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.