Cluttered and confusing! The new YouTube look…

I want to point out specifically the inbox section with the comments, friend requests etc.

I think this looks way too squished now and compacted and the lack of seperation makes the page visually confusing. Not a good web design move for users personally… I also strongly dislike the fact YouTube have removed the user pane which used to display your views, comments, subscriber count etc on your home page for quick reference.

Moves like this just see the page being cluttered with more and more corporate stuff and it really takes away the user generated feel to YouTube.

Don’t even get me started on the new player. Like and Dislike?! Jog on.

Apples iPad

New video plan

On Sunday i uploaded a vlog in which i mentioned my plans to upload two videos a week. One every Tuesday and one ever Saturday (although days may vary depending on my life)

I like this as i feel it will get me back into the flow of things with my vlogging and with my sketches allowing me to put more of my time into making sure i film them! I have a few things scripted ready and am looking forward to at least the next few weeks!

One of my more recent videos “Toms life” was recieved well so im thinking of going with my initial plan and making a mini series of it! Already filmed part of an “Ikea house parties” one!

The past few videos of mine have varied on how they;’ve done a lot.. it doesnt bother me as all but the latest one have done well in my eyes (and the latest one was uploaded on a day of YouTube errors and people telling em sub box failed so im not fussed / plus im not in it so people blates didnt watch for that reason 😉 … I kid) So Youtube is slowly growing back on me.. also been playing with flash lately… nothing special though! Just been making a few sub intros for my vlogs which you’ll hopefully get to see this Saturday =)

World Flick Day

As mentioned in my previous post yesterday was my birthday. This was made amazing online by many of my friends making dailybooths for “#WorldFlickDay” in which they took pictures of themselves with flicks in their hair like mine..

Each time i saw one i was smiling heaps and when i showed friends irl they laughed and were like LOLWUT?! and i was like ITS SO COOOLLL!!! and kept smiling.

So yeah… thanks for the birthday wishes and everyone that boothed etc =) Made the day even awesomer!

My minds like some ancient library… from Indianna Jones or something!

Yesterday i turned 19. It was weird..birthdays lost seem to have finally lost their buzz now that i’m old enough to do everything i want to do. I can drive, i can drink, i can goto clubs and i can buy anything i want to. I’m basically an adult now moving slowly down the path towards the end of my life.

This scares me.

Now onto something that happened a few months ago in Bournemouth! In October i was walking down town to get something from the shops.. i can’t recall what it was exactly! Anyhow im listening to my iPod and day dreaming as i do and i knock into an old lady who walked right in front of me.

Now to be fair this was probably my fault mainly… so i said sorry, as you do when you knock into someone. This lady didn’t do what most people do and say sorry aswell. She grabbed me by my chest material and told me i was going to die on my birthday.

Crazy old homeless ladies are crazy.

New years was pretty awesome! I spent it with some amazing people, though missed many others from last years celebrations.. I liked it back then because it was like loads of days worth with everyone, whereas this was just an evening really so not heaps of time. Time being something that i wish i had more of with some people as since university i have seen people less and less and in some cases i havent even seen people since i started university.. I’ve forgotten what a Scottish person sounds like now :'(!

As i said however it was amazingly awesome and i met loads of new people! Here are some pictures!
EDIT: I couldnt pick pictures so asked Katie which ones to use..

*Did i mention that the party actually just consisted of us two with lots of cardboard cut outs? I also apparently can’t pull straight faces or smile properly in photos.
I ALMOST BOUGHT A BELLA SWAN CARDBOARD CUT OUT THE OTHER DAY BUT REALISED THE VIDEO WOULD BE TOO CREEPY

Anyway furth examples of the lack of smile capacity

Over the new year i also bought a new camcorder. I’ve yet to film anything proper with it but from the test footage i’ve shot i have decided that the camera is the king of cameras. So hopefully more sketches out soon!

Whilst on the subject of YouTube i figure i should touch a peeve of mine. Peeve is a funny word…

Anyway.

A lot of people tell me my videos a rent in their sub boxes.. which means YouTube is still failing, but then i rely on twitter now a bit more i guess thanks to the handy little RT button, but it honestly seems that unless your in some sort of little ring with certain people you get fuck all videos RT’ed as Dom pointed out in a blog post ages ago..

At the time of reading that i’ll be honest i paid no note as i hadnt experienced it but now when i look on it i can kinda see his point. I try to RT friends videos whenever im on twitter as they tweet them so its kinda a kick in the balls when people a re just like “meh fuck it” unless its for them.

The other YouTube related meh is the random up and down of views for me as they dont seem to stand still, and i refuse to use annotations to tell people to “rate for..” or “comment if” because i’ve always thought they’re just petty… but people are honestly becoming lazy now to the point where they’re not commenting and rating like they used to and i have to wonder whether its even worth me making videos.. especially if i put more and more effort into them or try to, and then find less views / feedback than the last video had.

Looking at it as well.. its since i started with HD videos which makes it even more annoying

The next few videos i have to edit / film are good ones in my mind.. especially the Link video (i love the Zelda series) so im hoping they start to pull up and show improvement so its less of a MEH to upload stuff!

Also why is this screenshot awesome?

Simple… Because 151 is the number of original pokemon! It has nothing to do with the fact i had over 1,000 Dailybooth followers.. fuck that! Pokemon are cooler!