If you use YouTube, you need to know this.
You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.
This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.
Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.
Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.
Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.
It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.
If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.
So. I HATE asking for money. HATE IT. However, sometimes it is a thing that needs to happen.
I need some help getting back to Florida. I clearly should have stayed after LeakyCon, but with little money and no place to stay if things didn’t work out, I went back to Vermont. Now I have a job offer and have to make it back down. (The job is with Disney!!! Yay!)
The money will help cover the trip down, repairs my car may /unfortunately/ need after driving to Iowa for work, then to Florida for LeakyCon, and back home to Vermont this summer. It will also help to cover rent. (On a related note if any of you are in Orlando and need a very laid-back roommate let me know. Someone who doesn’t mind a cat /but doesn’t have pets of their own/ is PERFECT, if you happen to exist.)
Please don’t give me money if you are broke. Poor life choices. But if you can spare a few dollars it adds up and really is very very helpful.
It should be noted that anything left over after I get settled will be given to This Star Won’t Go Out. (Plus some once I start getting paychecks) They are a really awesome charity who support families of children with cancer.
Please share, pass around, give money to complete strangers, have fun, stay golden. I love you all for even just reading this far. <3 DFTBA
But clearly, she still thinks about the characters. Still imagines what they’re up to. Still understands that we want to know, too.
I’ll say it again: if Harry’s got a new scar, J.K. Rowling knows how he got it, and that means there’s a story.
And for the first time in a long time, I think it’s one she might be willing to tell.
—from Harry Potter and the Chances J. K. Rowling Writes Another Wizarding Novel by Josh Corman (via wilwheaton)
This should be reblogged by everyone. Even if you’re straight, you should be a supporter.
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Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.
Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.
Scotland hasn’t had any school shooting since 1996. Because. We. Have. Strict. Gun. Laws.
Japan and England bans guns outright, not even their police carry guns, and their gun crime rate was less than one percent. And Canada has strict gun control and our rate of gun crimes in 2009, the “worst year” was 2.5 percent. America hasn’t gone a single year in recent memory without having a mass shooting, and most of them happened at schools, where the shooters get their guns from parents or friends. Not only that but its getting worse every year.
Stop Fucking defending the second amendment