I finally got around to adding my banned YouTube video 10 Erotic Movies to my Vimeo account. Check it out and marvel at the fact that after 21,442 hits, YouTube banned this for inappropriate content:
Despite this, I’m continuing to post the odd video to YouTube, since that platform has a larger and more active user base than Vimeo. My most recent YouTube posting is Shoreditch Shredding Machine Massacre:
But if the countdown from 10 to 1 in 10 Erotic Movies is inappropriate for YouTube, then we really do need to concentrate on building our own sites well away from corporately owned Web 2.o franchises, in order to avoid such blatantly stupid censorshit. The YouTube user base has a reputation for running on a low level of collective intelligence, but my feeling is this simply reflects the way the site is managed.
I’m not a member of YouPorn, RedTube or PornTube or indeed any ‘adult orientated’ Web 2.o site. This is in part because it would be genuinely inappropriate to upload works of mine such as 10 Erotic Movies to platforms dedicated to the free sharing and distribution of hardcore pornography. However, it seems to me that YouTube could resolve some of the issues it has around inappropriate content by plugging YouPorn – so that those searching for or wanting to post hardcore pornography on YouTube went elsewhere. Doing this would demonstrate that those managing YouTube have matured a little, and until the censorship crazy zealots running this platform learn to behave a little bit more reasonably, they can hardly expect a broad swathe of their members to use their ‘service’ in a sensible manner.
And while you’re at it don’t forget to check – www.stewarthomesociety.org – you know it makes (no) sense!