Monday, September 12, 2011

Youtube games

   Looks like our all-beloved source of spazzing, fainting or hating, that is YouTube, was used in what - in my eyes - looks like poorly planned, hate-filled anti-Hallyu propaganda. But well, everyone can believe what they want. My first reaction after reading that was: oh, so Yahoo Japan is reporting this? U mad, bro?

Youtube blocks Korea as a result of using tools to promote KPOP
Youtube announced that they will be blocking access from Korea. Users with the country setting “Korea” will not be able to upload videos, their views numbers will be monitored which means that they won’t be able to affect the number of views.

What is the reason that forced them to take this step? The truth is, Korea in order to support it’s own Kpop, manipulate the number of views into becoming more than 100,000 views. Normally Youtube will count one view for each user, but in Korea they have tools and use multiple accounts that allow them to fake increase the number of views.

Because of that, Girls Generation has more views than world stars like Britney Spears and Avril Lavigne. The ban is the measures taken to prevent such attacks.

source: Yahoo!Japan . trans: @As0or83

   Uhmm... Everything in this report is so fake, I'm not even sure I should comment on this, but few hours later (while me was werking hard at Uni) the article was taken down, and I came to having so much laugh^^
First - netizens are crazy, so even IF they did something, it's their doing, screw them, we know they are not normal human beings.
Second - YT can't ban the whole country, right?
Third - so now Korean artist having more views than *cough* world star *cough* like Avril Lavigne is suspicious? And although loop is counted as spam on YT, one IP can cheat the system. usually it takes to watch few other videos and repeat the one you like (me: few trailers in-between). Works like a charm.
As some fans pointed out, this news is from a tabloid website Searchina that is currently basking in resentment and anti-Hallyu obsessions in Japan, and their news are as believable as The Daily or whatever you have in every country tabloid stating news about "mutant tomatoes killed my hamster!"
And I like rhetorics of this "article": but in Korea they have tools. And we all know THEY are really dangerous, THEY conspire with aliens to take over global production of lollipops, THEY control our minds and gods-know-what else.

Oh, I just love stupidity. It always puts a ssssmile on my face.