Hello you gang of rapscallions. I have only recently found this site and... well... I'm pretty taken aback to be honest. Feel's very much like the Black Hat's from Philip K. D***s novel "The Adjustment Bureau". Anyhow, I'm a short film director and I first go onto the shady world behind YT marketting when a guy entered a competition that I entered and I remember one day looking at his video, then the next day looking and he had 22,000 views overnight. When I approached him, he played it all down and said he posted it on his facebook, which immediately got my goat up, the video was seriously not that good at all, not to gurney 22,000 views overnight... the prize bellshiff.... I should have given him a swift crack. So now I am here, with my films and I am slowly realising that the youtube world, isn't as transparent and democratic as it either once was, or as it likes to show. So, I am left asking myself if it is worth it? When someone can make a fairly crud video and publicise it, using what I would say, shady methods. And then there are 'better' films and artists who are being cast aside because of the methods they use. Of course, I suppose it's all about the content, and if your content is as good as it can be then.. (you know the argument)... So, what do I do now? Do I carry on looking at online publishing with an off transparent sheem. Or do I join the ranks, work with IM's and try to ride the storm in a cast iron galleon? Yes, this post is set out fairly dyslexic, because... I am dyslexic and yeah... well, I eat my own snot.