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The other day, I happened upon a link that got me thinking, what if you built an audience on YouTube or used YouTube live-streaming and then there was a problem…international people could no longer see what you upload.[tweet “YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, but that comes with some down sides, like this one:”]
It may sound far-fetched or it may sound like something that would only affect the most backward of countries, but that’s not the case.
For copyright reasons, Google has proactively blocked YouTube in Germany. For religious reasons, many Muslim countries routinely block it. For political reasons, other countries sometimes block and unblock it.
So, what should you do? Maybe have a backup plan that people in other countries can go to if they like your videos. Otherwise, pray. It’s a tough problem to solve.
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