or want does not matter as long as you are kept interested.
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    ted, this is really breakthrough stuff, you need to warn people about this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    ted, this is really breakthrough stuff, you need to warn people about this
    I know you are pulling my leg with that comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    This YouTube of mine has over 60K views



    Not one of my best videos hmmmmmmm I wonder why this has TWICE as many views and my next most viewed videos, which by the way is similar subject
    The captions are in Portuguese, that's different!

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    [QUOTE=Ted Hoppe;6828057]
    Quote Originally Posted by Wine47 View Post

    Because that is not how it works. Psychologists and programmers have determined how to get to you and manipulated you to stay. Endless scrolling you do does not happen randomly. Nor does most of your other choices on the internet. What part of that do you not understand; everyone is subject to sophisticated mental suggestions. If they catch your eye and attention; they have access to your mind.

    Simple, I choose to watch what I wish to watch. I watch sailing videos, motorsports, bike travels, small home construction, Meidas Touch political news, boat building, eagle nests webcams, cat rescues - I feed feral cats "Oh No".

    I find it easy to select what I want to watch - maybe you do not.

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    [QUOTE=Wine47;6828061]
    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post


    Simple, I choose to watch what I wish to watch. I watch sailing videos, motorsports, bike travels, small home construction, Meidas Touch political news, boat building, eagle nests webcams, cat rescues - I feed feral cats "Oh No".

    I find it easy to select what I want to watch - maybe you do not.
    Believe what you want. Obviously you are too clever to get caught up on any online trickery and Google/YouTube have your best interests in mind.

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    The great Steve Wallis has two goals. Go outside and camp. Drink beer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    I'm glad this has become a thread where I can share my favorite Youtubers.
    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Pauli B serves up great street photography interviews.

    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    I'm glad this has become a thread where I can share my favorite Youtubers.
    you got any steven segal ****?
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    Great. Now i have Yeadon countryman camper spice to my boats, motorbikes, boobs in pool and peterson rants into my algorithms youtube shopping preferences. F'ing AI. Thanks Tim.

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    There's some Howard Stern stuff where SNL'ers come on and describe how Steven Segal was the worst guest ever. Or maybe it was to Bill Maher? That topic has been suggested to me about a hundred times. I'm sure you've already seen it.
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    yes i have seen that clip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    Pauli B serves up great street photography interviews.

    Thanks Yadon, you're right, of course.
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