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What to Consider Before Posting a Video on YouTube

Are you interested in creating a video to have displayed on YouTube?   With a large fan following, YouTube is a great place to create your own videos and get them seen.   With YouTube, it is not uncommon for one video to get as many as a few thousand hits, sometimes even more.   That’s one of the main reasons why internet users, just like you, enjoy sharing their videos on YouTube; the vulnerability is nice.  

As it was previously mentioned, many YouTube videos wind up getting thousands of hits.  While having a large number of viewers is fine, you never exactly know who is watching your videos, and what their aims are.   In today’s society, you want to be quite careful; different people interpret things different ways.  While you may believe that you’re just posting a simple online video website, someone else might actually believe you are speaking to directly to them or believe that you want to be found and contacted.   This shouldn’t keep you from uploading movies to YouTube; however, it ought to force you to practice safety.   You are advised against giving out any personal information about yourself, including where you live, as well as your full name.

What is nice about YouTube is that they let you take one of your videos down in a moments notice.  As an example, if you received bad feedback from one of your videos or if you changed your mind about sharing your video with the rest of the online community, you should have the ability to take your video down, but what you may not know is that the damage might have already been completed.   There are many internet users, especially those who consider themselves video fanatics, who really copy or save the videos that they find interesting or appealing.  This means that although you deleted one of your YouTube videos, it might still be in circulation, maybe even in the wrong hands.  That is why it is advised that you seriously think about what you’re doing before actually posting videos on YouTube.  

It is also advised that you examine the content of your YouTube videos before uploading them to the site.   While you may not necessarily be worried about offending anyone, you should be.   There are many internet users that take offense to videos or just discussions in general that celebration or make fun their races, religions, or general means of life.   You do not want to create a negative name for your self or perhaps just your YouTube name, as it may later come back to haunt you.  Additionally it is advised that you think about keeping your face out of your YouTube videos.   Showing your face can make it easier for internet predators to locate and contact you.  If you post a video of your self of YouTube, you might want to examine your physical appearance or consider how others may interpret your video.

The aforementioned factors are just a few of the many that you will want to take under consideration, before uploading or making your videos into the YouTube website.   As stated before, the decision as to whether you want to share your own videos on YouTube is yours to make, however if you are interested in doing so, it’s advised that you display caution.