One of my biggest pet peeves on the Internet is when a company puts a video on YouTube or Twitter, and you see two seconds of it before the screen goes blank and a message comes up that says, ‘The uploader has not made this available in your country.’
That message shits me to tears, especially if it’s an MMA clip. You would think that everybody worldwide could watch it, even if it is a media company like BT Sport, and they are not the only companies that do it, though.
A couple of years ago, on Vice’s YouTube channel, I discovered a series called ‘The Story Of’, which would go into a deep dive into some of the most popular songs that have graced music charts worldwide. The first one I watched was ‘Sandstorm’ by Darude. Being a pop culture junkie, I loved seeing such an in-depth look at a song.
After seeing this, I came across the story of ‘Blue (Da Ba Dee)’ by Eiffel 65. When I watched these, they were on Vice’s official YouTube channel. I found these two on the official Vice channel; unfortunately, there are both no longer there. The two I posted are from other channels.
Episode 13 dropped six days ago, telling the story of the Sean Paul mega-hit ‘Get Busy’. The show is well put together, and people will get a lot of enjoyment out of watching them as I do. The problem is, besides episode 13, only episode 4 is available to people in Australia. I’m not sure how much longer episode 13 will last, but if it is anything like episode 12, which is Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield, it won’t be around for long.
Of course, there are workarounds, like I have been able to watch episodes in the past with a VPN, but I don’t understand why they can’t just make all of the episodes available here in Australia. Surely Vice would know they have fans here who would like to watch the series.
Anyway, it is only a minor thing, but with everything that a person or company can do on the Internet, you would think that they would make it so the world could see their content. Or maybe I’m just crying over spilt milk.