More Thoughts on YouTube Red.. And A Link Dump

There is so much chatter about YouTube Red, the walling off of access to content, the strong-arming of creators into business models they might not like, the implications on subscription services on audiences etc. I am still forming opinions on this, and have been talking to everyone I can to solidify my thoughts. I think…

Some of the Questions YouTube Red Poses

Is YouTube Red good or bad for the democratization of content? Will it help small creators? Will it radically shift the branded content space? How do we now think about success on YouTube? How does it change the way advertisers interact in the space? I think YouTube Red is likely both good and bad for the…

Get Out Of My Subculture, You Tourist!

It the wake of Coachella, which I must admit I don’t go to, nor have any interest in going to, there have been posts in backlash about how it has become a “scene” and has strayed from its original roots. This has been an ongoing complaint for comic book fans at San Diego Comic Con…

Learning to Tumblr. Eulogy for LiveJournal

When I was a young fan, I got a LiveJournal (which I must admit, I still check on occasion). This was back when posting longer pieces of text online was just beginning to be accessible to everyone. I felt cool. I felt like part of something larger than myself. The privacy settings on LJ were…

On engaging media fandom: Teen Wolf, LGBT Representation, and PR

I want to comment on an article I read about engaging with the Teen Wolf fandom in a healthy way. There has been some uproar about the way the show is addressing the LGBT characters on the show and treating the slash ships in the fandom. The original article can be found here I loved the…

Why the Fans Matter on YouTube

When YouTube discontinued the response video it seemed like that might be the beginning of the movement away from community based models on YouTube. The humble, and seldom watched, response video was not designed for others to watch, but for the YouTuber that called for the video to be able to connect with his or…