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Google, Reconsider YouTube Requirements

Google have decided to change their policy on their monetization system for YouTube, anyone who has less than 1,000 subscribers and less 4,000 views annually (both combined will be required) will be affected if they already are accepted in their monetization system for their YouTube channels. I must say that I disagree with this idea, because Google didn’t realize that there are many Deaf and Hard of Hearing people who uses YouTube has very hard time getting any subscribers because they use their native language in their videos which is American Sign Language so this greatly limits their audience in general. Even, myself I don’t have that much subscribers although I do have the views on my YouTube channel which has been registered since the year of 2008 or earlier I believe, and I am myself Deaf so therefore I only use my native language in my videos which is American Sign Language, so I can only reach to a very limited audience due to that. Deaf and Hard of Hearing YouTube users has hard time getting subscribers because most YouTube users uses different vocal languages while we only use visual languages, and this isn’t only American Sign Language but also many other country’s sign language such as British Sign Language (BSL) or Latino Sign Language (LSL), etc. I ask Google of YouTube to please reconsider their change on these requirements and be more reasonable as this is targeted for majority of the people that uses vocal languages while forgetting the people who uses visual languages. As for YouTubers who has less than 1,000 subscribers and less 4,000 views altogether will lose their monetization on February 20.

Blogger and Blogger Privileges

I rarely would talk about this sort of subjects on blogging and as a blogger because it seems that a lot of bloggers wrote articles with answers that anyone who is curious about what a blogger is and the privileges that the blogger has but I saw some trending news about what had happened between a blogger and a hotel calls White Moose Café. A blogger named Elle Darby, for some reason White Moose Café called her a blogger when it is a vlogger but I will be the one to call her a vlogger here because it is a proper title, Elle Darby e-mailed a hotel named White Moose Café with a business proposal that she would advertise the hotel business in her videos and told White Moose Café that she is a social media influencer with a certain numbers of followers which I cannot exactly remember what she has because she is unheard of (sorry – you aren’t that much of a influencer apparently) so that she could bring a lot of traffic to the hotel’s business in return that she could be commissioned with free nights. She said that her and her partner (I believe?) had planned on to visit Ireland for Valentine’s Day, that she was in searching for a place to book for a stay for a few nights and that she had stumbled upon this “stunning” hotel – White Moose Café. The hotel manager named Paul Stenson was offended by Elle Darby’s business proposal via e-mail, so the hotel manager Paul Stenson decided to respond to her e-mail by taking a screenshot of Elle Darby’s business proposal e-mail and shared it to the internet publicly with her personal information redacted. Elle Darby then made a vlog in response to that, saying that the manager of White Moose Café had humiliated her in public and from there the hotel manager Paul Stenson decided to throw the gasoline to the flame by announcing that the hotel would ban bloggers from booking a stay over at the hotel which this was also announced in public on social media. For some reason, I cringed but the hotel manager Paul Stenson called it Bloggergate when it had nothing to do with blogging in the first place because this is vlogging and should have called it vloggergate instead.

Need Your Help

I am writing this to ask all of you for some help, I have asked for some help before and I usually ask the help in every article I have written which can usually be found at the bottom of each articles. I must confess that I have been struggling to come up with something to write about or of and I am calling for your help with that. I am sure that you have noticed of lately where I have become less active with the blog, you are right and the very main reason that I am getting less active is because I feel as if I have written everything that I needed to say so in other word I run out of something to write. Now, as I said I need your help with that and I would very much so appreciate all the help you can give me. What can you do to help me you ask? I would be grateful if you would head over to this submit page or you can find the submit page by going to the “submit” tab at the top of this website and from there I would like for you to suggest on some of the topics that you would like to hear from me. Or if you have some news or story that you would like to share, please do so by using that form and I will have it reviewed! Any topics that you suggest would be greatly appreciated, when you send me some topics suggestion I will look at them and see if I have already written that topics you have suggested, if not then I will write on that topic you have suggested.

