Sunday, June 22, 2014

YouTube Video Trolling Explained

YouTube Trolling (Image: Flickr CC; by Cali4Beach)

What is Video Trolling on YouTube?

Trolling in the YouTube world is where someone creates a video and some part of the content is designed to get a reaction from viewers. This reaction has been termed "trolling". More likely than not, the reaction is expected to be negative among viewers, and might offend some people. In this context, the whole purpose for a YouTube video to engage in trolling is to create some type of controversy with the end result being more viewers to come across their YouTube video.

YouTubers are Guilty of Video Trolling

People that post videos regularly and get a lot of views are called "YouTubers". Among YouTubers, people that engage in trolling for video views are looked upon like they will sell out just to get some more views. However, many YouTubers will do whatever they need to do to get video views. Professional YouTubers advise newcomers to create high quality content for their YouTube Channel, and then trolling is not necessary.

TheFineBros show various YouTubers a video clip of Boxxy (at this URL), and they comment on her personality. In the Q&A section following the video, The Fine Bros. ask YouTubers if Boxxy was trolling, and they say "yes". The Fine Bros. explain to YouTubers that Boxxy is a made up character with the intent to get views by upsetting some viewers.

Some of the YouTubers believe that in 2009, that there wasn't as much content on YouTube, and that Boxxy was just trying to get some views by creating this video. Some people have even called Boxxy the "Queen of the Internet" even if she was creating a trolling type of YouTube video.

Trolling also Happens in Journalism

Ann Coulter called soccer a "liberal conspiracy" and a sign of the "moral decline of the U.S." on her website, while the World Cup was taking place in 2014. This is a prime example of when a person attempts to use extreme terms to make a point, and hopefully be so outrageous in her wording, that people get offended.

I know that some people were offended by her outrageous stance on soccer, but it is also pretty obvious that she is using extreme terms to make her point. In my opinion, this is just bad journalism. But that is probably why her soccer hating article is on her "column" which is on her personal website. I doubt any legitimate publication would publish an article like this.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The New Format for Judge Judy Reality Court TV Show

Judge Judy Reality Court TV Show
Judge Judy is one of my favorite reality TV shows, and I like the fact that it is not scripted. I watch it regularly, and about the beginning of June 2014 or shortly after, I noticed that there is a new format to the court show. There are now three cases shown instead of two.

Old Format to the Judge Judy Reality Court TV Show

The old format was they showed two courtroom cases edited down to within a 30 minute slot, which is about 8 minutes worth of commercials. So two cases to fit within 22 minutes is 11 minutes given to each case.

After each individual case, they would allow the Plaintiff and Defendant to make comments on the ruling of the case.

The New Format to Judge Judy Reality Court TV Show

The new format that started in June 2014 on Judge Judy is to fit three cases within the 22 minutes of show. The new format does not show what the Plaintiff and Defendant says after case #1 and case #2, which they previously showed. They do show what the Plaintiff and Defendant say after the 3rd case.

I have also noticed that it seems that Judge Judy seems to be telling the Plaintiff and Defendant to "work it out" among themselves more, and giving them the option to work it out on their own. I think that it's probably really good advice too, since taking someone to small claims court can end a friendship or relationship with a family member.

Is the New Format Better?

I am not ready to make a judgment on whether the new format to Judge Judy reality court TV show is better or worse. The main issue is whether the content is still there. People in general want to watch interesting people, and interesting cases.

The typical case on Judge Judy is over failure to pay rent, or damages to a rental home. If there is an interesting person on, you want to see more air time with this interesting person on the show. So in that sense, squeezing 3 cases into 22 minutes could affect the content due to editing the cases down.

Overall, I still enjoy watching Judge Judy reality court TV show, despite the new format that has taken place. Judge Judy reality court TV show gets Z.Love's "Stamp of Approval."

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