I don’t know why people even bother with YouTube comments… Imagine if you had to listen to every bitchy comment people made to their TV?
I was thinking about that when I posted the clips.
I was thinking how sorry I felt for the kids that had posted the original clip. They were only having a laugh.
Then I thought about how they’d just have to not look at the comments and responses. I think if I was them I’d just move on and ignore it. Or at least I’d try to. But it’s really hard not to look at what people are saying when you know they’re saying something. I guess that’s just human nature.
But if you didn’t have comments on YouTube there would be no sense of community. And there are plenty of people who do think that YouTube is a proper community. These guys from the SouthTube get-together certainly do. And a couple of them acknowledge that even the haters have a sort of role in the community.
I’m not saying that I agree with them, they certainly feel pretty strongly about it though.