I had to see it for myself so, I posted to my blog there and sure enough it’s true.
tech media have been strangely silent on this subject. I’m mystified
as Tom and company’s logic with regard to this censorship. Apparently
he’s alone in it. Friendster and Multiply have no such censorship policies (as YouTube.com points out in the above mentioned message).
not a big fan of MySpace, but I do have this love hate relationship
with them. It’s a great place to waste time. I don’t gather much of
anything meaningful out of it. The people I know best on there are
people I knew from other sites I’m on (like the one you’re reading now,
I’ve spent very little time on YouTube.com.
To the best of my knowledge I’d not even heard of it prior to a month
or so ago and I didn’t pay any attention to it at all till today.
That’s why you’re reading this now.
I’m sure there is content
there that some would find "objectionable" but I can’t believe it[‘s
any worse that what you can find on MySpace.
Anyway, I can’t help but think this makes MySpace look even more idiotic than they already do.
I would love to see a mass exodus to competing sites like (the vastly improved) Friendster, but I suspect that won’t happen. People don’t like change and they tend to stay with something even if they know it sucks (Internet Explorer, AOL, Xanga, AIM, Reality TV, WinAMP, XMMS, My 4th Apartment…)