It doesn't matter if you consider yourself a "content creator" or if you upload videos to #YouTube once in a while for whatever reason.
Please consider also uploading your content to #PeerTube [https://joinpeertube.org/], whatever instance you'd like. I assume if you're sharing your content, you probably want it to reach as many people as possible.
Let's populate the #fediverse with good and original content 📽️ 📺
@gadonias I'd like to add that for #opensource or #freesoftware projects this is very hypocritical to keep providing free content to the commercial monopolies that got the world into the mess it's in right now.
Please be part of the solution, not the problem.
If it's too hard to sign up for an account on #peertube and click upload, you have bigger problems:(
If we want to be free, we should start acting like it.
We can't neglect the simplicity of, for example, having an #YouTube account and just upload a video to your channel. On the other hand, we also can't neglect the relevance of a decentralized community-driven service like #PeerTube.
When it comes to freedom of speech, none of the big tech companies will stay by the user's side, which is unfortunate.
@lps I couldn't agree more with you. I understand the reach these commercial services can have when compared to community-driven services.
What bugs me is that, even though these "content creators" want to maximize their reach, they neglect a small percentage of people who choose not to use proprietary services for privacy/political-related matters.
It's like they want everybody to see their stuff at the same time that they don't bother making their content (truly) freely available to all.
@gadonias I would just hope that people within the free culture sphere could do what they'd like the rest of us to do, support open standards and projects;)
It is not a big task to mirror content, they don't have to leave Youtube, I get it. Just start your migration, at the very least you have a free backup.
@gadonias question: does peertube has incentives to upload like youtube does? Incentive being ad revenue.
@ParmuTownley I don't think so, but I'm not sure... You know what? I get it, there are a lot of people making a living out of creative content and, how can a company propose a paid partnership with a content creator that only posts his/her videos in a platform with less than 5% (it's just a guess) of YouTube's reach?
At the same time, it's our responsibility to redirect traffic to #PeerTube instances. Posting and sharing good content that has been made available there.
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