YouTube Rant
Posted by tim in The internet sucks! on November 30, 2006

Okay, so I was just trying to find some more music videos and live performance videos on YouTube, but there's something wrong...

Almost 90% of the search results that I get for any band or song title are teenagers sitting in front of their crappy webcam with a crappy microphone, singing off-key and off-beat from the original song. They get all these positive comments and high ratings, which drive their videos up to the top of the search results and push the legitimate videos downward.

Then there's these "fan vids", made by the Anime freaks, who find a need to key the choppy animation from movies and video games up with the music from these bands. Because so many people (for some completely unknown reason) are into Anime, these videos are also pushed to the top of the search results.

There needs to be an easier way to separate the legitimate videos from the crappy wannabe videos.

No, I'm not saying that people shouldn't sing in front of their webcams and post it all over the internet (though there are a good percentage of those that I've found that should destroy their recording equipment for the sake of humanity), but there are other videos that people, such as myself, would prefer to see instead of the crackly-voice fretted guitar solo from a Logitech QuickCam.


  • Posted by macguy (Guest) on November 30, 2006 at 10:02:38PM
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