I'm starting building a Youtube alternative by Justin in whatever
[–]Justin[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
True, that's something that's crossed my mind. However I don't plan on going after content that could possibly fall under what they may terminate me for, so I think I will be pretty insulated from that.
[–]Justin[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
One of the CDNs I'm looking at is Cloudflare Stream, https://www.cloudflare.com/products/stream-delivery/. For example with bandwidth, they charge a flat rate of $1 per thousand minutes streamed. If that is 1080p content at 2MBps, that's 120GB of content With KeyCDN, that would be $1.20 in bandwidth costs at their best pricing tier. With Cloudfront, it's $2.40 for that same amount of bandwidth and at their best pricing tier once you're already pushing 5 petabytes a month. Another advantage to Cloudflare is that they also handle the storage and the encoding as well. Those three alone take a huge chunk of the infrastructure responsibilities off of my plate so I would be able to scale up considerably cheaper.
Reddit Just Doxxed a Man with His GPS Coordinates by Tarrock in MeanwhileOnReddit
[–]Justin 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
A web browser should be the only thing needed to browse a website like Reddit. It's a fucking link aggregator with comments, I shouldn't need to download an app to use it, nor should I be bombarded with the 'how would you like to proceed? Open in the Reddit App or browser' when I use my phone.
Are there niches on Youtube that pay in the $20+ range? I genuinely don't know. I've thought lately that this idea may serve better as a supplement to Youtube than a straight out competitor. Users who prefer an ad-free, non-Google experience and the ability to directly tip creators, and creators that prefer a more creatively free platform with the potential to pay a better rate, may see enough pros to justify using it. But with how early into building the website I am, this is the kind of feedback and questions I like getting because it can help me see angles I might otherwise not see.
I think they're on a 45/55 split in favor of the user. Percentage wise it's a bit better than what I'm proposing, but I think the lack of advertising influence and more creative leeway are enough to justify it. Of course, it's something that can always be tweaked in the future depending on user feedback.
[–]Justin[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
I've thought of integrating crypto donations and fully plan to. It won't be something available right off the bat and I don't plan on taking much/if any of a cut of it, I'd rather all of it go to the channel instead. If the website is turning enough of a profit to sustain itself and grow at a steady rate, then I don't want to get greedy by nickel and diming users every opportunity I get.
Michael Moore, a white leftist, in a stunning and brave display of racism-veiled-as-righteousness, says we should be afraid of white people. by Chipit in videos
[–]Justin 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
Yeah, that's true about the leftist/liberal distinction. I'll be honest, a lot of far-left people like him aren't super interested in even what people like me have to say. I'm in favor of some of the policies that the democratic party is pushing these days, but not all, and it's wicked frustrating to see twitter politics sort of set the tone for the party. That's one of the reasons I'm trying to wind down my daily interest in politics, it's just such a pain in the cunt to follow.
That's true, I'm not expecting people to flock to it overnight. I need to build a rock solid website that has more than enough content right out of the gate to justify a monthly subscription. However, I think that reaching out to existing creators and bringing in as many as I can will really help. Just browsing reddit regularly, there is a huge demand for a new site and I think there are enough people that would pay a small fee each month to make it work.
I haven't reached out to any big Youtubers yet but I will be doing that once the project is far along enough to use. Just looking at bitchute now, it's a lot of politically divisive videos and conspiracy theories. Nothing against them per se but it can turn off the average user. I'd like to build a platform that offers Youtubers an alternative that doesn't have a lot of the hangups that Youtube does; the advertisements, the copyright algorithms from hell, and so on. Paypal is certainly one of the merchants I'm considering, but there are others such as Stripe I'm looking into.
There are, but none have really caught on with mainstream users now that vid.me is gone.
One of the major steps I am going to take once I have a workable product and before it is released to the general public is to reach out to various creators on youtube, focusing on ones who are actively looking for alternative platforms. My plan is to invite them to a closed demo of the website for three reasons: A] get feedback on the functionality from people who run successful Youtube channels B] build up a content library ahead of release so that there will be enough channels to justify a subscription and C] help spread the word about it. I think Youtube operates at or near a loss due mainly because anyone can upload a video, and so many of their uploads don't run any advertisements. If it's on a subscription model, every member that uploads a video is directly paying anywhere from $3-5 per month towards the websites infrastructure. Netflix for example, turns a profit of around a billion dollars last year and they guzzle bandwidth like it's no tomorrow.
I'm aware it's a monumental undertaking, but I think it's a risk vs reward situation and the reward is absolutely there. I'm continuously researching what infrastructure setups will be best in terms of storage, CDN providers, and so on. I'm sure the margins overall are going to be tight, but I think it would be sustainable enough to be a serious contender to Google, and let's be honest, SOMEBODY needs to challenge them.
