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About a year ago, YouTube introduced a system that they thought would increase the level of discourse on the site and make it a better place for everyone. Instead of just showing you the most recent comments on a video, you would (by default) see algorithmically selected comments that would take…
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It’s amazing watching a friend and former roommate have a viral success. Great Job Brenna.
We’re now on our third full day of VidCon 2015 planning here in Missoula. Monica and Laura as well as a new part-time team member Meredith have flown in to hang with the rest of the team. We’re plowing through problems and solutions and then occasionally just having very good new breakout ideas…
I love the Creator Track. I feel like it really hits at the core of what Vidcon’s original intention was. This last year was my first Vidcon and I was shocked when I met so many Community Pass holders that had no intention of ever being creators and were only at the Con to meet famous tubers.
It’s for this reason that I didn’t feel like I had a place at Vidcon. I was either part of the community which seemed to be comprised mostly of people looking to grab a selfie with a famous face. Or I go industry, which I don’t have the numbers or know how to make that investment worth my while. That is not to say that Vidcon did not cater to the small creator, it absolutely did, the community panels were my favorite thing. But it’s the audience that Vidcon attracts that made me feel that the small creators voice was drown out in a sea of high pitched screams.
As a creator I treated Vidcon as an educational experience first and an entertainment experience second. For instance I didn’t go to the mainstage once, I spent all my time in panels trying to learn more about the platform and trying to engage with other creators.
For a creator track I would love to see an event or space specifically for creators to meet and set up future collaborations, something that encourages networking for people just getting started. Similarly I would love to have some community exclusive panels. There were a few times where I felt that the audience attending a panel was not 100% reflective of the panels topic due to a celebrity on the panel. I recognize that this is pretty unavoidable but making it known that certain panels are for people to learn and engage instead of hoping to have a meetup afterwords would be helpful.
All that said I too would love to live in a world where all Vidcon attendees were potential creators but I don’t think that is what the audience wants. Thank you Hank and the whole Vidcon team for putting this event together and taking time to help improve it.