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WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 06:28 AM Reply

It's simple. YouTube makes everyone feel like they're on the same level.

Example 1: The Front Page

People actually pay attention to the front page here. Why? Because those are usually at least somewhat decent. YouTube's featured videos are always some stupid advertisement for something or some stupid meme bullshit, but rarely you do see some genuinely funny original content. At least the things on our front page deserve consistently to have someone say, "hey, check this out."

Example 2: The Riff Raff

Now we go to the normal everyday content. On ng, yeah, it's usually derivative meme/referential bullshit, but at least there's still effort being put into it. The average YouTube video is some "let's play" series or a crappy "vlog" about nothing with someone who shouldn't be recorded on a national census, let alone a video camera.

This is probably the best example. YouTube let's you upload your inane ramblings about your unimportant life and believe that someone actually enjoys it, living the lie that your memories actually count as "original content" and you're a celebrity. A super special somebody.

Sadly, just like your narcissistic, jaded viewpoints you uploaded this morning, this is not reality. ;3

Example 3: The Spammers

Driving the point all the way home, even our spammers put forth more effort. They at least animate something and program play buttons most of the time. I mean damn, people, even the spam takes a bit more patience and intelligence.

So in conclusion, why is YouTube more popular? It's easy and takes no talent or intelligence, but still let's you feel like you're on the same level as people who have both.

To being this essay to a close, i reiterate my central thesis: YouTube may be more popular, but unless you're listening to some album someone uploaded or looking at some douchey bmx kid hit his nuts on a half pipe, Newgrounds, with all its rich original content and close knit clique appeal, is the better website.

This has been a BizzarroPMP original essay exclusively for Newgrounds.com.

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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 06:44 AM Reply

Agree.

Newgrounds also has a pretty cool forum.

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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 06:46 AM Reply

Newgrounds feels like a family.

YouTube feels like Soviet Russia, with no incentive to be creative.


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 06:54 AM Reply

The front page of youtube.com is reserved for people who pay to be on the front page.

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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 06:55 AM Reply

At 2/4/13 06:46 AM, Lemonardo wrote: Newgrounds feels like a family.

YouTube feels like Soviet Russia, with no incentive to be creative.

In Soviet internet, YouTube monetizes you.

#bitingsocialcommentary


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 06:59 AM Reply

Even before YouTube got taken over by Google, I thought of it as a video dumping ground and not much else. Now it's worse, thanks to the commercial aspect. These days, Google monitors every website (including Newgrounds) it has it's tentacles in, and uses that info, to try and make a buck of you, with custom ads attached to what they think you want to view.

Any fool can pick up a camera and video something. It takes a genuine effort to buy/steal Flash, operate it successfully and publish it here, where the ad-rev system isn't so crash hot. Despite the amount of crap passing judgement these days, Newgrounds polices it's own content.

I haven't seen a Let's Play or Vlog there yet, that didn't feel insipid or fatally flawed. Newgrounds was one the first websites to allow 'automated user generated content', and this is where I'm staying. YouTube feels like a sham; can't explain it any other way. Once Newgrounds gets it search metrics in order, and spruces up it's presence on the other major websites, it will undoubtedly get more traffic as well as respect. And remember, respect is everything.


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 07:12 AM Reply

Your essay doesn't really answer your own question, "Why youtube is more popular". The reason YouTube is more popular than newgrounds mostly has to do with the fact that when both started, Newgrounds had stricter limitations about what medium you could use, and what quality it had to have.

YouTube was more of a dump with no real limitations. You could submit everything from that one time your cat farted, to the launching of Apollo. This also means everything that can be uploaded to NG is possible to mirror to Youtube, while the opposite is not always possible.

There's possibly a point in time which marks where youtube took off and hit the mainstream crowd, but I haven't bothered looking into it, and the above points are more apparent.


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 07:32 AM Reply

At 2/4/13 07:12 AM, Gumbadillo wrote: Your essay doesn't really answer your own question, "Why youtube is more popular".

I actually state my thesis in the second sentence

when both started

Not that i don't appreciate your conclusion as well as mine, but i feel like i need to stare that NG (as a user generated content hub) and YouTube came into existence around 5 years apart, NG being the first of the two.


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 08:42 AM Reply

I think that Youtube has a fair amount of good content as well as that which is lacking in the creativity/intelligence department. But, Newgrounds always has a chance of surprising me with something I have never seen before, and that is what keeps me coming back to Newgrounds daily, but only visiting youtube when I hear about something on it.


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 08:55 AM Reply

It just galls me that, once upon a time, people like Egoraptor used to bitch about their work being stolen by the users of YouTube. It didn't seem all that long ago, that YouTube was declared a mortal enemy of Newgrounds for this reason.
Fast forward to today. Egoraptor has abandoned his Girlchan series and his other animated interests, and taken the path of least resistance for his creativity. Newgrounds has capitulated by allowing video on its userpages, and trying to assert itself on YouTube and other websites, with limited success.


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 09:13 AM Reply

At 2/4/13 06:54 AM, Stereocrisis wrote: The front page of youtube.com is reserved for people who pay to be on the front page.

I remember the day when that didn't happen


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 09:45 AM Reply

Instead of the newgrounds animations on youtube, they're awesome.

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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 09:56 AM Reply

(Insert thing about Oney and Egoraptor not uploading to NG anymore.)


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 10:16 AM Reply

The youtube community has a combined IQ of roughly 100, on a good day.


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 04:16 PM Reply

Y'all bring up another good point that i didn't include. A lot of the good original content comes from people who started out on newgrounds and used to hate YouTube.

I am also disappointed by the lack of a girlchan 4..


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 05:28 PM Reply

At 2/4/13 06:28 AM, BizzarroPMP wrote: It's simple. YouTube makes everyone feel like they're on the same level.

Speaking about levels. NG was a way better level system than YT does.

I mean they don't even have levels! WTH!
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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 05:32 PM Reply

The two websites are so different I wouldn't even begin to compare them.


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 05:34 PM Reply

At 2/4/13 05:32 PM, Aci6 wrote: The two websites are so different I wouldn't even begin to compare them.

Though the new playlist feature and the ability to upload mp4 must've bridged the gap a little bit.

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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 06:24 PM Reply

all your base,sim girls,numa numa allready designated newgrounds as being a very nerdy place outside the mainstream


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 06:40 PM Reply

NG and Youtube are two different things.


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 06:54 PM Reply

There's one thing you completely forgot about: youtube has far deeper pockets than NG. When one place pays you more than another for the same service (in this case, videos/animations) you tend to go to the higher-paying place pretty much every single time, i.e. egoraptor/oney.


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 07:14 PM Reply

At 2/4/13 06:54 PM, Spretznaz wrote: There's one thing you completely forgot about: youtube has far deeper pockets than NG. When one place pays you more than another for the same service (in this case, videos/animations) you tend to go to the higher-paying place pretty much every single time, i.e. egoraptor/oney.

I'm actually uneducated on the licensing system for both sites tbh. Are you saying that the licensing on YouTube prohibits monetization/hosting on others?


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 07:40 PM Reply

At 2/4/13 07:19 PM, shitposter wrote: youtube's a community in the same way a wall full of graffiti is a community

but in this case the wall grows as more graffiti is added


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Response to WhyYouTube is more popular.. Feb. 4th, 2013 @ 07:51 PM Reply

At 2/4/13 07:45 PM, shitposter wrote:
At 2/4/13 07:40 PM, Gimmick wrote: but in this case the wall grows as more graffiti is added
it doesn't change the main point of the metaphor

newgrounds is like a collection of walls with graffiti, as a person creates a wall with graffiti others vomit on them


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