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Internet: Old TV caused village broadband outages for 18 months
"It sounds like the plot of a SCIFI novel. In fact, it's literally part of the plot of a sci-fi novel. I read last month Hank Greens a beautifully foolish endeavor every morning for eighteen months the broadband Internet went out in a small village in Wales. Engineers ran a cable replacement program, but it didn't work every morning at seven am on the dut the Internet would go out for the entire village. The engineers were stumped into the used a monitoring device called a spectrum analyzer and walked around the village looking for electrical noise. Engineer Michael Jones said quotes at seven. Am like clockwork. It happened our device picked up a large burst of electrical interference in the village end quote. But it was not alien tech, it was instead a secondhand television set that an anonymous householder was turning on every morning at seven am and which omitted enough true `interference specifically a single high level impulse noise or nine to affect the broadband signal and knockout the Internet in the whole village. The TV owner has said that they were mortified and has agreed not to turn the TV on ever again. Quoting BBC Suzanne Rutherford Open reached chief engineers lead for Wales said anything with electrical components from outdoor lights to microwaves can potentially have an impact on broadband connections. We just advise the public to make sure that they're electrical appliances are properly certified and meet current British standards she said and quotes. which is good to know except most people probably wouldn't be aware that their device is causing any sort of problem i. mean it took them eighteen months to work this out I don't think that your average Joe would necessarily ever think that technology like outdated TV could affect modern tech like broadband but of course, it can and I do think it's interesting to see the interplay of older and newer technology and almost reminds me of how devices that run on electricite go haywire at hogwarts because all of the magic interferes with them, which was definitely based on a real scientific theory and not a convenient explanation as to why the characters didn't watch TV or use computers.
"hank green" Discussed on Just Between Us
"And they're and they're bringing to light a lot of this stuff that we don't know like especially seeing a lot of stuff about how black how black women especially are treated in the medical community huge Akilah? Raising threat about, that. But yeah, a lot of stuff that white people don't know. You just don't know and so and I think it's so admirable that these people are sharing their personal stories and bringing this history to light. Even though they're even though they're I'm sure exhausted and don't want to have to do it. They should not be obligated to, and it sucks that minorities have to bleed themselves dry in order for white people to fucking listen like I was thinking about that a lot. There's like this stuff of like of like. We say the names of dead black transpeople. But why do we not? What? What are we doing while? They're alive? And like that really like hit me where I was like yes exactly. Do you WANNA come on in and give give your point of view or not, you don't have to. You can just you can just rate the show. Yeah, you can just read it. And we'll be like well. We will we will. Take, whatever rating you give us I. You guys really realizing exactly how you were posing that question. How we! Also, definitely obligated. Hang.
"hank green" Discussed on Just Between Us
"Like. Huge gap in knowledge of anything outside of yourself, which I think like white people primarily enjoy I just think in terms of like what to do about like microaggressions in particular is obviously think before you speak. Dome? That's something that is helpful across the board, and then also if you're witnessing, other people have using microaggressions I think you can say you know that makes me uncomfortable. Yes, or like. Hey, that's why you shouldn't say that. Yeah or like I. Don't know if it's appropriate to say that I. think that we can kind of like start to cause change within our are smaller groups of socialization and. Families and our coworkers like don't just let the micro aggression go by I. Think you need to call it out? Tell you some stuff. That's pissing me off about being the protests sure. So. There's these signs that people are doing. To flavors, one is like so it's a black lives matter protests. It'll be like some white or non black person holding a sign. That's like that's like. It's something like I like Black Dick, or something like that or like it's something like like is. Women are hot or whatever and I'm like. No like you're you're like. You're like you're not there. You're not there. You don't have the range. In like. And so like they think that they're doing something, but it's like not. It's not taking into account like history of sexualization of black people, and then there's another layer to it where I see people holding signs that say racism has small Dick Energy and that I do not like because we're like I understand. That were like saying like racism is bad. But it's transphobic. And it's also body shaming. You need to like just do like critical thinking or like consider like I'm sure that person is like. Oh, I didn't realize that like saying small dig energy was like transphobic. Can you explain why it's transphobic? because. It implies that like Genitalia is like the be all end all of what's going on and like specifically for Trans. Men Or Trans Masculine people as I understand it from my partner. Is that like once? If you're taking hormones, you may have a small penis or even not not have a penis. What's wrong with that? And even the body shaming element of it to like what like I was like? What what? What is a small Dick ever done to you like? It's never. Mattered and it's this weird thing that we put on people and like it's just such a focus on Jetta Talia. That's misguided. It's also just not really inventive in terms of like what sex is but like. I think like with with sometimes people really think that they're helping in terms of microaggressions, and they're really really not, and also I think you should look at when people are angry, so like okay, for example I've noticed that like if I, have a friend who is white and they have a grievance with someone. People are like Oh. This person is upset like. Let me go talk to them about it. I mean you can read about like white fragility. But like and then I have a black friend who very similar vibe and people are always like she hates me. And it's like. Extra anger and extra burden, which is like historically done to black people extra aggressor in extra anger..