Happy New Year of 2018!

It is unbelievable how quick last year was, I felt that it was one of the quickest year ever and that is in both good and bad way that the year of 2017 flew by us. I am sure that one of the good one is that it means the election is coming quicker than we expected so that we can vote for the people who we truly believe that would represent us instead of for the corporation and others especially to listen to what we want instead of what they want. Such as where most of us Americans begged the Federal Communications Commission to not repeal Net Neutrality because it is a policy that prevent the internet providers service to play monopoly with us by hiking the costs with no reason or to charge us just so that we could have access to something they blocked or slowed by throttling. One of the bad thing, I am certain that this is something every one of us can agree, our age made a leap to a year later too quick and all of us including myself who would love to stay at the current age and not becoming a year older already. There are many more to the list I could mention but I am not going to get into that because I am not here to write a long article, I am only here to tell every one of you a very Happy New Year of 2018 and I hope that all of you have a better year than the one last year because I believe that most of us could use one.

12-28-2017 Snippets

How has it been going with you all? I hope that everything is all well with you all! As for me, all is well except that I am suffering with no internet for several hours now since this early morning and only theory I have for the internet not having any connection is that today is the coldest weather we have had so far this year as it is about 10 degree outside so I suspect that for some reason their cable or their system doesn’t resist the frigid cold that well. Unless there is a car accident somewhere down the road, but I am certain that there isn’t because I still have television and not only that I also have no internet connection on my cell phone, so it isn’t just my broadband internet that is down but also my cellular data is down too. That means that I absolutely have no internet whatsoever, from broadband internet to cellular data and this is frustrating me because usually at this time of the day I would be watching something on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime for few of hours before I head out to bed, so it is screwing with my daily routine. Since I have no internet whatsoever, I figured that I would might as well write an article as a draft and wait for the internet to come back to publish this article so to give me something to do while the internet is out but I hope that whatever is causing all-out internet will be solved within’ an hour or two as that would be near my bed time so I can watch an episode or two on one of these streaming services. I am wondering what cause this, an all-out internet from broadband and the cellular data at once? If you have an answer or theory to that then please leave a comment below so I know what is going on next time if that is to happen again which I hope that never will happen again after this but almost nothing is a guarantee.

Merry Christmas 2017!

Hey you all! This is Joshie writing here, there is nothing more than me wanting to tell you a very Merry Christmas and so Merry Christmas to you all! ‘Tis the season that every one of us cherish with our family and friends which is the most important thing about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Christmas isn’t the only thing that we celebrate with our family and friends, we also celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! Nothing is more fun than the Christmas tradition that we carry through many generations of ours, opening Christmas presents and have vast amounts of foods for us to pick to put on our plates until our stomach cannot take them anymore! I can remember how excited I would get when the Christmas day arrives at age of a child, looking forward to celebrating Christmas with the family and open the presents besides the Christmas tree that we decorated while being surrounded my family. It was one of these moments that I treasure more than ever, as every Christmas I would visit my grandmother’s house on my mother’s side and seeing the grounds that was nothing but tons of snow. Spending several hours from early afternoon until it was dark out, spending my time with my grandparents, my mother, my aunt and my uncles with my grandmother’s poodle’s dog named Midnight. First thing we would start the day with a chat, after that we would fill our plates with foods which usually were Turkey and the other Thanksgiving foods but that time with some eggnog! After eating, some of us would sit back watching some television while having a chat with others, some of us would be passed out (I was among one of some who usually passed out) and wait for our stomach to settled down from being so full due to eating so much of foods on Christmas day then we would start unwrapping the presents that we gifted each other. After unwrapping the presents, we had so much joy and happiness as the sunset approaching me and my mother would depart ourselves from my grandmother’s home to our home. When we arrived at home that night, our friends would either visit, phone us and chat with me through online when we had a dial-up internet with a very old windows 98 computer.