12/10/2013 — Dutchsinse makes NASDAQ !!

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Google’s Awful Changes to YouTube Laid Bare in Nightmarish Tale

Earlier this month, Google ( GOOG ) overhauled YouTube’s comment section — the place where taste, logic, and decency go to die — and integrated Google+ in the hopes that attaching real names would lead to better discussions.

The response from users, however, was far from positive. Users bemoaned the erosion of privacy and the ability to post videos and comments anonymously. (Never mind the fact that any site with a Facebook ( FB ) comment section featuring real names contains just about as much ignorance and hate as your standard YouTube video.) They accused the move of being a blatant attempt to boost Google+ traffic and usage, and complained that the actual implementation of the comment section — wherein awful posts are pushed to the top simply because they have a large number of replies — is one of the worst design decisions Google has ever backed.

But if you thought the recent changes Google made to YouTube were bad before, wait until you hear the harrowing, nightmarish tale of what happened to Michael Janitch, a.k.a dutchsinse, when his account was flagged.

Janitch found himself at the mercy of a major security flaw in Google+, influenced by the company’s push to use real names on the social network. His dutchsinse profile on Google+ was flagged erroneously (and, with a heaping bowl of irony, anonymously) for being an imposter. In cases like these, Google tends to take a “shut down first, never ask questions later” approach and promptly deleted Janitch’s dutchsinse page. However, because his popular YouTube page is tied to that Google+ account, all his videos and subscribers were removed as well.

More than 800 videos and 75,000 subscribers accumulated over the course of three years gone, all because someone flagged his separate Google+ account. His YouTube account, according to Janitch, never received a single strike or violation otherwise.

Janitch wasn’t sent an email from YouTube or Google+ regarding the issue. And despite having his cell phone number tied to both accounts for log-in verification, he didn’t receive a mobile notification either.

Making matters even more Kafkaesque, not only is there absolutely no way to dispute the flag before Google automatically shuts down a profile, there is no official recourse to get your videos back. It took one of Janitch’s inside connections at Google to contact the policy team to restore his YouTube page, his videos, and his subscribers. But that still left Janitch without a means to use his Google+ account on YouTube without going through a confirmation process.

And that confirmation process is pretty horrifying, too.

From Google+, a user who has been flagged as an imposter is taken to a Reinstatement Request page which reads:

Google+ has always been about connecting just the right people. Whether you’re reaching out to an old friend or looking up the business hours of a local store on its Google+ Page, you want to be confident that these profiles and pages really represent who they say they do. We are concerned that your Google+ Page is impersonating another person or entity. In order to keep Google+ safe, we need to verify some information about your page.
From there, you identify the profile as either an individual or business, and then you’re taken to a form to confirm your identity.

How do you confirm your identity? A photo ID.

Proving that online anonymity has fully eroded on YouTube, Janitch was forced to send a copy of his passport to prove his identity. However, bear in mind, the Google+ profile was for “dutchsinse,” not Michael Janitch. Obviously, the name “dutchsinse” doesn’t appear anywhere on Janitch’s passport, so there was no simple way for him to confirm his online persona.

And Janitch had to go through this process six times.

Six times, someone with a grudge — or simply wishing to prove the absolute mess caused by YouTube’s Google+ integration — flagged Janitch’s account as an imposter and six times he had to jump through hoops in order to get it back. Of course, the user flagging the account doesn’t have to provide an ID in order to prove that Janitch was, in fact, impersonating him. Only the accused must prove his innocence.

It is astounding how many problems Google caused with this integration. Cleaning up YouTube comments is a wonderful notion, some might even say a pipe dream. But not only did Google exacerbate the problem — as evidenced by fake Google+ accounts and the lack of a character limit in the new comment section — it has penalized honest YouTube users with a confirmation rigmarole for erroneous accusations on a completely different site.

Google, it’s time to fix your fix.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
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Referenced Stocks: FB, GOOG
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12/09/2013 — Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm — Craton movement obvious OK, TX, WY, WA

video update here:

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Over the course of the past 48 hours, December 7th, through December 9th 2013 — a series of moderate sized earthquakes has struck directly along the edge of the North American Craton.

