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What???!!! No more kinky stuff on YouTube?

 

YouTube Review

Oh well, not exactly like that. Let’s just say YouTube is doing some house cleaning, trying to get rid of some dirt and sanitize its cyber household.

So you don’t necessarily throw away all your kinky stuff. You just make sure your kids won’t see them.

‘A YouTube for all of us’ is what the video-sharing site wants to achieve.

As a community, we have come to count on each other to be entertained, challenged, and moved by what we watch and share on YouTube,” it says on its blog.

“We’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to make the collective YouTube experience even better, particularly on our most visited pages,” it adds.

And what does that mean exactly?

First, it wants stricter standard for mature content. 

“While videos featuring pornographic images or sex acts are always removed from the site when they’re flagged, we’re tightening the standard for what is considered ‘sexually suggestive’,” says YouTube.

“Videos with sexually suggestive (but not prohibited) content will be age-restricted, which means they’ll be available only to viewers who are 18 or older. To learn more about what constitutes ‘sexually suggestive’ content, click here.”

But you can always lie about your age when you register. Hmmm.

Next, demotion of sexually suggestive content and profanity. 

“Videos that are considered sexually suggestive, or that contain profanity, will be algorithmically demoted on our ‘Most Viewed,’ ‘Top Favorited,’ and other browse pages.”

“In testing, we’ve found that out of the thousands of videos on these pages, only several each day are automatically demoted for being too graphic or explicit. However, those videos are often the ones which end up being repeatedly flagged by the community as being inappropriate.”

Another improvement: more accurate video information. 

“Our Community Guidelines have always prohibited folks from attempting to game view counts by entering misleading information in video descriptions, tags, titles, and other metadata. We remain serious about enforcing these rules.”

So guys, don’t mislead YouTube users by placing tags like “sexy” or “sex scandal” just to boost your view counts. And YouTube has a stern warning: Better shape up or you’ll be shipped out!

Now by doing these changes, YouTube says it hopes to “help ensure that you’re viewing content that’s relevant to you, and not inadvertently coming across content that isn’t.”

“The preservation and improvement of the YouTube experience is a responsibility we share. Let’s work together to ensure that the YouTube community continues to thrive as a positive place for all of us.” 

10 December 2008 at 3:01 am Leave a comment

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