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#1 Posted by Emandudeguyperson (2502 posts) -
#2 Posted by NukeSpoon (530 posts) -

What's a YouTube?

#3 Posted by Emandudeguyperson (2502 posts) -

I think YouTube has lost it's luster, it was cool before it got into all that WMG copyright crap (IMO). 
 
Edit: mods please put this in off-topic?

#4 Posted by Coltonio7 (3156 posts) -

You put it in the gun and it pushes HIM back!

#5 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -

What do you mean by "cool"? I'm not fully understanding.

#6 Posted by Bigandtasty (3202 posts) -

I never thought it was cool. I just thought of it as a good place for videos.
 
Then when the comments started getting ridiculously dumb, it became "a good place for videos but don't try to read the comments".

#7 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

No, because it's white. If I could switch all the white to black it would regain it's cool.

#8 Posted by Karn (690 posts) -

No....God no...

#9 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
@Linkyshinks said:
" No, because it's white. If I could switch all the white to black it would regain it's cool. "
That's racist. I DO NOT APPROVE.
#10 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

I always hated Youtube.  Back when it was first becoming popular it was a huge downgrade in video quality from the sort of video downloads I was used to.  Plus back then you could get away with browsing the net with Javascript completely disabled.
 
Now, just as before, you got a slow, lower quality service with comments, but I'm glad Youtube opened the door to higher quality video formats a while back.  Still the site is slow as FUCK, and I can't see how they continue to get away with it.

#11 Posted by Tirrandir (217 posts) -

It's ... youtube.  You don't need it to be cool.  You just need it to be there when you need to find a clip of anything in the history of everything.  
 
That's like asking if the search bar in my web browser is cool.

#12 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Tirrandir said:
"That's like asking if the search bar in my web browser is cool. "
Now that's cool.
#13 Posted by Mikemcn (6968 posts) -

Youtube will always be around and always have a userbase, so ya, it will be "cool"
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#14 Posted by Dethfish (3638 posts) -

Youtube can't sit at the cool table with Giantbomb anymore. Someone found out Youtube likes Pokemon.
 
Oh no, I'm flashing back to my middle school days.

#15 Posted by Gamer_152 (14066 posts) -

YouTube is a video hosting site, I don't really see them as cool or uncool, just as hosting cool or uncool stuff. I do however understand that there is a bit of a 'YouTube Culture' surrounding the various popular bloggers and video-creators of the site but for the large part I'm not interested in any of that. The recent flood of copyright claims and the advertisements that pop up at the bottom of the videos have not been additions to the site I have enjoyed however, I've found them very annoying and I think I use YouTube less because of it. As for the average person who comments on the videos there I have no desire to talk to any of them, for the most part the commenters just seem to be a vast mass of idiots and jerks.

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#16 Posted by Chaser324 (6395 posts) -
@Tirrandir said:
" That's like asking if the search bar in my web browser is cool. "
Not all browser address/search bars are equal. Just compare between IE, Firefox, and Chrome. Some are definitely cooler than others and some you might not consider cool at all.
 
As far as Youtube, they're the dominant video hosting site for a reason. Huge user base, reliability, and excellent video compression/streaming tech. Yes, that's very cool.
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#17 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I still find it an incredibly useful site. Where else will I find the most obscure video game soundtracks?

#18 Posted by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -

Not since they sold out in 06, man.

#19 Posted by Nettacki (1317 posts) -

Its coolness depends on the users that I subscribe to as well as some of the videos and comments that lie there. Sometimes it's cool - subscribed to Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater, who makes some pretty sweet tour vids - and sometimes it's not - the dumb retards like Fred and the Irate Gamer.

#20 Posted by JacobForrest (307 posts) -

It's incredibly useful and functional. I can't really think of any other site that provides the same ease and efficiency of video sharing as YouTube. As long as you ignore the vast majority of the comments, sure, it's cool.

#21 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2136 posts) -
@Chaser324: Would that really be cool though? I would say they are good as in easy to use, fast, efficient.
 
As far as youtube, WTF does "cool" even mean and who really cares? If the only reason you use it is because you think it's "cool", well that's just stupid.
#22 Posted by Pinkshley1 (453 posts) -

Youtube is infested by ads and idiots. Look at the comments below any video and you will see users calling each other various insults of which "fag" is the most tame.