This newest craton edge earthquake swarm consists of upper 3.0M and mid-4.0M earthquakes occurring just South of Yellowstone National Park (supervolcano).  Still well within the newly defined perimeter of the underground magma chamber(s) associated with past eruptions.

This Yellowstone swarm is on top of yesterdays 4.5 magnitude event in Oklahoma, and the ADDITIONAL 3.7 magnitude event in Northeast Texas (both at fracking operation earthquake swarm locations).

craton edge earthquakes december 9 2013

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Current Yellowstone 4.2M earthquake statistics:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000ldss#summary

Event Time

  1. 2013-12-08 18:08:08 UTC
  2. 2013-12-08 11:08:08 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-12-08 12:08:08 UTC-06:00 system time

Location

43.217°N 110.632°W depth=5.0km (3.1mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 14km (9mi) ESE of Hoback, Wyoming
  2. 111km (69mi) ESE of Ammon, Idaho
  3. 115km (71mi) SE of Rexburg, Idaho
  4. 117km (73mi) ESE of Idaho Falls, Idaho
  5. 292km (181mi) NNE of Salt Lake City, Utah

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We have been watching over the past 7 days, since December 2 2013, for this Yellowstone swarm to occur.

THIS SWARM WAS EXPECTED.  Read my post from Dec. 2, 2013 here:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=646332708752490&set=a.363126717073092.106418.296574443728320&type=1

Past 24 hours of noteworthy earthquake activity… 5.5M off the West Coast (coast of Oregon) — in the fresh lava fields , where the USGS announced new small fissures which are producing large volumes of lava across the sea floor (burying USGS sensors). A sign to expect movement along the craton edge (again).. meaning OK, TX, AR.. possibly CO/NM border, and Yellowstone again as well.

Any time Oregon shows, we see follow up along the edge of the plate.

below is a screenshot of the 5.5M event which preceded this current craton unrest:

oregon 5.5m dec 1 2013

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Areas which still have not shown movement .. such as the fracking operations at the CO/NM border, also along the craton edge to the Northeast (Canada US border), East Coast Virginia, and off the East coast by a couple hundred miles.

New Madrid is quiet… a few earthquakes under 2.0M , but rather silent due to the pressure relief occurring to the South, West, and East (via the craton edge, yellowstone, fracking earthquakes).

Use the multiple earthquake monitoring links here to stay up to date on current seismic activity:

http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/11302011-list-of-earthquake-links-for-global-monitoring/

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More on the Yellowstone magma chamber here:

http://www.nature.com/news/large-magma-reservoir-gets-bigger-1.14036

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The reservoir of molten rock underneath Yellowstone National Park in the United States is at least two and a half times larger than previously thought. Despite this, the scientists who came up with this latest estimate say that the highest risk in the iconic park is not a volcanic eruption but a huge earthquake.

Yellowstone is famous for having a ‘hot spot’ of molten rock that rises from deep within the planet, fuelling the park’s geysers and hot springs1. Most of the magma resides in a partially molten blob a few kilometres beneath Earth’s surface.

New pictures of this plumbing system show that the reservoir is about 80 kilometres long and 20 kilometres wide, says Robert Smith, a geophysicist at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. “I don’t know of any other magma body that’s been imaged that’s that big,” he says.

Smith reported the finding on 27 October at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver, Colorado.

Past Yellowstone eruptions seen here:

yellowstone_caldera_map

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Watch the Yellowstone Earthquake threat video here:

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12/09/2013 — Three Years of Statistics / Analytics for the Dutchsinse Channel !!

December 6, 2010 — the date I made my first video!  Now that we’ve just passed December 6, 2013, lets have a look at the total reach of my youtube channel so far.

Once a year I make this information public.  This is an exact breakdown from my youtube analytics , showing total lifetime channel information.

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three years stats december 7 2013

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34 million overall views, 18.4 MILLION MINUTES WATCHED .. and I made a total of 111.24 .. LOL !!  🙂

How about the subscribers?!  looks like I’ve lost more than some channels ever get ! 😛

Male to Female ratio is almost 50/50 !!!  Check out the age of my average viewer . Wow!

There are several months where I didn’t post hardly any videos, which clearly shows in the count overall. You can see where I posted every day in 2011 going into 2012… then backed off bigtime.

🙂   Cheers to all for 3 years of sharing fascinating news!