2021 Mar 1, 8:52pm
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YouTube alternative Rumble announced the testing of its first ever live stream – one of the features that are increasingly in demand among both mainstream and alternative platforms’ userbases.Rumble – that says it is already serving over 3 million creators, and is independently owned without being beholden to venture capitalists or large companies – first announced it would be live streaming former President Donald Trump’s address at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2021 event, dubbed, “America Uncanceled.”Rumble reported that a record number of people had tuned in to watch the livestream, specifying that the numbers were close to 100,000 concurrent users and approaching over 500,000 total viewers, and then announcing, “We did it and flawlessly. Rumble is ready for more.”The reaction from commenters was mostly positive, reporting a smooth viewing experience, as well as praising the platform for incorporating closed captions for hearing impaired users.And while it’s still early days for live streaming on Rumble, it’s no surprise this Canada-based alternative video hosting service – that is supported and widely used by conservatives and libertarians in the turbulent and censorship-laden post-election period – has decided to start testing and implementing this feature.Namely, live streaming, although by no means a new feature on social networks, has recently seen a huge growth in popularity, particularly with the lockdowns, even giving rise to a new class of livestream-only apps like Clubhouse, along with established, Big Tech ones like Amazon’s Twitch and Google’s YouTube.The way the pandemic and lockdowns have helped live streaming gain in popularity is human nature, as people isolated in their homes for months seek a sense of communication that is most similar to actual human contact and community.Rumble, backed by political commentator Dan Bongino, might not be wrong to hitch its wagon to the live streaming trend, because it is still a largely untapped part of the video hosting market and is only projected to grow, both among users and marketers.Ensuring growth among those categories is of key importance for Big Tech alternatives looking to become viable competitors.Rumble is now seeking creators who live stream gaming, crypto, stocks, lifestyle, and sports.
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And while it’s still early days for live streaming on Rumble, it’s no surprise this Canada-based alternative video hosting service – that is supported and widely used by conservatives and libertarians in the turbulent and censorship-laden post-election period – has decided to start testing and implementing this feature.
Rumble is experiencing massive growth as people ditch Big TechRumble just had its best ever quarter.The CEO Chris Pavlovski launched the platform back in 2013 with an aim to provide “video creators a way to host, manage, distribute and monetize their content.” The company believes in providing small creators “equal opportunity” for expressing themselves freely and giving them the same set of tools that large creators have access to.The sudden rise in the users in Rumble’s case could be explained by the banning of President Trump and many users from Big Tech social media platforms in recent times.Pavlovski, while providing average viewing times, said that 4.5 billion minutes were watched by the first quarter in 2021, compared to the 188 million back in the third quarter of 2020.He said that the platform was built to support all small creators, regardless of whether they belonged to the right or left. “My goal is to keep it as fair as possible. We’re not interested in taking any position on any type of content, we just want to be a platform, and I believe that’s why we’ve seen so much growth,” Pavlovski said to Fox Business.The platform, backed by political commentator Dan Bongino, who has also experienced much Big Tech censorship, furthermore, does not amplify any comment based on its popularity or reactions it has earned. “There is no amplification of any kind,” Rumble’s CEO said.Rampant censorship of users on Big Tech platforms, especially around election times, has persuaded a number of Republicans to move on to using alternate platforms such as Rumble.Pavlovski says that Big Tech, mainstream platforms were not helping small creators and have been prioritizing content based on their preferences. That is the gap that Rumble plans on bridging.“By 2020 and 2021, large platforms were prioritizing content they want to amplify – not by small creators. That exodus has been happening in the last year at a pace that I think will set in stone for the long term—those small creators are fed up with the larger platforms and are looking for an alternative solution— and I think they found it in Rumble,” said Pavlovski.
Bitchute is good too.Fuck the FAGAT's
Bitchute has a commenting system, but one the stupidest ones ever. If somebody make a reply to one of my comments, there is no notification - therefore it's impossible to have a conversation on the site.It's useful for hosting video, and NOTHING else - it's also sometimes agonizingly difficult to upload videos to it.
