Thursday, September 26, 2013

YouDuped

I hate it when I think I have stumbled across something startling and brand new only to find out it is old. Why the hell do people take youtube videos and re-post them under their own names anyway? It really makes me mad.
 
I had never seen this video and thought I had found it when it was just hours old!
 
 
 
 
Naive as I am, I responded with real concern about whether the dude was alright...
 
 
rube: see above.
 
Turns out this video has been bumping around on YouTube for 6 YEARS and has been re-posted by no less than 13 PEOPLE. Look at my comment again. I feel like an idiot. I don't know why I should, but I do. Most of the re-posts I've seen don't even have ads on them. So why do people do it? How am I supposed to tell what is actually new? The stupid Internet is Stupid with Stupid Stupid-Heads.

 
Yer Pal,
R A N T W I C K

9 comments:

RoadQueen said...

I hate it when people do that crap. It's like their own lives are so incredibly lackluster, they have to steal other people's material and lie through omission by allowing you to assume it's their footage, rather than providing the source with the credit.

Grrrr....

Chris Underwood said...

There are whole websites dedicated to outing wedding photographers who steal galleries from real wedding photographers and claim them as their own in order to get clients. Some have no ethics when it comes to this kind of thing.

Trevor Woodford said...

Ha..Ha...I've been caught out like this as well....what is new?? Who knows?? Odd the way it makes you feel though when you've made your comment....

Richard Sleegers said...

I think we need to go back to the days when you emailed your video. It took so long to upload that you only did stuff it was really important, like inspirational PowerPoint videos with bad music. Then when you saw your name in all the forwards you knew you'd seen it before!
I also hate being duped by "videos" that are actually photos that zoom/rotate around.

RANTWICK said...

Like that voicemail message of some guy who witnessed a car accident and a bunch of old ladies beating the other driver up... just keeps resurfacing!

cafiend said...

I hate that sinking feeling when a friend tells you that the thing you think you discovered fresh and new is old, busted or an outright hoax. Glurk! *shrivel* (slink away)

johnnytrashbike said...

man, i hate that!!
BTW: saw this video and thought you might like it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiJwnZXOAmc

RANTWICK said...

johnny - you little shit ;)

Chandra said...

Patrick:
It is my belief that you can only take responsibility for your actions.
Yes, it is silly that this video would be re-posted.
Just ignore and continue doing you great deeds!
Peace :)

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