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What to Consider Before Posting a Video on YouTube

Are you interested in making a movie to have exhibited on YouTube?   With a large fan following, YouTube is a great place to make your own videos and get them seen.   With YouTube, it isn’t uncommon for a single video to get as many as a couple thousand hits, sometimes even more.   That’s one of the main reasons why internet users, just like you, like sharing their videos on YouTube; the exposure is nice.   Needless to say, the choice to upload your videos to YouTube is yours to make, but there are a few important factors that you may first want to take into consideration.

While having a large number of viewers is nice, you never exactly know who is watching your videos, as well as what their aims are.   While you may believe that you’re only posting a simple online video website, someone else may actually think that you are talking to straight to them or believe that you want to be found and contacted.   This shouldn’t keep you from uploading videos to YouTube; however, it should 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’s nice about YouTube is that they let you shoot one of your videos down at a moments notice.  For instance, in case you received bad feedback from one of your videos or if you changed your mind about sharing your video with the rest of the internet community, you should be able to take your video down, but what you might not know is that the damage may have already been done.   There are lots of internet users, particularly those who believe themselves video fanatics, who actually copy or save the movies 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’s the reason it is recommended 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 website.   While you might not necessarily be worried about offending anyone, you should be.   There are lots of internet users who take offense to videos or just discussions in general that bash or make fun their races, religions, or standard way of life.   You don’t wish to create a negative name for your self or even just your YouTube name, as it may later come back to haunt you.  It is also advised that you think about keeping your face from your YouTube videos.   Showing your face may make it easier for internet predators to find and contact you.  If you post a video of yourself of YouTube, you might want to examine your appearance or think about how others may interpret your own video.

The aforementioned factors are simply a few of the many that you will want to take into account, before uploading or making your videos into the YouTube site.   As stated before, the decision as to whether you want to share your videos on YouTube is yours to make, but if you’re interested in doing this, it’s advised that you display caution.