Centralized Content Platforms Have Too Much Control, but Platforms Like CJC Live Could Change That
With all the controversies surrounding YouTube recently, it’s clear that some things need to change. While YouTube was once the bastion of putting power in the hands of creators, it’s no longer like that. In a recent move, YouTube decided to remove 8.3 million videos and completely deleted some channels off the platform. Just another reason we need a decentralized network for creators like CJC Live.
Though the act was (likely) done in good faith, the result is not good. The intention is to remove inappropriate content; however, determining what is and is not “inappropriate” is a difficult task. Different people have different ideas about the content they enjoy.
Removing content without first reaching out to creators is egregious and not something we should stand for. While it’s certainly true that there is some terrible content out there, there’s also a lot of content that’s not understood by algorithms. As a community, we need to be proactively searching for ways to improve the current system. But what can we do?
CJC Live – An Alternative With More Control
In some recent posts, we talked a little about a new network called CJC Live. This platform focuses on putting control back into the hands of creators and taking it away from a centralized authority. Unlike YouTube or other social media platforms, CJC Live is all about the creators themselves.
After all, platforms like YouTube and other websites would be nothing without their creators. Nowadays, YouTube is investing in their own original content with the introduction of “YouTube Red Originals,” similar to Netflix. Yet at the end of the day, it’s called YouTube for a reason. People like seeing content from individual creators and not massive corporations all the time. Don’t get us wrong, sometimes you want to see that new blockbuster movie, but that’s not always the case.
When you’re sitting at home after work, sometimes you’d rather watch content from creators that you personally enjoy. You want to get updates on what they’re working on, how things are changing, and what type of projects they’ve got in the background., not just another multi-million dollar production.
If you’re not already familiar with the platform, then we encourage you to read more about it on our site here, or visit the CJC Live website to look at all the features. We need to put control back into the hands of creators and consumers, not corporations — and CJC Live isn’t the only one doing it either!
Other Decentralized Platforms
Though CJC Live is taking on the traditional role of media, they’re not alone. Platforms like Steemit are also gaining a larger and larger following by the day. Steemit is a platform similar to Reddit in the sense that creators can upload content about things they enjoy.
Whether you like talking about literature, politics, gaming, cryptocurrencies, or nearly any other niche out there, users will be able to find a community. Like CJC Live, Steemit focuses on putting the power back into the hands of not just content creators, but of content consumers as well.
For those not up to date on Steemit’s platform, we strongly encourage you to read our overview and get started with it today!
Even More Platforms
If text posts aren’t your thing, there are more decentralized options for social media and content creation coming to market all the time. HackerNoon released a list with some of the top options for those of us wanting to support decentralized systems. You can read about more options on their site here, which includes great projects like:
- PROPS Project