"hank green" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"It is designed to be used as a supplement for like when you're in school and so like, for example you can see that our traffic is much higher during the week much lower, and unlike ever youtube channel, the vast majority of the views come in the months after the first month rather than the first month because people watch it because they need it, not because it's coming out. And so people know who I am on Tiktok because I taught them biology or chemistry, and you're the groovy science teacher, yes, and I love that Vibe, and I just get to come onto tiktok and people one of the main things that happened on my take people send me. Sort of outlandish science stories that sound a little fake and they're like. Is this real or is this fake and I get to tell them whether it's feel real or fake, and those videos sometimes do very well and I've been doing this for a month by the way so I'm like not super. The like I have I have much more insight into Tiktok than I. Once had but. It's still quite new for me. And so that was enabled me to pretty quickly build up an audience. There's also lots of people who are who watch our youtube videos like brothers let those people also have ticked. They found me pretty quickly. On the platform to talks, algorithm is extremely good at surfacing the stuff that you might find appealing, and so it was really effective at finding my audience for me, and in a matter of a month I think I have like four hundred and fifty thousand followers or something. Is there pattern recognition for? Oh, I did this this worked for me Youtube this will work for being. BEING TIKTOK or they're entirely different different medium. Yeah, not really, and I think that the instead of looking at what I do on. It's actually much much more similar to the way I make jokes on twitter than it is youtube, and so, what's much more informative is watching other people's talks, and seeing what is succeeding and being inspired by that that's the case with all platforms right like the idea that you can come in and know how to make a youtube video, and then be like I'm going to make a tick tock now without like watching a lot of frigging TIKTOK. Is is you know that's foolishness? So I watched a lot of content, and I sort of like went down, rabbit holes and tried to. Diversify like not just sort of take what the algorithm was giving me, but you know search around the platform using hashtags and stuff. And understand the platform better that way and Also understand how I imagined on that platform which I love to take the science communicator rule and I think it's important in this space that is not entirely, but obviously much more youth dominated that I take a role that is sort of like familiar and not look familiar to them, but also not overly familiar with the audience, so it's really important to me that I don't like. Try to like be a youth among the youths or Appear to want to partake their culture. You don't want to be the Steve. Shimmy memes Lash Gif. Yeah. Yeah, yeah, I don't WanNa. Hello, fellow kids it I. also don't want to come across creepy which I think that that can do when you're forty year old person, young person in space, and like make sure that I like I'm setting myself up like this is the role that I am taking. I am the teacher in this space and like am happy to educate you and I'm happy to say fuck to like I'm happy to curse I'm happy to like communicate in ways that are familiar and comfortable with you, but like I am. Like understanding that there is a there is a gap here between like the kinds of like and maintain that gap. So do you think you stay on Tiktok Post Book and now that becomes a platform where you build something new, or is this going to dip in and out of this? I don't know I. I've already experienced a little bit of waning enthusiasm with it. Is Really Sticky and it makes it really easy to make content. It's really makes it real easy to watch content. It's funny, the IPHONE. What is it like? Screen time APP. That like tracks your screen usage. It classifies it not a social media, but as creativity so like downloading Tiktok like my social media quote usage has gone way down, but my creativity usage has gone away up and I'm like wow I. don't know how you got into that category TIKTOK, but it doesn't make me feel better about using the APP and. Do spend a Lotta time actually creating on the APP because it has all of those built in tools, but like really like what Tiktok does amazingly well. It's a very low barrier to creation, and it's a very low barrier to, and also like failure doesn't matter if I make a tick tock. Does, badly tiktok just hasn't shown it to people. It was bad, so they didn't show it to people, and so no one side, and so I don't have to worry about it. Doesn't ever feel. It hasn't really that much. Even though like I do catch some flack just because people are going to have negative opinions of me because I've been in the public eye for awhile. South what do you think about clubhouse which is? I think I think. Yeah, my my audience, probably over index is on Clubhouse, but but most people clubhouses, maybe an APP. They read about the New York Times funded on pretty much. A minimum viable product and is sort of was the hot chatting with like with like two employees. Yeah, yeah, people were begging to get into the, and it's a it's a chat. APP Right. Yes, it is, it is a it's a chat, but it does not have tax. It is, so it's not like. It's not like discord as a chat APP. It's like a jet like the way we are chatting right now. And I really love the human voice I love podcasts and I think that human voice carries a lot of nuance and. Allows for much more assumption of positive intent which is something that we need more of on the Internet these days? I have found it to be very helpful in a time when I can't maybe network in the traditional ways for for networking like I have come out of it with great relationship I also run an ECOMMERCE. Company which I don't do very well because I have this all this other stuff going on and came out of that with some really great relationships in ecommerce that I think can help me in. You know have running a company that is doing well, but I'm just about paying enough attention to it. And so that working has been really helpful. Hearing voices that I wouldn't normally be hearing from, but. You know and sort of like knowing that there are potentially always interesting conversations on there is really appealing. I found that the moment I turned off notifications for clubhouse though I stopped thinking about clubhouse. My notifications are on and it's like these two interesting people are having a conversation. I would like to hear that. Listen to it. And it's like something. I can listen to a podcast, but like participate in it, but the moment I turned notifications off. It was like out of my brain in a way that tiktok wasn't Tiktok sort of continued to take up. and was like. Would you like to make a thing and I think that for me? That is about the fact that I was reaching new audience in that like I was watching the numbers go up, which as much as I'd like to think that I'm making content to achieve some ultimate goal. I think that we all know that that to some extent, social media for most people, and also for ourselves to some extent is about the feeling of. Having like reaching people, and and having the numbers go up and the sort of associated dopamine of connecting and and reaching folks and impacting them. Do you think that? The whole it's real time, right? You're listening to this conversation happening real time Do you think there's something about that? That's going to make it harder for that thing to get big as opposed to. Everyone has an live option, but almost all this stuff youtube do not. CETERA is on-demand a synchronous Do you think that inherently is something that works better for communication or do you think either either option works? I think that it can open up communication..
"hank green" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"And John had he was already an author, and so he had an audience of Librarians, and a couple of like it was, it was a huge portion of our audience was librarians, which was lovely, lovely people, so we did have. We did have that sort of built in audience of John's existing fan base, but it wasn't like. There are a lot of people like searching out their favorite on Youtube at the time, so we had a little bit of that, and he had a website that he was able to promote through and I may be a newsletter possibly, but most of it was, and this is true of most youtubers was the audience came from the network effect of Youtube, feeding audience to people and more people, coming to youtube and looking for more content, and that's continues to be the dynamic of why people stick with Youtube. Like the the number one reason is that that's where the audiences and so, how long in between blog brother video one How long did it take for you guys go? This might be an actual thing. We could do for a living. Professional Way, yeah, not like as a you know less than a year before we were like this is. This is something that that is rewarding and we want to continue doing. When it became a living was a gradual thing, and it was like sort of a phase out of of the ways that I'm making money and phase in ways that I'm making money, so it's not a it's not a clear cut off, but I do look at my doing. You're making a crossing x line for. Everyone. So, I look at my tax returns from those days, and I was not not raking it in. What was this kind of content that people were responding to? Then? How did that evolve? Like you go back and watch those videos and they're so bad and I think that it's it's really. Was a tremendous gift to be given so many years