You Tube, I Tube, you tube again!

So there I was, browsing for some Taylor Swift bubble gun smelling, droopy eyed pupp, sorry, pop music, when all of the sudden You Tube Almighty smashed a very corporate-friendly: "This video is not available in your country" sign upon my face. It made me think "G's, thank you, Mr. Internet, for being so boundry free!"

I went on to look for some other non-corporative, absolutely pure and virginal artist, and do you want to know what happened after I was also refused any Miley Cyrus vids, Vanessa Hudgens (supposedly fake) sex vid and -so help me Gosh, or Disney- the Jonas Brothers tour clips? Nothing, I just sat there, staring at corporative You Tube bullying me simply because I live in the vast Universe of countries where those vids are "not available".

To be honest, I'm not surprised at all: everytime a particular site or network gets big enough it becomes a green fertile field for publicists seeking new masive -and cheap- ways to promote artists. It also becomes the perfect place to advertise products, again, almost for free. Basically, I think Facebook, Fotolog, Twitter, You Tube and Blogs (yes, you!) have become the hotline for all kinds of marketing strategy.

Brilliant for buisness, yet frustrating for users: see, this particular time I was tring to see a *sigh* Jonas Brothers' vid, but what if I had been trying to brows some real music? Maybe I should be more flexible and begin to listen to You Tube promoted artists, but must I remind you -from down the hole, in Argentina- that the actual meaning of the site's name implies that the user could pick their own vids, any vid?

One thing is for sure, I will not take a "This video is not available in your country" for an answer the next time You Tube denies me my Roxette vids! (???)

2 comentarios:

Ricky dijo...

Podes usar para poder esos videos. Podes probar con


m. dijo...

"Brilliant for buisness, yet frustrating for users".

Not so sure about that. I've spent the last ten month of my life talking to advertisers and I can confirm that Internet is the last place that we (users) are fighting for.

Let's not lose the war, let's fight against the "not available" sign and the fucking pop up.

And yes, when I first saw that message (I was trying to watch a Boris Vian piano solo), I didn't understand what's the main difference between a sweden user and an argentinian one.

do u?