Youtube and the power of the community: freedom
Internet can be very beneficial to some people. It can be use for a variety of means. We all know how YouTube is the most popular free video sharing website in the World. It has endless possibilities, millions of users and even more content. Though this opportunity is often misused. Low value content, dancing idiots, aroused teenagers showing themselves in front of a webcam and so on. If you randomly looked at 20 videos on YT you could think that it pretty well depicts the demise of human civilisation.
But this is not all that there is to it. YouTube has two of the most important factors of the Web 2.0 revolution.
- Visibility: literally millions of users visiting the website everyday. That's not something you can find that often. If nobody reads your blog... it's like to having a blog, you could just write on your diary.
- Democracy: at its true form. The cost of making a short video is close to nothing. A 50$ cellphone, a webcam, a second hand computer. All the original non-pornographic non-violent content is allowed. Politicians cannot and shall not put their dirty hands on what people have to say.
Now I want to stress point zero. Almost all the websites offer a democratic system, but only YouTube gives you a real chance to be heard by millions of people, in a matter of weeks, or days for that matter. No intermediaries. No censorship. And I repeat: no censorship. YouTube can be easily visited by anyone who a has acces to the net, even in those regimes where they want to regulate internet access and websites, take the Democratic Dictatorship of China (yes, I call that dictatorship) or
Turkey as an example.
Even in these remote places a n00b can acces to the youtube content, without prior knowledge of proxies and/or TCP/IP connections. YouTube proxy provides a clean and easy to use interface to navigate those sites even when your ISP does not want you to do so. Just to be clear, YTP is NOT a new service, several other services started way before this one, though it makes an old concept more accessible, to everyone. Finally.
Some technical specifications:
- Works trough an encrypted connection (SSL)
- Support connections to secure websites (HTTPS Sites)
- Hides the real client IP providing an anonymous connection
- Support Cookies, support cookie editing, and custom cookie creation!
- Support Posting (Post, Get, & Query Post)
- Support of Uploads!
- We do not log URLs or other navigation information
- Support all kind of files (HTML, SWF, PDF, Zip, Rar, etc...)
- Clean Design: No ADS, Banners or surfing console, you will see as you are surfing the web directly
So you have the power to freely express your ideas, AND you have the chance to be heard, to make contact with thousands of people. Are you going to use that opportunity or just let it fly away?
Some people are doing do, like these people here. They've used to power of YT for their cause, and started to upload beautiful and touching videos, like this one.
Description: Why you should demonstrate for Tibetan freedom on March 10th 2007.
Web 2.0 is power.
Web 2.0 is democracy.
Web 2.0 is changing the World.
Web 2.0 is us.