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 … Continue reading Get Out Of My Subculture, You Tourist!

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 … Continue reading Learning to Tumblr. Eulogy for LiveJournal

The Most Important Video To Watch In Order To Understand YouTube’s Content ID System

This is a comprehensive look at Content ID and the changes that have been happening for Gaming channels. It is incredibly informative and I encourage all of you to watch the whole thing.

Weighing in on the wave of copyright claims on gaming channels on YouTube and my ideal version of the future of IP

Disclaimer: My personal opinion in this piece. I am not speaking for anyone other than myself.  YouTube news outlets, and media outlets that occasionally foray into coverage of the YouTube ecosystem, have been experiencing and onslaught of pieces about the “judgement day” of claims made to Lets Plays, Walkthroughs and other video game videos on … Continue reading Weighing in on the wave of copyright claims on gaming channels on YouTube and my ideal version of the future of IP

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

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 … Continue reading Why the Fans Matter on YouTube