Vidme is Dead, Long Live Our Benevolent YouTube Overlords

So I got an email from the Vidme team the other week, saying hey, we’re closing the site down, all your videos will be deleted.

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  1. Vessel owed me $300 when they shut down, and I believe they owed TGWTG well over $6000.

    Facebook want to be a rival to YouTube, but they don’t like the idea of paying people for their videos, hence why all the popular videos are stolen off another site.

    But, it’s a shame Amazon don’t want to throw their hat in the ring.

  2. That sucks Larry, for you and all of Channel Awesome. Love your vids.

    There is something to be said for stability in a video platform I guess. Then again, its not like monetization of Youtube is stable.

    I wonder if any of you all have considered becoming Video Production teachers. The school I work at has a full tv studio, which is pretty rare even in Hollywood, but our Video production teacher gets a full paycheck does all his personal video work on his own time. Stable income but still time to work on what you love, and pass it on to the next generation. Just a thought.

    • Thanks bud, I’m not sure I could get a job like that in the UK, I’d probably need qualifications for starters.

      • Although I have studied the British education system as part of my own education, I never examined their teaching qualifications.

        Here in California to teach film stuff you need three years of experience in the field and….a high school diploma. Honestly that’s it because they require specialized experience and are not core academic subjects. Might be worth looking into, might be something similar somewhere in the UK.

        A brief Google-Fu search came up wth this as a jumping off point if you have any interest.

        Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS)

  3. R.I.P. Vidme. I never thought much about this subject but it seems to be affecting some good YouTubers. From my personal standpoint, I’ve only had one run-in with YouTube douchiness where they shut my dancing video down for using (and giving credit to!) Moves Like Jagger.

  4. The next few weeks will be fun won’t they. The death of a platform, the mass abandonment of all the dollar pledgers on patreon, the potential death of the open internet.

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