to kind of suck and and then to be able to leverage that into you know con- like when we had developed those skills into doing other things than just sort of personality focused or You know who who am I. And like what am I interested in today, which wlob brothers has always been and continues to be I really like about it, but you know I think that is a harder way to make a make a go of it these days on Youtube. It's because it's such a crowded landscape and people you know. Already have a lot of affiliations with with. With like you know. Personality based creators aren't seeking out new ones that much. And that allowed us to make stuff that was more format based and kind of expecting that. One, maybe we were going to get older. We would be less interested in personality based content. We'd be less interested in sharing everything about our lives. And two people would be less interested in US added, had enough you forty five year? Old Men who like like and it was never like people were never following. The cute kids of Youtube. We were I was twenty seven when I started doing this, so it wasn't like people were following us because we were adorable, and they were going to grow out of that, but like our audience has gotten older, and they get busy, and they watch less youtube because they have kids and they have jobs, and so that's. We've experienced a ton of churn when somebody stops you on. The street the most common thing they say. Oh! I used to watch on Youtube and like that hurts me. No it doesn't no. No, I completely understand that and you know turn is totally normal, and you know I think that we make content for people who are in certain moments in their lives, and sometimes, and sometimes people get really invested in the community and have been there since two thousand, seven or two, thousand ten, and really stick around and I I love that I love that we can be a place where they find identity and a place where they find community, but like I. Don't expect that every person you know. I don't think that everybody. Many people listen to every episode of Rico Media. Either! I Have A. Very, specific fan base that will I didn't realize it involves your father as well, but they will site. They will say old stuff. They tell you back. Yeah, but yeah, they don't listen to everything. I did get I went to some event. I introduced myself to somewhere in the hall, and they took them a beat or two. Oh, I listened to your podcast, and then there was another. You don't look the way I of course. That didn't know how to take that. Though, so so the man on the street says I used to watch you on Youtube in terms of If we made a pie chart of your time and your income. What would what are you spending most of your time on these days? What makes most money for you law right now? Spending most the time on book stuff because of my book comes out and five days so You know there's a lot of promo that goes along with that a lot of work that goes along with that and. I kind of like am really interested in how to market through the Internet so I'm kind of trying to with ideas for how to market. That are separate from and I intentionally keep separate from publisher. They don't want them to have. Thought about it, that will make the idea less good. But maybe more proper or less worrying for them, for whatever reason and Don't WanNA. Know I don't WanNa I. DON'T WANNA know. About is ideal time by the time He. Book will come out. What's the best idea you had that? You kept from your publisher? In terms of Mercury? Yes, so this is a thing that I I've started making tiktok videos recently and growing a little audience there and and I'm making these tick talks where I say something that someone said Nice about the book, and then I just Clauberg my camera with the book I, just like whack it across the room and or my phone I should say and and. Talk! You can do it, and so you like. You say like I'm GonNa make content that's alongside this content, and my plan is that I'm GonNa. Ask Tick Tock to or the people who make docs whatever. Whether or not they have big audiences, or not to do at that and act as if they are getting smacked in the face with the book, and and then I'm going to give away copies of the book to people who and I don't know if it's going to be like like thresholds of lakes, or if it's just gonNA be like my favorite ones or whatever but I just want to have. I'm basically forcing people to watch me say Nice things about the book in the form of enjoyable content where people get hit in the face I. was GonNa ask you about about tick tock of because I. Don't spend time on Tiktok but. I've been told that you are spending time there. And also on Clubhouse, which I definitely not spending time on, yes, I'm not allowed in and curious as someone who was there at nearly the beginning of Youtube. Watching new platforms grow, and how you think about how much time do you want to invest in new platforms? What you like better or worse than existing ones, and then you know so you are. You're in regional youtube guy does. Are you bringing any of your your fans over to Tiktok or do you have to start almost from scratch over there? Well, I, don't have to start from scratch over there at all. So one of the things that I do for a living is and the thing that I usually spend the most time on his is our media company complexly, which focuses on educational content and complexity. Biggest Youtube Channel is called crash. Course teaches high school and college courses..
"hank green" Discussed on Conversations with People Who Hate Me
"Green and Republicans lingers so hurry no no. It's it's I was just joking it. It is we. We celebrate it Hank I think I know the answer to this but I assume when when you're tweeting do you think it's public or private. It seems like all public right. Yeah it's all public I I'm definitely making stuff for public consumption and and expect it to be and then like imagining as I write a tweet like how is this going to be like imagined in all of the different ways and when it is and I kind of see it as if it is misunderstood? Then that's my fault and I should delete it which means that like writing a tweet. Oftentimes is a half an hour long process. Two hundred forty characters doesn't seem right link. How long did it take you to read that tweet about Hank? I think it probably took me about five seconds. Okay completely clear okay. It's going to sound a little off topic. But he ever played a game like Jargon Age. We have the The approval system. I have only watched it be played. Sometimes it feels like that okay so I'm unaware of this. Can you explain it to me a little? Well it's a fantasy games. Sorta like A. I don't know the earlier versions of sorta like dungeons and dragons it's an RPG game. The approval system is sort of based on how he progress through the game. So there's this Anarchist girl in there and she will sit there and you'll say something and she will most likely every single time disapprove so. I feel like every time talking. They're they're Sarah sitting right in front of me. I disapprove I link that is not a tangent at all and very relevant everything discussing so link. You feel that there's a constant approval system definitely. How do you feel like you're seeking? That approval will back then. At least I was doing it. I was doing it for clout -ture. Yeah but nowadays. It's more like I'm just you know I'm just chugging along so let's not exactly that anymore. Hank what's your relationship to clout in creating for clout. I something like. I've tried to stop doing as I can definitely tell the difference between like when I'm tweeting. Something that is like majority of the reason is to get likes and re tweets. Yeah and if I'm doing that and it's sort of like the reason is that it's connecting with negative feelings and people particularly like outrage. Then I I am not doing that as much anymore. I get really mad sometimes at at the world and I try. I try to have that not be the thing that that I'm expressing on the Internet because I feel like there's there's an awful lot of that it's the most charitable of the emotions. It's part of the reason why I am able to and less interested in that is that I'm also less interested in building an audience. I used to be and like like relying on that sitting on that. As my only source of validation was I think really unhealthy and so in part. I think I'm able to do it for one reason because like I've actually come to a place where I'm a little less interested in it and two. I have a lot of it already and I've had it for long enough that I can see that. Getting more doesn't actually make me feel better and like I have direct experience of that and I. I don't know how else to to believe it unless you have direct experience of it because it's very hard to believe it was very hard for me to believe before. I could see it in my own life. Yeah Link to have any closing thoughts that you wanted to express to hank. I'm sorry you are forgiven. And it would j- It is no big deal of the things that I get. I actually really understand this and I think that I think I've done it before guesses that we've all done it before. Yeah especially because it was three years ago and I think that it's really good to remember that we're all going through stuff and I think that that's something that people who are catching hate might do well to remember. Sometimes yeah I I agree. We'll take the show. Kinda opened up my eyes a little bit. Oh wow well I thank you both so much for doing this. Hank thank you for being down in an link. Thank you for being brave and being willing to own up to it and talk about this stuff on a great show great chat and we will all see each other on the Internet. Sounds good her right. Yep sounds great okay. Bye is by far if you'd like to be guest on this show.
