Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Life Lessons | Cyber Bullying

Growing up my Grandma always stood by the saying "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all." And I'll admit as an adult, sometimes I don't live by this motto. But for the most part, I would say that it's something I try to practice. The reason I'm bringing it up today is because I recently read some comments on the YouTube video below. I watched the video when it was under 1,000 views and only about 100 comments or so. And what was SO surprising to me is that barely any were nice or positive.

Almost every comment said the same thing "WTF was that?" "Is she trying to be funny?" "Wow, terrible acting." But those weren't the ones that bothered me the most...it was these "Now I know why I unsubscribed." "I used to love your channel, but you're a sellout." "I wanted to really try to watch your videos again, but you barely put up any content and when you do it's stupid like this." Putting a computer in front of someone gives them the biggest set of balls and it's really unfair to the person on the other end. I know that in running a YouTube channel or writing a blog you are putting yourself out there for the world to judge. Trust me, I get it. But what I don't understand is, why take the time to comment? Why take the time to watch a video of someone you unsubbed from? You clearly unsubbed for a reason, but now you took the time to not only watch, but comment. YouTubers like Blair (whom I personally enjoy) make money from their views & comments; good or bad. You just put money in her pocket, but you "hate her." I guess the point of this is, I don't understand this side of cyber bullying. To me, it makes zero sense. If you don't like a hockey team, you don't go to their games. If you don't like a singer, you don't buy tickets when they hit your city. If you don't like a YouTuber, you shouldn't watch or comment on their video. But because you can put someone down from the privacy of your home, you do it and I bet most of the people who leave negative shit on people's hardwork, feel good about themselves after. But in all honesty, by leaving hate you are actually helping build their brand. So I guess when it comes down to it, we should let the haters hate cause we could make more money. As The Notorious BIG said Fuck bitches, get money, xo!