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! (???)