The logistical mess of trying to clean up Youtube
"On today's daily charged supercharged edition diving on youtube score problems with its creators and how unionizing may or may not really be the answer uh-huh so is actually kind of quiet today and i'm wondering if that's actually something algorithm at play. Perhaps the fact that the topic of the show joe is kind of bashing youtube youtube is somewhat burying us sure. I'm not a conspiracy theorist but <hes> well this unfair. I know this is one of the things because everything is transparent. It's opaque with with youtube. We don't know if the reason that there aren't very many people there are fewer people will the normal that would be in our livestream. We don't know if that's because people are just not interested. We don't know for getting albert. Mic lee depressed or suppress. These are the kind of things that small to medium youtube youtube channels wanna know and they aren't getting at that's why they're making these pushes. Okay bye does youtube. Oh the anything that's that's the thing they are creating a video for the platform in a lot of cases. What is it one of one of the folks that you you interviewed said that <hes> <hes> they create suffer facebook and twitter as well facebook and twitter do not send them a check youtube sends them check so beyond that does is it necessary for them to have have more of a relationship <hes>. It seems at least at this point youtube doesn't seem to think so by the union is arguing for changes <hes> you you know having a human on the other side actually explained things on its face. It seems to make a lot of sense but how many of those employees are actually going to have to exist to be able to explain things in the same time you get into a lot of nuance in a lot of nitty gritty <hes> and you might have to explain certain things about <hes> the algorithm gerrad them and how to actually operates. I can really just see how youtube would have a big problem trying to explain some of those things especially through a human operator right well this situation right now. The the question is does youtube. Oh them anything. It's both yes and no it depends on how you look. At what is the backbone phone of youtube like what's youtube would be nothing without content creators willingly uploading their content. If all of the small to medium ones disappeared and went to another platform that would mean youtube still have tons of us but it wouldn't have the diversity of community that it has house because part of the thing that makes youtube youtube is not just pudi pies there. It's that you can also watch composting educational videos which is all the the great thing about youtube and the bad thing about you. There's so much content. It's almost impossible for them to handle what they've created at the scale and i'm includes youtubers demand so what youtube saying is that it's gotten to the point where you need to address user safety. You adjust brand safety for advertisers. You've put those on the front burner but you aren't putting us on the front burner. We're gonna make thank you at least address. The address a possibility that you'll take our needs as seriously as those are certainly curious to see how things move forward the l._g._b._t._q. T. q. plus lawsuit because not having watched any of that content. I am certainly wondering why that would get demonetized just or they are. That's why they're doing. They don't know they feel like it must be something like their claim is that there's no other explanation that is just discrimination that it's a gay thing as a as they have been told by somebody at the company when they're on like a service call okay wow that is certainly unfortunate and sounds like it merits a lawsuit so we'll see what happens. Obviously i think i actually don't know what they've said what their actual statement on the suit is <hes>. I'll pull it up because in fairness. We should say how google has responded so far. They haven't had an official legal response. I haven't filed anything yet <hes> but as brian launch you give us some questions and i'll make sure that we get that up so we can give their side well update. We have been democratized. I'm shocked. I'm looking at it right now like it was because of the bleeping or do you think it's because of other other just no way that their algorithm works so fast that it caught the bleeps and besides there bleeps that's the point reyes is because because we tag the show with fair tube against whatever it's it's a new show whatever but i think that the issue here is this is the kind of thing that frustrates a lot of youtubers that are on the aren't on the scale of a p._d. Pie or your brothers or even or even to find brothers which is smaller. It's like one fifth the size of that you know right. We just don't know why it is important to mention that. Obviously we started a new channel and we have under five hundred subscribers subscribers at this point but this is not our <hes> this is this is not how we're paying the bills like were seen at employee and we don't get paid whether other youtube sends us money or not like that doesn't end up in our bank accounts which gives us the opportunity to talk about whatever the hell it is that we want to talk about whether the were demonetized for the a day or night <hes> but it is interesting how quickly i'm glad you brought that up ben <hes> but the point hand is not about the money this this is clearly headhunting on youtube part and that's a form of censorship. I didn't even know the term. Censorship is it's. It's a squishy term because censorship serbia some people would say it's a private plot for it's a privately owned company <hes>. It's not a government utility. It's not like you have a right to free speech on youtube they ah within their rights to to to algorithm mickley not recommend or or depress anything that they want <hes> what their stated stated premise is that it's here to be an open forum to the extent that that's safe you bring up a great point as far as whether people have first amendment rights on major platforms. That's an argument argument legally. They don't that's an argument. That's currently being considered at least as <hes> we start to discuss the potential break-up of big tax or talking talking about facebook google amazon and help me out here. It's not microsoft. Never mind the big guam all the big ones so it's one of the arguments especially as it relates to youtube and facebook as you know. Have they become so big that <hes> some people do have some level first amendment rights to say whatever it is that they want to say on those platforms and when they do become demonetized or deep platforms or whatever you wanna call it some sort of legal argument against that that goes back to the lawsuit that we were discussing previously i would also say though that <hes> that legal argument at least in terms of optics i think would have been stronger than make like four years ago or three years ago. I feel like since we've entered through this era where we are so much more skeptical of these gigantic platforms not in terms of save us having speech but of the fact that they allow too much free speech <hes> there's been so much backlash against you know objectionable content speech those sorts of things that didn't it wasn't part of the conversation nearly as much three years ago four years ago right. I remembered what the fourth companies it's apple but apple is treated the same way ought not only that but like a lot of the arguments related to the break-up of big tech related to apple have a lot to do with how they operate their app store where they're both a player and a coach they operate the platform perform and they also have apps on the player and a coach in a rough actually yes. They're all there every more like a player in a referee right yeah exactly they run the platform perform and they're also on the platform and therefore there are a lot of <hes> considerations as far as whether they are appropriately running things in a fair way for everybody. That's involved in that system right so but yet they're certainly from from my perspective. They seem to be getting way less heat as it relates to this than i facebook facebook seems to be the one. That's getting the most attention but i feel like youtube. There's a lot of free speech consideration there too and that's