April 17, 2012
It seems like every day, I constantly have problems. Well, not every day, but most of the time, one problem seems to lead to another. There was one such problem I faced while I was using my laptop at my mom’s cupcake shop. My mom’s friend’s son was joining her at work, and he came to sit down with me at a table in the lobby. We became friends too. Everything was going great, he was conversing with me, and I helped him do a few things, when all of a sudden, he gives up. It’s like some people know when to quit, especially if something ends up not being corrected in such a perfect way. He stopped talking to me, as if I caused his computer to get all messed up. I have nothing to do with it, I was just trying to help. I needed to install Google Chrome on his computer, because whenever he tried uploading YouTube videos on Internet Explorer, it would crash and a box would pop up to stop the program. That worked, but he found that Google Chrome was harder to use, and it didn’t have any of his browsing history on it either. He also saw that a message would pop up stating that Chrome is unresponsive. I blame his computer speed for that, and he would suffer the same fate on Internet Explorer too. Although it is annoying to have to click out of those error messages, at least the webpages will pop up faster with Chrome. Once that message disappears, the webpage will open right up. It takes more brawn than brains to figure that fact out. Well, it’s his loss, so there’s nothing more to say about that. He blames the internet connection for his computer problems. My mom has high-speed cable internet, and it’s got a capable router to process data from any mobile computer, so I do not even want to hear stuff like that from him. He has no idea that our internet runs at 16 mbps, and that’s pretty fast. Even if I were taking up lots of bandwidth, it still wouldn’t make a difference.
About a half-hour later, my computer zapped off. I looked down under the table, and my cord was unplugged. My friend told me that he accidentally kicked the wall and that’s how the cord came out. Hmm, unlikely story! That instance has never happened with anyone, not even my youngest brother, who sits right next to me sometimes. Not even he could suddenly knock the cord out. Another half an hour later, it happens again. Then I said, “You know what, I’m done with you. I don’t like the fact that you keep on doing this. I just lost out on so much stuff, and now I got to restart everything”. I moved to the next table, and I didn’t talk to him for a few hours. He kept on bugging me too, which I hated, because I just wanted to be alone, to myself. That way I didn’t have to think about what he did to me and I could forget about all that. We settled everything, and I think he was telling the truth. I am still puzzled as to how he could have kicked that cord out of the wall. I mean, the plug is designed pretty good, and it’s one of those fat plugs that are hard to pull in and out. Whatever the case may be, I don’t think he’ll be doing it again, because I’m going to move my cord at a different place next time.
The next day, I sent a message to Darian03, one of my YouTube friends. I was a bit frustrated at the fact that he didn’t apply for a Social Blade partnership, when I gave him 100,000 YouTube views over the past 3 months. He was well-over the qualifications. The minimum requirement was 1,400 views a day or 25,000 views a month. It made no sense as to why he hasn’t done that. I sent him 2 messages about it last week, and he never responded. Well, as it turns out, he never applied, even though I could see the “congradulations” message right on the stats page. Social Blade is a website that records peoples’ YouTube stats, such as how many subscribers, video views, and channel views that they have. Since they have a recording of peoples’ videos into account, there is no application needed. Once they are approved, a button will appear next to their grand totals, entitled “Apply for Partner”. Once that button is clicked on, it will take the user to a page to connect their YouTube account with Social Blade. Once that is done, they will get ads to appear on their videos, and they will make money, based on how many views they get. They also get paid by how many people “click” on the ads. Social Blade sets a higher rate for those clicks than YouTube does, so it is far better to get a partnership through them versus on YouTube. They are still giving you YouTube partnership, but they are recruiting you to partnership. That is the difference. It used to be way harder to get YouTube partnership, but it is getting way easier to get partnership. Well, Darian replied to my message saying, “No thanks, I’m not interested. Just try to get it on your own.” What? I sacrificed my views for his, and I had to put those points on his videos myself, then he ditches me like that? OHHHHH, I am so mad. I just started putting views on my own videos last week because I thought that he would apply. Now, he’s no longer qualified because he doesn’t have enough daily views. He’s only getting 1,200 views. I had about 20 views per day, so that’s why I was mad. It’s going to take me a month to get myself views again. I trusted him, and now that I lost trust in him, I have no choice but to cause him lots of emotional harm. I have decided that I am going to go through all 908 of his YouTube videos, put dislikes on them on 13 of my YouTube accounts. Not only that, but I am also going to flag all his comments and reply to all his friends comments saying to unsubscribe to him. Then I would give them 50 free subscribers in return. So far I have done that on about 40 videos, and I replied to at least 20 people. He lost about 15 subscribers over the past 2 days. He will lose a lot more as time goes on. I will keep doing that until I get a Social Blade YouTube partnership.