Naturally the website will have to follow the law as far as copyright infringement goes. That being said, Youtube relies heavily on automation to detect and handle copyright claims. I want to have that handled by myself or human employees if it ever gets to that point. It will be a more expensive solution but having each claim reviewed by an actual person should cut the rate of false claims down considerably and with less impact to the users who aren't actually infringing.
Vimeo has different tiers depending on how much space you need. I want to offer unlimited space at one price point. They start at $7 a month for the entry plan which is around what I plan on charging, but their higher levels are upwards of $20 a month and I think most users won't want to pay that much.
They're in criminally short supply. I figured vid.me was going to be a serious contender but they had to throw in the towel unfortunately.
Absolutely, will do. Thank you for the support as well
I want to keep the barrier to entry as low as possible. The average internet user is familiar with streaming sites but not as savvy when it comes to decentralized software and setting up their own platform. It's a great piece of software, but in my opinion it's oriented more towards the tech crowd.
[–]Justin 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
As a liberal, this is the type of sensationalist liberalism that gives the rest of us a bad reputation.
[–]Justin[S] 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun - 6 months ago (0 children)
I'm going to attempt to self fund it initially. Since there will be consistent income from subscribers each month, I won't have to deal with finding advertising partners, waiting on receiving money from them to split up, and so on. It's a bit more streamlined having a subscription model instead.
I'm starting building a Youtube alternative
6 months ago by Justin to /s/whatever from self.whatever
Bernie Sanders Won’t Reveal Cost Of Medicare-For-All Because ‘It’s Such A Huge Number’ by Tarrock in politics
Can't imagine it being as large a number as healthcare already costs in this country.
Guess which child said her childhood was stolen by Chipit in memes
[–]Justin 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
What color is your skin?
Dumbass Donnie still thinks you need ID to buy groceries by Justin in politics
[–]Justin[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Did he not say that then? There's no need to jump straight to insulting me, I haven't insulted you at all.
[–]Justin[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
And what makes you think that?
[–]Justin[S] 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Donnie is the one who imagines he's a successful businessman so I'd take her in a heartbeat
[–]Justin 10 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
What does her being white have to do with anything? You're just coming across as bitter and racist instead of addressing her actual message.
Project Veritas PART 1: CNN Insider Blows Whistle on Network President Jeff Zucker’s Personal Vendetta Against POTUS by Chipit in news
Trump could always try not being a complete asshole
[–]Justin[S] 2 insightful - 5 fun2 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 5 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Sanders and Warren are both orders of magnitude better than Trump
Trump’s $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher by dcjogger in politics
[–]Justin 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
So much for eliminating it like he promised.
Democratic presidential hopefuls think it's okay to knowingly infect someone with HIV "it's based on old science" by x0x7 in politics
Drifting too far to the left on this issue unforunately.
Those Foreign Business Ties? The Trump Sons Have Plenty Too by dcjogger in politics
Thanks for your input buddy
Dumbass Donnie still thinks you need ID to buy groceries
9 months ago by Justin to /s/politics from self.politics
"Look at the other guy" is valid when the "other guy" is the president.
Forget his sons having foreign business ties - Donnie himself still does.
You're actually doing the thing you're complaining about. Calling out the trump family is absolutely valid because he is the president. And as far as Biden being creepy? Yeah, he is for sure - but let's not forget that Trump was friends with Jeffrey Epstein and has a history of sexualizing his own daughter.
There is a criminal in the white house. by Justin in The_Donald
[–]Justin[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
Weren't you supposed to be shutting the fuck up?
Trump has allowed Turkey to bomb our forces in Syria with zero repercussions. Where is the outrage? by Justin in The_Donald
[–]Justin[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
I never advocated for war. I was asking why your dear leader is too much of a pussy to stand up for our troops.
You're as fake and intellectually bankrupt as every other Trump supporter I deal with. Come back here when he's carted off in handcuffs, cunt.
America first, but when we're attacked then it's tough shit, shouldn't have been there.
U.S. deploying 3,000 troops, advanced equipment to Saudi Arabia by dcjogger in news
Hold up - I thought Trump was the anti-war president, not the president who takes it up the ass from the country that funded 9/11? Who am I kidding, he's a spineless coward. This is one of the more fucked up things he's done and that says a lot.
There is a criminal in the white house.
9 months ago by Justin to /s/The_Donald from self.The_Donald
We're there helping the Kurds fight ISIS. I didnt think that was a secret. But if you're fine with Turkey bombing our outpost and not giving a shit, I guess that's what's to be expected from a Trump supporter.