why you know this is an interesting conversation to discuss as far as what this union is hoping to get out of those and you know the fact that youtube facebook youtube the entire collection of companies is facing so much pressure on so many fronts. That's another reason why i feel like creators like those that are represented by this union. <hes> feel like they're not getting their voices heard because there there's not a backlash of people they'll be a backlash over objectional content being served the kids on youtube kids being exploited on you to be a backlash against hate speech on youtube to a certain certain extent depending on what kind of speech it is <hes>. There's not really a backlash for people that feel like they're being unfairly democratized or not getting the due conversation from the fat from that as well. That's one interesting argument that you mentioned is is that in your story it was it was kind of like a one of one of the more cynical arguments about the union was are these smaller medium sized players frustrated that they're not bigger that they aren't some of the more successful players because like hey if you were if you were good at this. Maybe you'd be bigger and you wouldn't can have to complain so much. I mean like a pretty tough thing to say to somebody but at the same time when you're talking about unionization starting to bash the platform so you can see that there could be that kind of backlash to yeah and you know i think that so hank green and i talked about this in my story about how there's just. It's a lotta things at play here. The reasons why big youtubers wouldn't be responding. They don't want to bite the hand the feeds them they have a stake in not rocking the boat and also so there is an element of not only like if you were just complaining because you're channels not big enough in the point that he made is that yeah there's a strain of that maybe in some very large youtubers thinking partly because those big youtubers notice sacrifices they've had to make in order to stay as big as they are but i think most being youtubers understand that lottery who gets to be gigantic you it's table stakes that you have to work hard for it and commit your life to it in order for you to become gigantically stratospheric successful on youtube but some of those just look and they didn't get as lucky as me also hang hang space point. Is that sorry. Sorry just didn't hit the lottery and like i. They should have picked different number. Why aren't you smarter thanks. It's true that there's that vein possibly in some large thinking but it's also important that they realized that that's not the only thing going on here that there are some legitimate concerns for these small to medium size is a great point though i really i really appreciate that argument because it's you know there are a lot of things that really involve involve luck and when you look at kind of the opacity of the youtube algorithm along with a lot of other algorithms exist online. That's an addition. You're layering on top top of that just like the life lottery of you know. know. It was your timing right did you did you hit the right audience that kind of stuff too so those those two elements can can obviously obviously bake in a lot of uncertainty as far as whether you know you're you're a huge channel or not for the guy. That's really pushing the this union. I wouldn't have expected somebody eh builds. I dunno souped-up. Slingshots have two million viewers two million subscribers so at least to me. That sounds like a lie. I don't know maybe people alive alive and even less than that is it just depends on you know if you're trying to make it your livelihood you know people who write about educational occasional topics have a lot less trouble with the monetization they can have a channel with fewer videos and fury subscribers fewer views because maybe like two thirds of what they're writing about doesn't get democratized where like if you were say a news channel that talks about controversial topics sometimes like build a franko go or if you're transgender youtube earn you're talking about sexuality on a regular basis which also has tendency to bump up against what seems to be the unclarified criteria about what is okay and what is not okay so. I'm glad you brought up filled franko because i knew something what happened with filter franko like a couple years ago speaking out about youtube right so can can you remind me a bit about this because there was a case as where a major youtuber was speaking out about concerns with the platform right so that was the hashtag youtube is over party that so philly maybe if i remember right like going back into my my files if i remember right the reason for that that was a particular it was a demo basically democratization issue and i believe what happened at that point was <hes> youtube was making what should have been a very small mall tweak. I think what they were doing is they. Were trying to be more transparent with youtube creators in that previously. I don't think that there was a easy way to see in one place which of your videos were demonetized and so they wanted to be more transparent and create a way for you to see which ones were demonetized. The effect of that was that people realize oh. All of these videos are demonetized and so some people thought that they had been like all in one fell swoop on all of a sudden <hes> and that happened to filter franko. I can't remember the specifics if he actually noticed that he obviously he and his team keep very close. Run a tight ship and keep close watch on their channel. I can't remember if they actually noticed instances of like one day. They had so many videos radio's democratizing the next day. It was a lot more or if it was a combination of like they just realized more more. I'm not sure how it actually but it goes to the point of opacity casati passing so how how large influential youtuber can get the conversation going 'cause the hash tag youtube over party was trending on twitter all day <hes> <hes> that hasn't happened with with this thing but there hasn't been like a crystallizing moments and make people feel outraged enough to rally their supporters to work for this collective unified costs
"hank green" Discussed on Fantastic Geeks (and where to find them)
"What gigs and welcome to another episode of fantastic gig and in inversely, and I'm testing netting. And today's episode. We have a very special guest here with us, Mr. Hank green. But first, let's answer. Are vaping claw riddle are Harry Potter question of the week? This one comes from Bloomberg Varga. What does he ask Tessa? He says Tessa in Brizzi Friday is my favorite day of the week because it's the day. New episodes come out here is my Harry Potter question. What would you see in the mirror of era said I'd see myself meeting you love Blake. Cute. Such an intense question. What would you see in the mirror of Arizona, your heart? Steve is desired not a big question that all Israel casual? So do you know what you would see? Yes. I don't know if the cop out because it's kind of like an amalgamation of things, but it kind of was with. I mean, Ron exactly that's what I was gonna argue. Relying argue. Mine would be. I also don't know how to visualize this because it's so weird. So it'd be me with like, I guess like microphone something maybe I would be a cartoon. I don't know like something to symbolize that. I am like the voice of of. So like all around. Cartoon characters around me. Also, I'm carrying a huge pile of dachshund puppies, including my baby remiss. Lexi, yes, I can see that. So it's like, Harry when he's surrounded by his family around by cartoon character. Yeah. You'd have all these puppies. Yeah. All of us. Okay. I love that. I would just be at Hogwarts. Oh, come on. That's it. I would just be Hogwarts was trying to pick things or possible. But yes, I mean, it's not what's. Your heart's desire, and that migrants desires going on board to see me. Go into the train on the train like going or then. Yeah. I would also be like holding onto doing Bajic to like hold all the puppies. Do all this. Right at all these writing so many things to be a cartoon puppies. And what magic? Oh, gee, you'll have nothing less. Okay. That's that's. Thank you so much. Blake question to submit your raven claw riddle Goto fantastic. Geeks at.
