Sharing a delicious frozen peanut butter treat…IN A MASON JAR. #BrainFreezeOfAwesomeness
Will you and your friend be there? If so then count me in :)
#WSHOS at VidCon 2014!
Why I Hate Google Plus - Josh Sundquist
AKA my thoughts put into video form.
So last night I posted this very ranty rant about Google+ that has resonated with a lot of viewers. I want to clarify a few of my positions:
I like the new comment system pretty well. The ability to tag another user, for example, is about five years overdue. I also like the nested conversations. But these features do not require Google+ “integration” in order to exist on YouTube.
I’m not one of those reactionary, opposed-to-any-kind-of-change-whatsoever on YouTube foks. For example, last summer YouTube overhauled the mobile app, and I tweeted about how much I loved it.
I am strongly, opposed, however, to anything that reduces the strength of community on YouTube. The glue of any community is communication, and by forcing users to get a Google+ account to comment, YouTube is hindering the strength of the relationship between viewers and content creators. (That’s what I call a Google Minus).
I think that exploiting the user base of YouTube to prop up the failure that is Google+ is a terrible idea. YouTube has over one billion unique users per month. Google+? 300 million. YouTube is way, way more popular, and yet for over a year now YouTube has rolled out a new aesthetic or functional change every few months that is obviously intended to make it look and feel more like Google+. Anyone who watches YouTube closely will be familiar with the design changes to which I am referring.
This is the heart of what I was complaining about with my extended Mumford & Sons versus Kim Kardashian argument in the video: YouTube is one of the most popular websites in the world (according to this list, it is third, behind only Google and Facebook…and Google+ doesn’t even break the top 50). Though I acknowledge it has some fans and a few innovative features, Google+ is considered by most to be a failure. So why is YouTube being designed to look like Google+?
I wore my flamingo costume to the zoo. Mayhem ensued.
Yes! I will be at the FFA mall on Saturday morning from 9 am to 1 pm. Look for the floating amputee made of balloons. (Seriously).
While I was singing I asked people to wave their flashlight apps. Looked so cool from stage it gave me goosebumps. #igniteFFA (at 86th National FFA Convention & Expo)
write my speech + watch it LIVE tonight
I will announce the comment I’ve chosen later today on my Twitter.
The speech will begin at 7:45 PM ET
What time that is in your time zone: http://www.thetimenow.com/edt/eastern_daylight_time
You can stream it online here: http://www.ihigh.com/FFA/
Or you can watch it on your television if you get RFD-TV. Find out if you get that channel here: http://www.rfdtv.com/link/649370/find-us-in-your-area
Whenever I go to the zoo, kids seem to be more interested in staring at me than at the animals. Especially if I’m dressed as one.
That moment when you go out in public as an amputee.
(My favorite part of today’s video)