My Youtube Spotlight: Boogie2988

My Youtube Spotlight: Boogie2988
Boogie2988

Wesley Perez
3/19/17

Not everyday can you find a YouTube creator that you can have a love hate feeling for. This week’s spotlight though is someone just that though. His name is Booggie2988. He is behind this persona.

Francis Destroys a Nintendo Switch

That is Francis. A satirical character created by Boogie. He represents how extreme and stereotypical a gamer or someone that has anger issues can act when things don’t go the way they want things to really go.

The reason though I chose Boogie isn’t because of Francis. Even if it is funny to watch. I chose him because he makes his viewers feels like they are friends with him. He doesn’t talk down to people or make you feel stupid. He is also one that can have an open mind to at least listen to things he may not agree or understand. However, there is more.

Cartoon Boogie2988

Boogie is someone that is very relatable. He is someone you can listen to and for me I can relate a lot to him and listening and watching videos of him when he talks on a more personal level I feel like I know where he has been to some degree. Not completely but parts of his life I can relate to. He is a crazy but cool guy. So, where does this love hate feeling come into play? Let me explain

Since I started following him alnost 5 years, especially early on, I cringed when he talks about politics. Because he and I have different views on things. While I do listen to what he has to say. Some things I just don’t get. I am though cool with it now. Though when I was hard headed I didnt want to listen at all.

Another thing I like about his channel is how he will share his feelings on gaming and what is happening in the industry. Something we both love to do. 

Boogie is someone that I looke up to when it comes to Youtube creators. I have been following him for almost 5 years. He is someone I will keep supporting because he deserves the support. He is a good guy and a guy that all people couls have in their lives as a friend. Cheers to you Boogie and may you have more awesome years to come and I hope goos times will always head your way.

My Youtube Spotlight: Mr. Safety AKA Cory Williams

My Youtube Spotlight: Mr. Safety AKA Cory Williams

Wesley Perez
3/12/17

Since 2006 I have been a Youtube user. I’ve had my own channels and at one time I had a small following of about 500 subs. However, finding the website was all by luck and chance. Today I will talk about the first video I saw on Youtube and the creator I have followed the longest. That’s where this weekly post comes in.

Each week I will talk about someone I have been following for a while. Youtube creators I look up to and can relate to as well. Today’s post will be that of the creator I have been follwing the longest.

He is the creator of this video,

Mean Kitty Song

The video is called Mean Kitty and the creator goes by the name Mr. Safety AKA Cory Williams. His channels are SMP Films where he has in the past posted crazy skits, funny and outrageous music videos along with videos that he talks personal about his life. His other channels are The Mean Kitty where he posts animal videos of his pets especially of Sparta and Live Each Day. A daily vlog that is very tame to what he has posted in the past. This channel focuses on his daily life as a father and family man along with his wife Kristen.

How I found out about him was through someone I knew that sent me a link to one of his first videos he posted on Youtube. At the time I was living out in the country and I was on dial up. Watching videos was a hassle. I though stuck with it and waited for the video to download. This is the video I waited for to download onto my computer.

Make Poop

That video made me laugh and I was officially hooked. As time went by he started to do more than just goofy music videos. He also did skits but what I found fascinating was more on his videos about him personal. In a few ways I was able to relate to him. He had a video about A.D.D.that unfortunately has been either taken down or turned to private.

He talked about how living life with A.D.D. wasn’t always the easiest for him. I was able tomrelatr to him so well, Another was a video about what’s ahead. That too was either tsken down or turned private. He talked about how you can’t count on everything. Things won’t always work the way you want but you can’t stop either no matter how tough it is. I was hooked to his videos. He was very relatable. Fast forward 11 years and I’m still following.

He went from the goofy and immature to a much more mature person and settled down too. As time went by though, for me however, he is still very relatable. Especially now that he has a family. I know the feelings. The ups and downs of being a family man and a father. Him being relatable made things easier for myself. I used and still use the advice he gives and gave in the past in my own life. I don’t think I will ever stop following him. He is still entertaining and as long as he puts out videos I will keep supporting him with watching and sharing his videos. Check out his content. You may find it entertaining as well.

YouTube Heroes Abuse

YouTube Heroes Abuse

Written By

Wesley Perez

9/25/2016

We all know that human error is inevitable as well as human biases. These errors and biases are everywhere but how will this effect the new YouTube Heroes service YouTube is rolling out? First we need to see what YouTube Heroes really is. Will it help the YouTube site or will it just be another day in the world of YouTube policy gone awry?

Lets first see what Youtube Heroes is shall we.

YouTube Heroes

As you can see YouTube Heroes in essence is a moderating group. With a couple of exceptions. Mainly you can help with subtitles and captions. However the meat and potatoes of the program is the role you are truly given is moderator.

Instead of youtube staff moderating the videos they want to sign you up as well as I to help clean up YouTube. On the surface it seems like a good idea. Considering there are over a billion videos on YouTube at this her moment. The idea of a staff of even a couple of hundred couldn’t moderate and see what’s going on. Who is uploading what and so on. 

We all know that YouTube already has systems in place but they have lots of errors and abuse by other YouTubers/companies. YouTube feels that this new system may actually work. Quite simple. Just follow the guidelines and go on your merry way. But what do you get if you’re part of this system. Here is a list of the Heroe perks we will get if we do these things. 

YouTube Heroes Perks

Being a YouTube Heroe isn’t without its perks. From your first major perk in level 2 with “Learn at exclusive workshops” to level 5 With “Apply for the Heroes Summit” 

However the one perk that is getting to a lot of content creators is the perk you get in level 3. “Mass Flag abusive videos.” This one reward is where people are becoming angry about. 

The reward seems cut and dry. However, with the flagging system YouTube has now. How will this be any better, when any video can get flagged for anything. Sometimes these falsely flagged videos can take a long time to be fixed. If allowed, what’s to say that these mass flaggings won’t lead to videos being falsely flagged or even worse those that have a different agenda will use this to silence others.

We know that there are a lot of controversial videos out there on YouTube. The biggest threat is moderators feelimng like they have the right to flag who they want and silence who they want because they don’t agree with the content creator.

It’s not just videos either. It’s also comments. While some comments can be down right mean and nasty. What about those that just quite frankly don’t agree with those that are commenting. You basically will try to silence them. Even if it’s just to debate. That won’t happen

It won’t happen because there are very sensitive people out there that can’t take anyone else’s opinions that will differ with theirs. 

This new Heroes service by YouTube. Is really going to piss many creators and commenters off. On the surface it’s a wonderful thought. Especially to get rid of videos that really don’t belong on the site. But when you have many that need a safe space from those that have different opinions and they try silencing them. That’s when we have a problem. It also whipes the hands clean from the staff of YouTube from any kind of silencing. 

YouTube Heroes system is just another form of trying to control what’s safe for everyone and what isn’t safe. However with giving people with the proverbial losses gun and a badge. Who’s to say that those deputies won’t try something that is about them and not what’s good for the website?