"hank green" Discussed on HANNAHLYZE THIS
"Oh my goodness. It's a merging of world, Hank. Green and Hannah Gelb who h geez for the price of one. What specious day, Hank? Thank you so much for being here. Hey, thank you for having me. I get to Hannah's. Yeah. You do. Think I just learned that you lived in Missoula, and I wanna live. That's correct. Can you describe it, please? And all of its wonder just a little bit. Missoula is a town that is built on an ancient Leyshon glacial lake bed. So once upon a time there was a giant ice dam. And there was a really big lake that that in part was the value that is here. So it's a very flat valley bottom surrounded by mountains. And you can even see like the the rings where the lake used to be on the sides of the mountains, and like where the shore used to be. So where I'm sitting right now used like fairly recently in geologic history was probably fifty or sixty feet below water. And and that means that it's a nice fertile place. Lots of farms, mostly people grow. Hey, though because you need a pretty it's pretty short growing season. People also grow cows here and bison. The bison grew here before people were even here yet. And it's a lovely place. It's a college town. It's a sixty thousand persons city that is not the suburb of anywhere else. So we have all of the resources that were going to get if I want more than I have here I have to go to Spokane or possibly Seattle, and that's a long ways away. Wow. Wow. What a beautiful sink in very scientific description. I love is great to always be able to gaze outta mountain. And think about how short period of time humanity has been. Yeah. Here on the planet. How and I imagine you get get stars out there as well. We get what like good stars starve star looking. In the city, not as much like it is is a proper city. So we have light pollution here. Like in any other small town. But yeah, not not far away. Like, we do our staff retreats at a like a weird hot spring, and it you dislike shake gets the roof. And just look and see the whole Milky Way. You know, I really enjoy doing Hannah's because it gives me an opportunity to just at first just catch up with friends that I haven't talked to a minute. I'm going to use my podcast say this, Hank. I'm reading a really wonderful book right now called sapiens. Have you heard of it? Yeah. I have heard of sapiens. I have not read sapiens. It's on my nightstand. Oh, oh my God. Just start reading you won't be able to put it down. It is fascinating. It is so good. I thought you were going to say, Hank. I'm reading this really amazing book you wrote it. That is also expected to have happened is that okay for me to say. No, I'm talking about humanity's insecurity of being the apex predator because we have only been for the last seventy thousand years, so we have no majesty as people, you know, lions and sharks and shit have been doing this for millennia and humans come along. They're like, oops, we use our hands. And now we're God. But we also have consciousness. Yeah. And it's not doing any good. You're right. It was from the beginning. I'm not convinced. I'm not convinced that bears sharks. Don't well. Maybe not sharks. But I think bears might have conscious. What we have is the ability to communicate with each other. And be like, hey, have you tried this? Right. We're like, hey, did you see that episode of the good place bears? Do that. I don't think. So. We can form tribes greater than what animals can because you're right..
"hank green" Discussed on How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black
"Click pop punk punk in the mountain goats, a little a little softer side of the rocket screens. Yeah. I like both. I mean, I shouldn't. Why did I just say that I've never heard the Mr. t. experience. I just always liked their name. Oh, you've never heard the Mr. TC spear. I've never used to check them out. You would be super ended. I bet That I I will will. listen to love is dead. That was their big album. That would have been a hit. If green day hadn't happened right damned green day again. And again, and again, I find myself person green day. Food. The windmill bakery outside of Missoula Montana where they make the best donuts in the world, what makes them so good? They weigh about forty five pounds. I don't know how you can make a doughnut that big and get it cooked all the way through it like it's literally magic. So there's wheelbarrow sized you should share it with a friend for sure. Okay. Like it's a meal. What is what? What what flavors are they. One flavor. There's one, there's only there was just glazed donuts, and there are never enough of them. So there's always a line and they are always hot. It's called the windmill bakery outside of Missoula. Yeah, sounds great movie or television repulsed drag race. Really? I love I got. I got to say, I'm at the stage in my life where I don't want to be asked to carry great deal about a TV show. And so you can invest just enough in the drags. Exactly, yes. And I feel like everybody's going to in the end, everybody is going to be okay, right. Yeah, they're all they're all world going to get the esmine you might somebody might hurt their knee, but nobody's gonna fucking decapitate. Right, right. Not yet. Book. Space opera by Catherine Valenti. It's like, do you like Douglas Adams? Sure. Yeah, of course. It's like Douglas Adams, but it deals with like problems that are happening now, and it is also about a band that has to go compete in the universe's Eurovision and if they lose than the earth gets destroyed, it's amazing. So it's sort of like the hunger games like you go like every planet has to go with their best song, and if they lose their planet gets destroyed only if you are, if it's your first time, if you if you win the first time, then you just get incorporated into the galaxy and you don't have to worry about getting destroyed again. It's basically the idea is that is that like music is the one thing that every sentence species in the galaxy does right? And but if they do a badly, then that I'll off with your species heads. Exactly just all over for you. They do it very humanely. It sounds like that would be also very funny. I mean, you said it's Douglas Adams. Great. It's so every line is is perfect. I love it. I got halfway through the book and I stopped and started over because I thought that so much ever done that. That's very high recommendation. And then finally miscellaneous, anything that you love from your life that you would recommend to others? Summertime, heirloom tomatoes, yeah, man, Mike, the real, the real stuff that like fresh off the vine either that or. Get summer in Montana. So I'm feeling the produce yellow watermelons and just showed up the farmers market for the first time fresh peaches. God produce man produce just generally produce. How do you consume fresh tomatoes. My preferred way ways probably in a capris salad. So olive oil, vinegar, balsamic vinegar, basil, mozzarella cheese, and salt and pepper. I become a big fan of just a sliced tomato with a little salt, a little pepper all by itself. If it's made up to me, there's there's almost nothing better. That's just tremendous. It's it's a shock for me as somebody who didn't like tomatoes because I didn't know what real tomato was. Then you have a good one and you're like, oh, I get it. Pink rain. It was such a pleasure talking to you and thank you so much for all your educational work with sideshow and crash course, and for mentoring these young people who are entering this entirely new field. Thank you for being thoughtful in the new book is an absolutely remarkable thing. It actually is absolutely remarkable and so angry. Thank you for being amazing. Oh, thank you.
