Some Channel Awesome Related News – Linkara Says “Please Let Ads Play”, Welshy Leaves Internet
So there’s been some news related to TGWTG and Channel Awesome, so I thought I’d give my two cents on them both. First up, let’s talk about an issue that’s come up with Lewis Lovhaug, AKA Linkara, and a number of people who post on Blip. If any of these people mean anything to you, PLEASE watch the video.
…Yeah, first off, I’d just like to thank Lewis for basically saying the same thing I’ve been saying to people who complain about ads in videos. Guys, most ads are what, 30 seconds? Sure, maybe you’ll come across one of those really obnoxious ones that’s like three minutes long, but seriously, you could just mute it and read a comic or something. It’s still LEAGUES better than what we have to deal with on TV. Deal with it. Second, as I brought up on Tumblr, was definitely a good idea of Lewis to post this video on YouTube. While I get that he has his reasons for not posting his videos on YouTube and respect his decision to not do so, messages like this definitely work well by being posted there. They reach a wider audience. The other thing I’d like to note is that, while I don’t have a PayPal account, you can be sure that when I get one, the DVD will likely be among the first things I use it for, and I encourage others to do the same.
The second thing I’d like to talk about is that Welshy recently noted on his Tumblr that he will be leaving TGWTG, as well as the entire flipping internet entirely. He didn’t really wanna talk about why, but some of us already know and understand why it would be necessary for him. Now, this is admittedly kind of awkward for me to comment on as I was never really a big fan of Welshy’s work. However, I do understand his contributions to the site, and I most certainly understand why this is a big loss for them, especially considering that a number of people have left within the past few months (Spoony, Iron Liz, PushingUpRoses, and JewWario). I will say though that this could be an opportunity for other internet reviewers to possibly get in, like SF Debris or Confused Matthew. Still, big shoes to fill.
Anyway, that’s all I really wanted to talk about. Leave your comments below, and I’ll see y’all later. Ja né!
Posted on May 17, 2013, in Miscellaneous and tagged Blip, Channel Awesome, Linkara, PayPal, TGWTG, That Guy with the Glasses, Tumblr, Welshy, YouTube. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Welshy is leaving? I will miss him as I highly enjoy his videos.
Funny how people only complain about Ad-block when revenue is down. Ad-blocking software has been around for a while, and yet this is the first time i’m hearing Linkara complain about it. Why can’t it just be that, Linkara’s 15 minutes of fame are drying up? No offense to the guy, I still enjoy his stuff, but isn’t his overall viewership down as well? If that’s the case, then how can you seriously blame ad-blocking software for your profits going down? He also ruins his point in the end of the video by plugging his shirt and DVD. Why to make the struggling artist feel sympathy for the giant video producer.