Faggots are just people
Onvacation saysBitchute is good too.Fuck the FAGAT'sYou know, I have a twinge of guilt using the term FAGAT, no matter how appropriate for these companies.Faggots are just people with a mental disorder/addiction who desperately need to believe that they were "born that way" in order not to commit suicide right now.But they are fellow humans, and they deserve sympathy on that account in spite of their severe and likely fatal illness which they often attempt to spread to children.On the other hand, FAGAT is a damn good acronym for remember which companies are taking away our rights.
Faggots are just people with a mental disorder/addition who desperately need to believe that they were "born that way" in order not to commit suicide right now.
Reddit users have been reporting to Reclaim The Net that the social media site is censoring alternative video platform Rumble in private messages.Screenshots shared show that the platform is informing users that their messages containing links to Rumble are blocked by domain filters.Reclaim The Net was able to independently confirm this, also seeing that, on Desktop, any private messages that contained a link to a Rumble simply failed to turn up in the recipient’s inbox.Rumble has dramatically grown in popularity particularly around the troubled US presidential elections in November and an onset of widespread censorship on its mainstream giant corporate competitors.Last year, another alternative video social network, BitChute, also saw links to bitchute.com blocked in Reddit posts. Users at the time noticed that any post containing such links was being automatically removed, with no obvious moderator action taking place, while links could still be posted in comments.When users wanted to know why this was happening, an admin said that BitChute was included in Reddit’s spam filter, and that “not all links caught in the spam filter can be re-approved by mods.”But users were still unclear why posts could not be reinstated if a moderator approved them manually.Both Rumble and BitChute have seen many anticompetitive hurdles placed in front of them over the past year trying to compete and ensure longevity in a market dominated by giants and permeated by censorship, and Reddit has not been the only “traditional” social network to go after them.As reports last year detailed, Twitter was also making it difficult for users to post or follow links to BitChute as tweets containing them were getting flagged as “potentially harmful and unsafe.”
Had to write a note to Rumble today:Hi Rumble,I love what you're doing, but you're making a HUGE mistake in running site registration and your contact form through Goolge's reCaptcha.
Hi Rumble,I love what you're doing, but you're making a HUGE mistake in running site registration and your contact form through Goolge's reCaptcha.
But how to make a business out of that when Google offers their spyware for free to any site willing to betray its users' privacy?
Move small, classified ads for one company to one box, and for the second company to the other box?
@Rb6d This is an interesting idea.So you make the user's work actually be advertising!
Hundreds of thousands flock to Rumble after Big Tech censors Trump interviewRumble was home to the episode that was deleted by YouTube.
YouTube TV has been removed from Roku's channel store, after Roku and YouTube TV parent Google failed to come to a distribution agreement amid accusations that the tech giant made anti-competitive demands.Why it matters: These spats happen regularly between Pay-TV providers and linear TV networks. But in the digital era, this is one of the rare times in which consumers will have a major streaming network removed from their platform's channel store due to a breakdown in negotiations.Details: The channel will still be available for existing YouTube TV customers, but new users that wish to download the app from Roku's channel store will no longer have the ability to do so.Roku is keeping the app available to existing users so that customers don't get caught up in the messy negotiations.Earlier this week, Roku notified customers that YouTube TV may be forced off its platform if it couldn't come to an agreement with Google over a distribution deal. Notably, the dispute between Google and Roku is not over financial terms.Roku said Google made demands that included requests for preferential treatment of its YouTube TV and YouTube apps.Specifically, the platform cited four demands from Google that it thought were anticompetitive, including Google's request for Roku to manipulate consumer search results and grant access to data not available to other companies.Roku also alleged that Google has tried to leverage the power of its YouTube app to force Roku to accept hardware requirements that would increase consumer costs and act in a discriminatory way against Roku.