"hank green" Discussed on How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black
"I wanted to be very sparing with words to tell a lot of story with with with fewer words, which is also a lot of how I make video, and I wanted it to be a compelling plot, adventurous, but also like get across a lot of ideas and also like, you know, when I felt like it was a good idea for a book because my my feeling is that if on content creators, if they really liked the book, I think it's going to resonate with them because it's kind of about their life. Yeah, some they'll want to talk about it and they have an audience so that like even that partially I was like, oh, this is good. This makes me want to invest more time in this book because because maybe that will be something that gives it a leg up. And so, yeah. I mean, like I am not saying that I'm like hyper analytical about like I'm trying to create craft the most saleable prod. Like the number one thing to me is like being faithful to April and her story, and also reality if I can, even though it's sort of like a speculative book doesn't take place in in this current reality. I don't know what to say about that. It takes place in the near future. So yes, I did want to make something that was market a ball, and that would be really compelling, and people would want to tell their friends about it and share it. I think there can be a kind of I dunno snobbery might be the best word about people who approach art in commerce from a practical point of view, as opposed to those people who think the two must forever be separated. And I really admire people who are able to combine those ideas and make things that they feel are true to them and they can be passionate about those things and our unabashed about the idea of and I hope it appeals to a lot of people and and then the ellipses and I make a lot of money, there's nothing wrong with that because that is that is how you sort of keep score in in the world. And that's how businesses keep score. And that's how. That's how you end up with the security that you have. Right. I mean, what makes an idea value seem valuable to you to to each individual person? And for me, like I do look at economic sustainability. I look at whether it's going to be thing that's going to be able to to generate revenue for me and and at cetera. But I like there is this thing about keeping score that I haven't thinking a whole lot about that that I would love to get away from because there is there are lots of ways to create value without converting that value two dollars and all dollars are is a way of trading value. So so really dollars are value objectively. They are this like value holder, but there are there's lots of value that that cannot be turned into the value holder. But that does not mean that it's not value. And that does not mean that it's not wonderful. And beautiful and creating good moments in people's lives and creating a better world. And so I think that like we tend to focus on the thing that we can count even in like education in everything. In video games. We focus on the thing that we can count, and that leaves off a lot of. A lot of things that we can't count. Are there parts of your life that get undervalued me because of the value that you do place on the kind of commerce side of things? Yeah. I was once like I was saying that with my mom, we were walking through Yellowstone National Park and she said, why don't you ever draw anymore? And I said, this is really hard to monetize. And she like. My mother hearing me say that or she was just like, oh, what have I created..
"hank green" Discussed on How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black
"Now you are a decade into this and YouTube audience. When you started was probably roughly in terms of age where they are now, are those people come with you on this journey over the last ten years, or is your audience constantly sort of being turned over the way like a nigga away, Nickelodeon audiences. For example, it's definitely a mixture of both of those things like as John and I got older, like our kind of content that we got also got older, like we aren't making stuff that would appeal to seventeen year olds in the same way that we once. Did. And so so even the new people that are coming in are older than they used to be. So it's not like Nickelodeon where we're sort of making stuff for the same demographic forever. But we also have a lot of people who have stuck with it or who watch occasionally and who used to watch a lot. But now watch like once every month or they'll catch up after a couple of months of not watching or something. And do you worry about aging out of YouTube? No, no, I don't worry about this point. I don't worry about my audience shrinking anymore. I just don't. I don't really care, which is really nice place to be. Because I have a lot of other ways of connecting with audience. There is now a diversity of of connection points, whether that's Twitter, podcasts or YouTube, or I guess Instagram though I'm not a big Instagram user, and then also I have a lot of different connection points on YouTube, like I've got sideshow and crash course and wlob brothers and my personal channel Hanks channel, which is much smaller audience, but I really like making content on there because it feels more natural and people don't have as high expectation for the quality of the content. Lewis, Hank green. There's very little time left for me to make this veto get it online. Also, I'm about to run out of batteries on camera. So I have to do this really fast, and I'm going to tell you the story of how the way of gathering people have been asking, and I wanted to do it on a fast day where. The long because it's not a very interesting story. Not of people will meet their their significant other, their life partner in a school Salma, Catherine. I had a dorm room that was here and dorm room that was here and I would there was like an outside here. So we weren't in the same dorm, but like the brooms were very, like physically close together, like I slept probably a ten feet away from her my entire freshman year during the times when I wasn't sleeping, you know, no feet away from our ding, ding, ding, ding, and then you've moved into obviously now a much older technology just print? Yeah. Did you approach this book with the same practical business mentality as you've approached everything else and what a great question. It's wonderful. Yeah, definitely wanted to write a book that would that would sell well, and I, I don't understand that mentality at all. Having in several books that's terribly people ask me when I'm going to read the first chapter in a video, like John always does. I haven't done that yet because look. I agreed to let a newspaper published the first chapter and an effort to market the book to people. So I can't. I have to wait for them to do it, and then I can do it also like come on John what an easy video. But now every single time I make a YouTube video almost always I have a hope that I'm structuring it in a way that it will be sharable and people will want to tell their friends about it and it will reach outside of my core audience. So I think about that with with most of the content that I make even with tweets and certainly not every tweet. But yeah, so I definitely wanted to to write a book that was also one that would be really accessible to people who. I'm a very slow reader. I read up fair number of folks, but I take a long time to do it and it's just like it's on my brain works. And so like I didn't..
"hank green" Discussed on How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black
"In the book, April may is confronted with these sort of. They feel like competing desires and a lot of ways. And and I feel like you're wrestling with those same issues like, how do I do good in the world. My instinct is to do good in the world, but then my own personal ambition and sometimes ego can can kind of fuck that up. Yeah. How how, how do you wrestle with that with that issue? Personally. And and how did that wrestling inform April? I think that I wrestled with that issue by writing a whole book. Right, and and it was so interesting to write this book because I, it was in a lot of ways like me working through stuff and also like finding stuff out that I didn't know about myself. What about like also about the nature of celebrity and and the where I where I'm at and and how I need to treat the world and the social internet. It's hard to think critically in a world where everything is two hundred and eighty characters and four minute videos, and and there isn't time to write one hundred thousand words on something like I'd never written anything. Anything like this scale of length and being able to like ruminate on APRIL's life and her journey and her adventure really let me understand some stuff. I was not understanding what is some of that stuff. The way that I was being drawn into the like the the rift that is. Being created. And the way that I, I was allowing and continue to allow social media to be an addiction that controls me and that. And that makes me behave in ways that are destructive to myself and to the world. And and like understanding the mechanics of that better by watching April, go through that struggle herself and watching her make these mistakes. And also because the book is written as a memoir, watching her reflect on her own mistakes that she made and realize what a dick she was sometimes was really about like it was really good, and also it's good for to allow me to sort of be more forgiving of other people who are making mistakes on the internet. Have you been forgiving of yourself? I mean, it sounds like it sounds like you're, you're reflecting on behavior that you may be looking at self-critically and going. Oh, God, I was kind of a dick here. I, I may be reading into that, but. We've all had those experiences online. Have you been able to forgive yourself or whatever transgressions you feel like you may have had. Feel I feel very tempted to turn that question back around on you. Thank thankfully I don't have to answer questions, but I will I I'll answer it first if you want, or I undergo a constant examination. That requires this kind of self reflection and no. I mean, there's times where no, I'm not. I'm not very forgiving myself. I'm not very forgiving of things that I have said or done that have hurt people. But I'm but I'm always willing to forgive somebody else in. It's it's a hard thing to struggle with because I think I think it's such a common theme that our own worst enemy is ourselves or our biggest critic is our selves, and that is something that I deal with on a near constant basis and it's not just online it it. It manifests itself probably most often there, but in my personal life to constantly it's hard. Yeah. I mean, the way that the way that I kind of structure that is one, I try to be forgiving myself in the same way. I would be of another person, especially my my past self, and I do that by looking at like, what were the causes of that behavior? What was I misunderstanding and why did I misunderstand it? And by like I think that like turning compassion onto yourself is a positive. I think it also is part of the mechanism of growth. So, yeah, I do forgive myself for some of the because some of the mistakes I've. Straight up. I didn't know. I didn't know..
