How do we socialize these days? Sharing is caring. We share anything and everything under the sun. From feeling heartbroken to feeling loved, it’s all logged in the social media for digital friends to see. Be it a funny video of your friend or a cute video of your baby’s first words, the first thing you do is share the memory on Facebook, Whatsapp, Pinterest, Google Plus, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr, etc. Instant upload, tag, share, likes, comments, hearts and what not, the list goes on. But have you stopped to think how many unknown people get to see what you share? The monster question looming over us is, what is the guarantee on security?
YouTube – Security Lapse in Giant Proportions
The video hosting giant. Giants are dangerous, they trample you. Want to go viral with your video? Upload it on YouTube and BAAM! You are famous. Oh but what if your video is a valuable one? Like a training module or company events. It has to be safe in the right hands, so you go to YouTube’s settings and list your video as private. Phew! You are relieved that your problem is solved but it is not.
The dirty secret
When you list your video as private on YouTube, the only thing that happens is that it will not appear in the YouTube search list. But it sure does appear on Google’s search list, you decide which one is bigger. Also, YouTube has several advertisements which divert your audience’s attention.
Let’s say you come across The Theory of Evolution and you are shell shocked of such a thinking (I like being overly dramatic). In the shocked state you want to learn more about it and you YouTube for a video on the concept. But in the process all you actually see are irrelevant pop-ups and interrupting advertisements. What happens? You are distracted and motivated to pursue the advertisements. The second you click on the adverts you are carried away from the very reason you got there.
Here are more reasons of why you should not host your professional content on YouTube. Beware of the giant.
Facebook – Security Face Palm
Facebook! Where do I start and end? It’s larger than your address book and nothing smaller than your journal. You can share practically anything about your life from images to life events, thoughts to banters, ideologies to criticisms, opportunities to achievements, name it and it supports all your needs. The security of content on Facebook is somewhat better than YouTube; however, there is still no guarantee.
Whatsapp, Hike, WeChat, Line, Snap Chat, etc — these are mobile/web apps for texting and sharing photos/videos. Nothing says viral more than these applications, at the same time nothing says insecure as these applications. If the application or the content is not properly deleted from your old device, it can land into anyone’s hands. You also cannot keep track of how the media that can be downloaded onto the device is used. Not too safe is it?
Twitter primarily supports image formats such as GIF, JPG, and PNG and allows video links from YouTube. However, Twitter video doesn’t seem to be working too well. Only 30 seconds of video is allowed. Character cap on video too, perhaps! Well, the same can be said about Instagram. It only allows images and gifs, and the best part (the only best part) is that the images cannot be downloaded. But who is to say that it’s not seen by the wrong people, even with security measures of approving follower requests?
Common problems of social secure networks:
#1. Content not secure;
#2. Revenue not flowing;
#3. Distractions flowing.
The simplest solution for these common problems is the Private Media Channel. Hands down it is the best video hosting service, because of:
- Security: The Private Media Channel is secure. Only those who have access to your videos (provided by you) will be able to view them.
- Access Controls: You decide who watches what, when, and how many times they can watch it. The number of times a viewer watches your video on a social networking site cannot be controlled by you. But, in the Private Media Channel, you can definitely control it.
- Monetization: You can charge people to watch your videos. Unless you have a massive number of viewers for your videos, you cannot monetize in YouTube. The Private Media Channel, on the other hand, lets you monetize your videos. Even if you have 2 viewers, you are going receive revenue from the charge paid to view your content. This is especially favorable for people who have training content for a niche audience.
- Analytics: On YouTube you can find a number of viewers and the number of people who have subscribed to your channel. Welcome to the in-depth analytics provided by the Private Media Channel for your videos, which will help you create better content.
- Private Comments: Tired of all the negative remarks on social media? In Private Media Channel you have the provision of switching off or regulating the Comments from your viewers.
- Branding: Ultimately, when it comes to sharing your content, you would prefer to have your brand/company/website name on your channel as opposed to “YouTube” or “Facebook”. The Private Media Channel white labels. Your channel, your brand on it. We remain in the back end. You can even link your channel to your company website.
- No Advertisements: There are simply no advertisements in the Private Media Channel. Also, the chapterized playlist created by you for your viewers ensures that their focus is not deviated from the topic being discussed.
Social networking sites are great to share your images and your videos to have fun. Want to go viral? Social media is the key. But when it comes to sharing important niche-based content, from which you expect to generate revenue, the Private Media Channel is the answer.