An alternative option for YouTube instead of killing reliant third-party apps

Just spilling my thoughts on this case about YouTube going after — and usually killing off — third-party providers that rely on the number one video-sharing platform’s API.

You’re earning money from using our API. We’re not. Prepare to die.

Understandable, but instead of shutting these increasingly popular providers down why not leverage their userbase to rake in more users and revenue?

Think of radio programs. FM stations. Podcasts. Music streaming services. How do they handle advertising in exchange for free access or entertainment?

*Ding!* Right… Continue reading An alternative option for YouTube instead of killing reliant third-party apps

I hate most ads but I don’t block them – here’s why

Most ads are annoying. You see them pop up on TV, right when the scene’s getting intense; they load fast on Youtube, then the actual video is slow as a dying turtle; you go to some sites and they are plastered all over the page.

Ads are cousins to spam emails, but not all of them are evil. Some are actually helpful, and a few deserve to be loved. Continue reading I hate most ads but I don’t block them – here’s why