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He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. Socrates Greed can ruin the nicest of things. We’re going to take a deep dive today in the history of YouTube and video sharing online and how monetization has completely ruined what was once an innocent form of expression and turned motivation away from passion and into greed. There was once a time when watching video on the Internet was difficult and nearly pointless to do, especially around the year 2000. The popular media format was “Real Media” which was a very high compression format that was “dial-up friendly.” You could fit a lot of video in a small file size in a very small resolution. Which, to be fair, 800×600 was the common high resolution display in those days, so a 320×240 video was nearly half the resolution of…

A collection of highly popular Pokemon YouTubers were banned over the weekend by Google for allegedly being involved in “activity that sexualises minors.” However, the streamers have since been cleared of the accusations and have been reinstated with the popular video service. As reported by the BBC, YouTube streamers Mystic7, Trainer Tips and Marksman each had their accounts removed from YouTube after having each posted footage to the service. Each video consistently used the term “CP,” reportedly having been the cause of the banning. The term refers to “combat points” within the Pokemon world. However, YouTube’s artificial intelligence confused the term as meaning “Child Pornography.” Well over 400 hours of footage is uploaded to YouTube every minute. As a result, it has become practically impossible for the service to manually check each and every piece of footage for copyright infringement or explicit content. Consequently, an algorithm is enforced through an…