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I thought the fact that a webcomic I've enjoyed for years is no longer working and may be unfixable was scary.

TURNS OUT SOMETHING EVEN WORSE IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNzimCH4e_k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwDrHOe43E
https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=jNzimCH4e_k&event=video_description&redir_token=OkfkPCSjNPLkftwvZt_kejh-N1R8MTU3NDQ2ODMyN0AxNTc0MzgxOTI3&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.change.org%2Fp%2Fyoutubers-and-viewers-unite-against-ftc-regulation

I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD AND THE ENTIRE INTERNET IS GOING TO BE AFFECTED BY THIS!!!! THIS IS PROBABLY THE END OF YOUTUBE! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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pathvain_aelien
Nov. 22nd, 2019 12:52 am (UTC)
Youtube isn't going anywhere, don't worry.
matt1993
Nov. 22nd, 2019 12:59 am (UTC)
Even if YouTube doesn't go anywhere, a LOT of the channels I like will!!!!!

And the last time a YouTube channel I was interested in said that they were "in trouble" and might have to go on hiatus, they still haven't come back from said hiatus. *actually checks* Wait, apparently they did come back finally? Huh. Well, I'm still scared though.

Also, I found this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0veLrwd9CK4
pathvain_aelien
Nov. 23rd, 2019 06:19 pm (UTC)
You don't know that, you are overreacting because you are upset.

And the fact that the other one did should reassure you that you have nothing to worry about.
matt1993
Nov. 25th, 2019 04:50 am (UTC)
You don't know that, you are overreacting because you are upset.

Because I may have something to be upset over.

And the fact that the other one did should reassure you that you have nothing to worry about.

Well, it did come back, but it took a LONG time for it to come back, so it probably only came back either because they had a LOT of donations from fans or something (which was probably difficult if it took so long), or because maybe YouTube changed their algorithms after the fact (which I doubt). So how do I know that this new thing WON'T lead to YouTube channels I watch going on hiatus or going down??? And what of DeviantArt???
pathvain_aelien
Nov. 25th, 2019 07:14 pm (UTC)
No, you don't.

Because it most likely won't. And you can't be upset over something that is a future hypothetical situation.

Do whatever you want on DeviantArt, it's not going anywhere.
matt1993
Nov. 22nd, 2019 01:02 am (UTC)
They're apparently doing all of this because a couple of years ago there were a lot of videos of kid-friendly characters like Spider-Man and Elsa doing non-kid-friendly things, and kids were apparently able to see them, and YouTube didn't do anything about it for a while so now COPPA is doing something about it but their definition of "for kids" is so vague that it's going to ruin everything.

I feel like now I have to go to DeviantArt (since apparently it also affects the rest of the Internet) and save EVERYTHING on there that I've wanted to save, TODAY, just in case this leads to those being taken down!
pathvain_aelien
Nov. 23rd, 2019 06:18 pm (UTC)
You don't have to worry about it, seriously.
matt1993
Nov. 27th, 2019 04:48 am (UTC)
If this is nothing to worry about, then why is everyone on YouTube worried about it???

When exactly does this COPPA thing go into effect? If I knew that, I'd know when to stop worrying (or start worrying more)...
pathvain_aelien
Nov. 29th, 2019 07:22 pm (UTC)
Everyone on Youtube ISN'T worried about it. Remember the perception thing. Just because you see it, doesn't mean it represents the whole.

"But YouTubers seem confused about what these things mean in practice and why Google has implemented them. As a result, many are unintentionally spreading misinformation about children’s privacy law. Some claim that YouTube will have to ban certain types of content, such as videos about the popular game Roblox. Others, from food bloggers to a capella artists, worry that YouTube will have to disable all personalized advertising on a video just because a child may watch it. One commenter even said that she will have to start “swearing like a sailor” and incorporate more “adult” conversations into her videos in order to avoid being covered by COPPA. Searching for “end of our YouTube channel” on the site reveals a number of content creators informing their loyal viewers that COPPA and the settlement may be the end of YouTube as they know it.

That’s not what COPPA does. Under this law, companies with content directed to children under 13 must inform parents what information they collect from kids and obtain parental permission before they collect it. So the content creators complaining that the law prohibits all personalized advertising are simply misinformed—and spreading that misinformation."
matt1993
Nov. 29th, 2019 10:00 pm (UTC)
1) What site did that information come from? Just wondering.

2) I hope you're right about what COPPA will do.

3) Even if you're right about what COPPA itself will do, the fact that so many people on YouTube are panicking about it and think it might be the end of their channel means that a large number of them (likely including some that I like) are probably going to delete their channels because they think it's a big deal and they want to boycott YouTube/Google/COPPA. And since this applies to the whole Internet and not just YouTube, a lot of people will probably do the same on DeviantArt too.

4) I still don't know if it's in effect yet or not.
pathvain_aelien
Nov. 30th, 2019 12:14 am (UTC)
Slate news, but it's been all over the place. COPPA is not what these people think it is-it has existed long before Youtube did and will not affect them at all.

No, they won't. They will keep their channel and hope that nothing happens to affect it. Otherwise they are losing revenue for no reason. So they will panic, make videos to cause other people to panic, but keep the channel. The point is-this is absolutely nothing to worry about. What random people say on Youtube does not make something a fact.

Quit obsessing. Go watch a movie. You've spent too much time on the internet this week.
matt1993
Nov. 30th, 2019 01:08 am (UTC)
COPPA is not what these people think it is-it has existed long before Youtube did and will not affect them at all

Oh, I know COPPA has been around for a long time. I knew about it because that's why I had to have parental permission to use half of the features on Neopets until I turned 13.

What I was concerned about is I thought that COPPA might be changing, possibly in a way that affects some of the stuff I enjoy. When I said "COPPA" earlier I really meant just the new COPPA-related stuff.
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