So last week I changed the SEFD twitter account from @SEFDPranks to @SEFDStuff,
not to denounce that we wont be doing pranks any more, or that pranks will be slowing down, things will remain the same, but we want to expand the SEFD brand from being more than just pranks, but I digress.
What I really want to talk about is YouTube features, & endslates in particular. Recently YouTube added a "branding intro" feature in which you can read all about from Mashable here, & I just can't figure out why I believe that YouTube makes all of the wrong moves. To briefly describe what this new feature is, they give you 3 seconds of video that you can add to any or all of your videos, but only at the beginning. Let's be honest here for a second, how many YouTube channels do you know have 3 seconds or less of video airing before all of their videos? Most likely none of you? Okay, now how many of you know YouTube channels that use time after their videos to promote stuff? Yeah that's weird same here. & To make matters worst, they state,
Why not the more popular route & add it to the end? & make it 30 seconds long? I seriously don't understand what they want us to do with 3 un-advertisable seconds before our videos, & so this is how I decided to use it, I decided to just annoy people haha.
I can never understand YouTube, but back to my issue. Last week I changed the SEFD twitter account from @SEFDPranks to @SEFDStuff but majority of our videos now all have @SEFDPranks written on them, [ thanks @DolanQuad for the heads up ] with the added endslate feature I would be able to update ALL videos & would never have to worry about outdated links & information ever again.
I don't know, maybe something like this is too hard to implement? Or maybe YouTube has a strict "Let's not make things easier" policy? I mean, don't get me wrong, I love YouTube & the opportunity it has given a lot of people including myself & SEFD, but I seriously question the value of the decision makers behind YouTube...