So I’ve been thinking (I do that a lot) about the internet, and positivity, and how YouTube (+the whole internet) has become quite a negative place. Meaning… the comments. SO MUCH NEGATIVITY!!! SO much swearing for no reason!!! 🙁 BUT we can change that!! 😀 #MakeItHappy
Yeah, I'm putting yet another Kid President video in a post.
So guess what: The first video, HEY INTERNET! LET’S #MakeItHappy! From Kid President, has 35 dislikes (thumbs down). That. Is. Sad. It’s not loads (YAY!), but it is 35 people who decided that they would thumbs down a video about internet positivity. Like really?! That’s sad!
Here is a possible solution:
GET YOUTUBE TO TAKE THE THUMBS DOWN BUTTON OFF ALL VIDEOS.
Why is it there anyway? What’s the point?
Well, it is so people can have an opinion. People can say Yay! This is awesome! Great job! … or … This isn’t so good. You’re videos need some help. Maybe you should get a new camera? … That is constructive criticism (which is good!) but I feel that most of those dislikes and not-so-nice comments are not constructive, & not true… My guess is that the people who click that button and write those comments are quite often just taking their negative attitude out on others.
I know that it wouldn’t make people stop writing not nice comments, but it might be a step in the right direction.
What do you think…
Here are two articles about internet negativity:
They’re both really long (I only skimmed through them!) so you should only read them if you have a lot of time. 😉
So here is my challenge for you:
1. Send (or text, email, post… whatever you want) this picture to at least 10 people (if you’re posting it on your blog/social media that counts as 10 as well):
2. Email 4 people giving them 4 heartfelt compliments each.
3. Reply to the next negative comment you see. Say something like Who Cares? BE HAPPY! or Turn that negativity into positivity! or, as Kid President suggested, I LIKE CAPITAL LETTERS TOO!! But don’t forget to end the comment with #MakeItHappy!
4. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’ve done it, and… well you’ll see (if you do it 😉 LOL)!
So go out and be awesome, optimistic, and positive! YAAAAAAY!