#23 Posted by Tearhead (2159 posts) -

Not since Google bought it and all they do is shit ads at you.

#24 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4894 posts) -

Shouldn't you have put it in Off-topic to begin with? 
 
And yes it's still cool. It's 99.8% shit and .02% cool stuff that I like to watch. Almost all partnerships are cool.

#25 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2907 posts) -

Youtube is cool because it easily lets you put random clips on the internet. Observe:
 

#26 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6988 posts) -

D. Kind-of.

#27 Posted by Metroid545 (1823 posts) -

not really especially since it is the breeding ground of the bored middle school or just plain immature and the addiction of adds

#28 Edited by Milkman (16621 posts) -

What the hell kind of stupid discussion is this?
 
What defines a website as cool?
 
I'm confused.

#29 Posted by happyfatman (149 posts) -

I'll tell you what's NOT cool... a 10-minute limit.  That's not cool at all.

#30 Posted by dancingphlower (118 posts) -

Youtube is cool. Fred is not.

#31 Posted by AndrewB (7568 posts) -

Youtube is so mainstream now that it's just a part of our lives. It'll be cool as long as they keep video game glitch videos on the site.

#32 Posted by DanielJW (4915 posts) -

I like a lot of people on there, not so much  the top subscribed, but there is still plenty of quality to be found.

#33 Posted by JJOR64 (18942 posts) -

I still get entertainment out of YouTube but, old YouTube was so much better.

#34 Posted by Absurd (2934 posts) -

It's Youseful.

#35 Posted by Maxszy (2064 posts) -

Its a great site in its usefulness. Whether it is "cool" or not, I don't know. I think it is a rather indifferent site. It is just there, and the internet as we know it wouldn't be the same without it. So maybe for that reason it is "cool"?

#36 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -
@Milkman said:
"What the hell kind of stupid discussion is this?  What defines a website as cool?  I'm confused. "

For reals!
#37 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -
@Tearhead said:
" Not since Google bought it and all they do is shit ads at you. "
#38 Posted by PenguinDust (12484 posts) -

YouTube is easy and accessable, but I don't know if it was ever "cool" unless preteens singing "Aqua" songs into hair brushes and morons attempting stupid stunts with bone breaking results is really cool. 

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#39 Edited by Gizmo (5389 posts) -
@Black_Rose said:

" @Tearhead said:

" Not since Google bought it and all they do is shit ads at you. "
"
*points at firefox 3.5.2 and also points and adblock plus addon*
 
 
GET
#40 Posted by Gmanall (1683 posts) -

  They seem to be putting to much limits on videos and it has become annoying.

#41 Posted by lemon360 (1102 posts) -

i miss the youtube of 06/07. people always brought new content and videos were long. now fred, smosh, and all those goons hold a monopoly.

#42 Posted by Insectecutor (1186 posts) -

Youtube is a place for deluded fools to upload the contents of their bowels only to be encouraged by hoards of repellent shit-eating monkeys that wouldn't know quality and good taste if it fucked them in the throat.

#43 Posted by Shazam (474 posts) -

 Youtube will always be good in my books so long as I can regularly find great videos of people seriously injuring themselves. 'Nuff said.

#44 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

It's a service not a status symbol. 

#45 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6295 posts) -

I still use it, but then again I'm not very cool to begin with. I like a lot of popular things.

#46 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -

Youtube was cool until it started having a double standard for what was "Family Friendly Content" and what wasn't depending on how big your corporation was. 

#47 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

it's just meh. it was good back when it wasn't bought by google. before u could upload anything now a lot of videos uploaded get deleted because of in-fragments.

#48 Posted by eroticfishcake (7783 posts) -

I wouldn't know. I would say that it's handy though.

#49 Edited by BigBoss1911 (2430 posts) -

Its not what it used to be.WMG has really ruined alot of videos.A vid from youtubes golden age. 

#50 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -

YouTube blows now. 
 
Ever since it got bought by Google the level to which videos have been getting deleted over copyright has been fucking ridiculous. And before one of you wanks goes off about how great and wonderful copyright is supposed to be, they've been deleting videos that are supposed to be covered under fair use. It's a shit biscuit now, and we need a new one.