If you use YouTube, you need to know this.
You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.
This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.
Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.
Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.
Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.
It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.
If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.
The Central Nervous System, containing the brain and spinal cord.
This is who you are.
it’s weird to think that this is what animates us - among these innervations lie a consciousness, dead without the rest of the body
your dog is melting and you just stand taking pictures absolutely disgusting
These are just a handful of the packages we sent out as rewards for our successful Kickstarter campaign. We’re very pleased that the kickstarter turned out to be a huge success. We worked extremely hard on it every day, and for a long time before we launched it. HUGE special thanks to our friend and mentor Rob Balder, comedy musician and creator of Erfworld, who guided us through the process, told us what to do and what not to do, and who was just kind enough to lend a helping hand. About exactly a year ago, our Kickstarter was successfully funded, going just $60 over its goal, and from there we were able to create our brand new album Psycho Delicacy.
Now, we realize that an entire year is a long time to wait for the backers to receive their rewards. We’re very sorry. First off, the album didn’t get completed and released until May, so obviously nothing was going to happen until then. It took nearly a year to get the rest of the songs mixed, the album mastered, and the CDs pressed. And that’s fine, after all, creativity can’t be rushed, and we wanted this album to be the best piece of music we could possibly make at that point. Unfortunately, we got in a bit over our heads. The exact amount of studio time needed to produce these 21 multi-layered psychedelic rock songs wasn’t calculated exactly right, and we ended up burning through the budget rather quickly. The last 4 or so songs had to be completed with money out of our pockets, and on top of that, we had to get the mastering and CD pressing jobs done out of pocket as well. Then came the T-shirts and posters— which, by the way, when they were introduced in the kickstarter campaign, proved to be successful additions to the rewards— we had to get those made, you guessed it, out of pocket.
In the end, everything worked out, of course. The album is done, the T-shirts are made, the packages are sent. (There’s still a few that are just of the posters— those are going out soon as well.) We’re very sorry it took a year to make it happen, but what’s done is done. We’re very thankful for your patience and for your contributions. We couldn’t have made this album without you guys. What did we learn? Kickstarters are difficult and budgets are important! We’ll definitely be going in a more self-produced direction now, so look to the skies. There’s any number of places you can go in the Multiverses.
The album, Psycho Delicacy, along with the T-shirt and poster are available in our merch section and as always, we’re on iTunes too.
Well his mustache says “I’m a man” but that shirt is saying otherwise.
This one is pretty funny but you should see the other hilariously out of place objects in this article: http://ohmyyy.gt/0xfo
I HAVE FOUND THE CUTEST THING ON THE INTERNET
I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.
This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.
Fucking thank you.
INTERNET FRIENDS ARE REAL FRIENDS.