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tilvids

@tilvids@mstdn.social

A new type of video community. It's free, with no ads, no data-harvesting, just the best in edutainment content! Visit at http://tilvids.com to start watching!

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tilvids, to reddit
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Enjoying this thread where they pontificate about how online video needs competition, but it costs too much to do it.

I've been running tilvids.com for almost four years now on mostly community donations. The problem isn't the cost, it's the fact that every creator thinks they're the next Mr. Beast and just one video away from being a millionaire, and viewers are complacent.

We could all easily collectively decide to change this at any time.

https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/1c5loln/youtube_will_start_blocking_thirdparty_clients/kzv2rbn/

tilvids,
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@mamus Some PeerTube creators do have a donate button! That said, the donate button doesn't directly donate, it takes you to the page of their choice, so not necessarily frictionless.

tilvids, to Youtube
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If you care about an open Internet, contact the creators you enjoy watching and encourage them to move to decentralized platforms like PeerTube. I can promise you, it only gets worse from here with

https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/15/24131338/youtube-ad-blocker-crackdown-mobile-apps

lutindiscret, to random
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Hi @tilvids 👋

Could you ask Andrea Borman to to join tilvids? She make linux tutorials and her vids are of a rare pure style: no sponsor, no ad, no nagging to subscribe, no stupid thumbnails, just pure knowledge delivered for joy.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJsinEiaDqEn8a-GcADVEVA

tilvids,
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@lutindiscret

It actually works better when the creators hear from you all, because it shows that you care about the TILvids community! I have reached out to many creators, but most of them think I'm trying to pitch a business venture or scam. :blobsad:

tilvids, to random
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tilvids, to android
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Free corporate plan for

  1. Double-down on your desktop

  2. Quadruple-down on your browser

  3. ($) Create a Mozilla instance (or partner with an established one). Sell ethical corporate sponsorships, split the revenue with creators

  4. ($) Create a service around private, secure, hosted instances of

  5. Advertise your products more

  6. Use all of the above as a basis for getting back into the phone device/OS game

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/02/mozilla-lays-off-60-people-wants-to-build-ai-into-firefox

tilvids, to ilaughed
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If wants to figure out monetization, they should explore the social space with One of the biggest challenges for individual instances to deal with is how to help their creators monetize vs. but Mozilla is large enough that they could start building those connections with companies looking to promote their products.

But sure, go ahead and chase the bandwagon with no monetization plan other than "AI is popular, let's do that."

https://www.androidpolice.com/mozilla-back-to-firefox-roots/

tilvids, to random
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A near billionaire content creator being courted by a likely eventual trillionaire eccentric to leave a multi-trillion-dollar platform for their own is everything wrong with the Internet circa 2024.

Can we all just agree to start over?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/elon-musk-x-claims-tested-115209563.html

matias, to random

@tilvids Hi! I'm planning to close my Patreon in favour of Liberapay/OpenCollective. I saw you have a Liberapay account, but it after I tried setting up a monthly donation it says "recipient isn't ready to accept new payments"

tilvids,
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@matias

I tried setting up Liberapay but never got around to finishing it. I'd like to do it someday, but don't have a lot of free time to figure it out.

tilvids, to Youtube
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People can be as upset about this as they want, but so long as they continue to watch they continue tacitly supporting their user-hostile actions. If you really want to make a difference, stop watching, and tell content creators why. When you can convince them to move to platforms that don't shove ads down your throat every 3 minutes, THAT is when you'll see change their tune.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/01/youtube-appears-to-be-reducing-video-and-site-performance-for-ad-block-users/

tilvids,
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@RobHadley

Absolutely, and I'd never suggest otherwise! The problem is, we've collectively decided to pay for content on the Internet with our attention, which has led to any number of problems, while at the same time enriching a very small number of companies (and an even smaller number of billionaires at the top).

Kelho, to tilvids

Hey @tilvids, any thoughts on upgrading the PeerTube version to >6.0?

Seems to have a bunch of great additions !

tilvids,
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@Kelho

I tried to roll it out the other night, but had to back out because of a problem with the yunohost script. Currently waiting for a resolution to be identified.

Oddly enough, the update went just fine on our redundant mirror instance...

tilvids, to random
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Your reminder that in just under 30 minutes, the mouse gets his first taste of freedom...

https://www.freewillie.net

tilvids, to Starwars
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Unleash the Force: Guess the Characters Challenge! ⭐

https://tilvids.com/w/tMEjfRqyMPwERpNoYDhCqi

tilvids, to manjaro
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Has an Problem :linux:

(video courtesy of @thelinuxcast Be sure to Like, Comment, & Subscribe to @thelinuxcast for more great content!) 💙

https://tilvids.com/w/evqi6FaQeahE31TK1ya6L9

fosserytech, to foss
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My 2023 summary video on @tilvids including Linux, FOSS and Fossery Tech events. I also talk about my plans for 2024.

Happy New Year! 🎆 🥂

https://tilvids.com/w/uCLWqoX5ASnBWhtyG73NWp

tilvids,
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@fosserytech Happy new year and great video! 🎆 Thanks for sharing it with the community! 💙

tilvids, to car
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The Alfa Romeo Badge Story - George and the Dragon? 🚗

(Video courtesy of @bigcar Be sure to Like, Comment, & Subscribe for more great content!) 💙

https://tilvids.com/w/sYZEFn39WqErbCbqU6bjpC

tilvids, to tilvids
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Welcome to new contributor Tools on Tech! Check out their latest video below, and if you enjoy, be sure to leave a like & comment, and subscribe to @toolsontech for more great content!

https://tilvids.com/w/1dRwWca1GHskTQaWdgysKa

kariboka, to random Portuguese

@tilvids the site is offline

tilvids,
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@kariboka

Ugh ok thanks. Investigating...

tilvids,
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@kariboka

Did a reboot, looks like it's back online now. Thanks for the heads-up!

tilvids, to tech
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According to FreeWillie.net, transition into the public domain exactly 7 days from now. That's much longer than it should have taken, but at least it starts a big snowball.

Copyright law needs to be fundamentally re-written to support creators, not corporations.

https://www.freewillie.net

tilvids,
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@mlanger @feoh

I do create content sometimes, but generally have opted not to monetize my creations. How about you?

tilvids,
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@mlanger @feoh

That's my original point though. Copyright law, in it's current form, is not doing much to benefit you as an individual creator. There's no good societal reason for creative works to be protected for a century; the only ones that benefit in that scenario are corporations. Allowing temporary monopolies over creative works for 20, 30, even 40 years is beneficial to creators, but at some point that benefit flips to stifling new creation at the benefit of large corporations.

tilvids,
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@epicEaston197

Nope. January 1st, 2024. It's a big day for copyright!

tilvids,
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@mlanger @feoh

The intention of copyright was not to pass on generational wealth, but rather to give creators a temporary monopoly over their works, long enough to capitalize on them for a period of time, but not so long that they can't transition into the public domain where other creators can utilize them in new works. I would definitely say it's more important for works to pass into the public domain than to pass down as generational wealth.

tilvids, to mastodon
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Every few weeks, I look at the growth we have both here on and on and I'm always blown away. I love that so many people are supportive and enthusiastic about the community we're trying to grow!

If you want to keep helping us grow, spread the word by boosting and sharing, and if you are in a position to do so, consider donating to help cover costs for running the servers!

https://tilvids.com/w/e58xxgfeYXM2R3wouecxEm

tilvids,
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@grahamperrin

Added and updated. Hopefully that helps with accessibility. Please continue sharing! 💙

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