2 Billion Fake Views on Youtube - Perception is Reality

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Sunday, December 30th, 2012, 6:37pm

Busted!
-You're busted, bitchhhhh
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LOL hey dudes... have you heard about this? According to the Huffington post, Youtube just removed over 2 billion fake views from their system, mostly belonging to Universal Music and Sony/BMG artists... yeah... major labels haha.

Some of you are probably already on board with the fact that everyone embellishes, especially larger companies. Hell even I embellish (of course, duh), but then a lot of times I'm not even trying to and my website does it for me... people will email me like "Oh Mike yay you're such a success" and I'm like "Are we talking about the same me?" haha. I end up having to explain this every once in awhile.

You see, studies have shown that, psychologically speaking, perception of value is value. For instance, if you did a blind taste test with a popular soft drink, but tried it out in varying containers, those containers would actually influence how good the taste-testers think the soda tastes. It's been proven over and over again. Crazy, huh? I mean put some gourmet flan in a box that looks like frozen diarrhea, and people are most likely not going to think it tastes as good haha.

I learned that lesson a long time ago when a close friend showed me first hand by building up his company from nothing more than an idea to something very popular, with only one real principle on hand to guide him at all times: "Pretend you're already a success, and you won't have to convince people to support you; They will want to jump on board and join in the fun".

Its so crazy but its so true.

Anyway, having said that, I totally understand why those labels were pushing fake views. It's actually more a question of "why not" than "why", when you consider it's just a business trying to earn more profit. And I'm telling you right now, if I could push a magic button and all the sudden I had 2 billion views... hell yes I would do it! People would think I was already famous, which would end up making me famous, just like my friend says, lol.

Anyway, just to clarify: Big labels are still totally whores. Don't think I'm on their side now or anything. I just see why they did what they did.

But still haha on them getting busted. It's always fun to enjoy the suffering of some huge heartless corporation, lol.

And yet they still win, because I'm sitting at home in my pajamas, writing about them...

DOH

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Gornot
Monday, December 31st, 2012, 6:33am
Well, I would disagree that they win. All they have to offer are fake views and shitty music. You, on the other hand, are the total opposite... even when wearing pajamas xD
Mike Peralta
Monday, December 31st, 2012, 7:28am
Oh man you always have my back! What is going to happen one day when you go on vacation or something? I'll fall apart!
Shea Woodrow
Monday, December 31st, 2012, 10:19am
Last week, the cops caught me "spying" on my ex from the bushes outside her house. I tried to explain that Youtube was broken and I didn't want her to feel like nobody was watching, but they didn't buy it. Bastards.
Mike Peralta
Monday, December 31st, 2012, 10:39am
looooooooool
Gornot
Monday, December 31st, 2012, 11:19am
Of course I got your back...
And, seriously, what vacation? Never heard of that xD
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