So it's ok that Turkey attacked us. Good to know you don't support them
The Pentagon has said that the Turkish military should have known we had units there. This doesnt bother you at all, that another country bombed our troops and the president has said absolutely nothing about it?
Are you saying it's fine that our troops were "accidentally" bombed because you don't think we should be there?
Trump has allowed Turkey to bomb our forces in Syria with zero repercussions. Where is the outrage?
Neatclip, Streamable and Twitch (Sorta) media preview embeds should now be working. There's a few issues with Twitch clips that should be sorted out by tomorrow. by ScamCast in Ice_Poseidon2
[–]Justin 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
I bet AOC won't donate her entire salary like Donald Trump does. He has donated his $400,000 annual White House salary to U.S. government agencies. He gives it back to our Country unlike AOC who just wants to take other people's money. She spent $300 on her new haircut. 🤫 by Morphos1759 in The_Donald
How many tens of millions have been spent just by our own government at his properties? He's robbing this country blind
[–]Justin 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
Just curious, I run a site that does image and small video hosting that folks here are more than welcome to use too is all
Is neatclip run by someone here?
Where are the DNC candidates getting their funding? [infographic] by newguy in politics
[–]Justin 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
Bernie would make a phenomenal president
Tulsi Gabbard: The impending slaughter and ethnic cleansing of the Kurds in northern Syria by Turkey is happening because Trump refuses to end our efforts to overthrow the Syrian government by [deleted] in politics
The Kurds are being massacred because trump is a colossal pussy who got yelled at over the phone by Erdogan and doesnt have the balls to stand up for himself
JUST IN: President Trump Signs An Action Order To Drain The Swamp by Morphos1759 in The_Donald
This is the most corrupt administration in modern history. Drain the swamp where, into the White House?
The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS fighting and policing in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of people have died on the other side. GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE..... by Void in The_Donald
Oh yes, because he cares soo much about our veterans. This guy is the biggest fucking hack I've ever seen
It seems that Reddit is going on another censorship binge, this time punishing users who show support of the protestors in Hong Kong. Perhaps that will mean another jump in activity on Saidit? by Justin in SaidIt
[–]Justin[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
I don't think so, I still see conversations about Voat on there every now and then. I used to go there occasionally a few years ago but it was drifting too much into the alt-right territory for my tastes so I stopped going there. I hope this place doesn't follow suit.
[–]Justin[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
I wouldn't be surprised if Tencent has some money invested in Imgur too as another way to exert influence over Reddit.
They're basically a front for the Chinese government
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Hey just wondering if this is doable?
[–]Justin[S] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
Absolutely. Freedom of information should be a fundamental right for everyone.
[–]Justin[S] 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
You think everything is a deep state CIA front 🙄
It seems that Reddit is going on another censorship binge, this time punishing users who show support of the protestors in Hong Kong. Perhaps that will mean another jump in activity on Saidit?
9 months ago by Justin to /s/SaidIt from self.SaidIt
Can I be homophobic and anti trans here? by [deleted] in SaidIt
[–]Justin 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
I'm going to blame this on my gingerness and lack of a soul
[–]Justin 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
You would think.. but apparently some people are just looking for an excuse to be an asshole.
Do you have to click on the gif button next to the link to show it or is it automatic for you?
[–]Justin[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago* (0 children)
Absolutely. It gets some usage on reddit: https://old.reddit.com/domain/imgtc.ws/new/
And a direct link to see on here: https://i.imgtc.ws/7CzA8PZ.gif
How the taxes on the wealthy have fallen over the past 70 years (USA) by magnora7 in gifs
[–]Justin 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
Damn, us poor bastards in the lower brackets got shafted.
Saidit Rules for Moderators by magnora7 in SaidIt
Is there any way for Saidit admins to change the mod staff on subs? For instance just replacing an inactive mod with an active user?
If you guys are looking for a better image host than imgur, here's the one I built and manage by Justin in Ice_Poseidon2
[–]Justin[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
Gotcha, I made a post on /s/Saidit about that. Thanks for letting me know
Embedding for images
If you guys are looking for a better image host than imgur, here's the one I built and manage
9 months ago by Justin to /s/Ice_Poseidon2 from self.Ice_Poseidon2
Can you guys make voting like reddit why does a downvote have to be a happy face and count as a 'fun' vote, thats retarded by shadow_wolf7 in SaidIt
[–]Justin 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
If needing a downvote button is this important to you, you're more than welcome to start your own reddit clone that has it.
User registrations are re-enabled, captchas added to registration process by magnora7 in SaidIt
[–]Justin 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
Just signed up, glad this handle was available haha.