Thoughts of Chris Were about YT forcing ads on all content creators and about PeerTube and other alternatives.
That's the question, even for people on the fediverse:( At this point however YouTube must be the second largest "search engine" next to google search itself, that has a hell of a lot of gravity.
In a conversation I had earlier this week I suggested creators treat YT as a platform to advertise their channels elsewhere. E.g. Here's a teaser, for full content go here. People do it for Patron.
@normandc @ericbuijs I guess what we're really up against is antitrust ... FB and YT come with the phone = 99.9% will use it since it's preinstalled a la Internet Explorer, remember how we used to punish people for that?!
The barrier to entry is zero, and everyone is held captive.... hell even grandma can use it, or she's forced too to see the grand kids:(
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