Don't Let Someone Get Away With Recording You on YouTube
YouTube is an American internet video sharing and social networking platform launched by Steve Chen, Jawed Karim, and Chad Hurley in February 2005. It has since become one of the most popular and fastest growing websites on the web. It now boasts of over one hundred and fifty million daily visitors and has established a reputation as an authority site for video creation. It is free to use, which makes it highly accessible. In this article, I'll share my top tips for making the most out of YouTube.
Be careful with YouTube comments. Recently, Google has started blocking some comments on videos. Not all comments, of course, are going to be banned; but you certainly don't want to get a headache from Google because someone had to post something that they were not supposed to. There is also a search engine called Talkatively that can help you find other channels that may have comments that aren't blocked. Also, be careful about spamming YouTube.
When using YouTube, do not post any personal information on your channel. The use of social media websites such as YouTube is primarily intended to share videos and content with friends and other people; not to publish private or confidential information of any sort. If you are worried about the privacy of your videos, then you can always use a pay-per-view social media site instead.
Be mindful about the quality of your uploaded videos. People who are posting comments on your videos may not necessarily know how to read them or if they even understand them at all. If someone is posting a negative comment, try to look for their username and see if their username is the same as the username you're using for YouTube. Try to avoid using the same username and description ID for different social media accounts. This will ensure that you are unique and not copied by anyone else using youtube.
If you are posting any YouTube videos that are personal or contain sensitive information of any kind, it is important that you put those details into an encrypted private folder. If you are posting the video in a social media website, such as a Facebook page, don't upload any videos where the person's name is included. Instead, use a screen name that's different than the person's name. You can also encrypt the folder if it's password protected to prevent anybody from being able to open it without the right password.
It is important that you only post videos that you own, so don't post videos that are publicly available like promotional videos for your website or product. Even free videos can be distributed on the Internet, which means that someone could take them and post them on YouTube or another site without getting your permission or paying you to stop them from doing so. It is often difficult enough to protect your business from hackers who infiltrate systems, but it becomes more complicated when your system is compromised as well. By making your videos private or requiring members to sign up to your membership site before they can post a video, you'll make it much harder for a would-be hacker to get at your information.
Also, be careful about what kinds of comments you make regarding other members. If you are not sure whether or not the comments are legal, do not make them. Also, never share the videos you upload on YouTube with other people. Unless you're promoting your business using the videos, don't share the links to them on anything else either. If you do have someone spot a mistake on your videos, correct it, and then get rid of the link to the original post. Nobody wants to receive an email from a thief asking them to buy something that is not available on the market.
Protecting your YouTube account from the unwarranted use of YouTube's automated tools is pretty easy. Just be aware of what you are doing when you are signing up for new accounts. Sign up with the real name that you would like to appear on all your posts and comments as well as any photos you upload. Always use real names and never use initials or nicknames because these may be traced back to you and used as leverage against you. Make your identity known and you will enjoy a greater sense of security when you leave your computer.