"hank green" Discussed on How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black
"Their nerdy fans to give back makes you rethink the idea of being a YouTube star, doesn't it? Coming up. We talk about wrestling with personal issues in how writing his first novel was helpful, and I find myself waiting into the murky waters of social media regrets. Yes, friends. I've had a few. When you were young and you were thinking about what you'd like to do with your life, you clearly had an affinity for science. What were you thinking about for your life as as a young person? As a teenager in high school? I was definitely thinking I was going to do science like that was my, that was my real goal. I wanted to work on pharmaceutical stuff. That's what I studied in school. Anything that would help people live healthier longer lives? I was really into into, I had like the big sort of like teenage boy, ego thing was like, I wanted to be working on something that would dramatically increase the life span of humans. If you've ever spent any time in Silicon Valley. Now you know that everybody there is just very obsessed with that because it turns out they're all rich and they're realizing that like they're going to die too. And that's a real bummer for them. It's almost as if we've been having this conversation since steel, Leon and before, but you know, you're going to fucking dice again. Let's do it. And and like I grew out of that when I was twenty four and I'm like, come on guys. Let's wake up and stop talking about immortality at this at this nice, very nice dinner that we're having. And could we just like we talk about humanity for a second and not not for the forty fifth straight minute. Continue to talk about how to extend the lifespan of humans. I'm just so fucking over Silicon Valley right now clearly, but ultimately, like. I got a lot of feedback even from my professors then that the way that they like really thought that the way that I wrote about stuff when I wasn't writing papers was actually really good and that if if like I ever wanted to do that, they would encourage me to look into science communication, which is what I ended up doing, which is really frigging cool..
"hank green" Discussed on How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black
"In you have a masters in environmental studies. What drew you to that? Feel at my undergrad is in biochemistry, and so I was I was headed out to Montana to follow my girlfriend at the time. It was my wife was sort of following, I thinking I was going to like maybe two Mila Keillor biology or and so when I went back to school, I took some six graduate classes in both writing and in like, you know, ecosystem ecology and molecular biology and stuff and found that what I, what I really loved about science was communicating about it and that I had a good enough base, probably that going more specific wasn't going to help me with that. And so it would be very cool to study environmental studies through the lens of nonfiction writing. And that's what I ended up doing. I kind of felt like that was more like maybe my dream and and realizing that, like I. Had really respected a lot of science journalists and imagining that I could maybe do something like that was really exciting to me. This idea of. Nonfiction science, writing in this idea of logging with your brother, how long did it take for those two ideas to merge. About about five, four, four years, maybe? Yeah. I mean, that's amazing to me because it's so in retrospect it must seem so obvious to you. Yeah, maybe. Oh, I'm Hank. I assume you'll hear because you're interested in biology and if you are that makes sense because like any good fifty cent. Song biology is just about sex and not dying. Everyone watching this should be interested in sex and not dying being that you are assume a human being in the early days of online video. No one was doing like content about stuff. Like there was comedy of. So that's kind of like a genre, but there wasn't. There wasn't stuff, there weren't shows, you know. And so it didn't even occur to us until people started doing show like things that we could say, oh, well, we've got over here where we do whatever we want, and it's about like our personalities mostly. But then we could also over here. We could say, hey, this is the show about science, and we're just gonna talk about science and and also like there wasn't a lot of money in online video in two thousand ten like it just wasn't a very big deal. So it wasn't like we were going to invest one hundred thousand dollars into hiring a bunch of people to write science stories for us because there was no way to make that money back. This is this is an aspect of you that I think is really interesting for my listeners because there is a very practical side to you into what you do. You've talked about your five percent rule. Can you explain what that is? Are you talking about? My eighty percent. I'm doing about the five percent rule where you were talking about how you felt. Free to invest five percent into kind of harebrained scheme. I have to. I have multiple different percents rules. Yeah, I feel like we don't do enough investing in ourselves. I feel like once we had a little bit of wealth, oftentimes the thing that you do is you say, well, I put this in the stock market and like try to not worry about it and.
"hank green" Discussed on How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black
"So I gave it a Chan and wants the chance was given. Invariably, the thing was very good, whatever it was, whether it was a stand up comedian or it was a band or it was a new way of communicating on the internet and what I like about your story in particular, the two of your story together is that that initial flogging project was it seems like it was about creating a way to connect with him and for him to connect with you. It has a very personal story to it. Can you describe for people who are new to you? What that project. Was and how it developed. The idea was that we were mostly talking via instant messenger back then and we would see each other maybe once a year and that we hadn't known each other even as like semi adults, not even as a teenager did I know John and a lot of, I think a lot of adult siblings don't get a chance to really connect people outside of that original framework of childhood and having that chance. It seemed like it seemed like something that I definitely wanted to do because I really wanted to John to think I was cool. And I also like I've wanted to make him a bath and he was already semi like he had a, he had books out and and had a bit of an audience already, and I was happy to. Interact with this guy who is in my life and was cool and two, I wanted to know better. So John and I basically we made a video back and forth retailer every day, every weekday for a year and put those on the internet for people to watch. And so John was part of the audience like the most important member of the audience, but there were also other people we were creating for. Was it hard for you to be vulnerable enough as an adult man to say to your older brother, I want to be closer to you and particularly brother that you were not that close with. Yeah, was that it was never you don't. You don't put it in those words. You don't say, John, I want to be you say like we could make a thing and we could do this project together and it would be fun. I'm home. Good morning, John January, fifth, and I'm sitting in my basement back homes Ronneby all the things I love. I love orange juice. I love mental fluff magazine and Benjamin Franklin. Everything is reversed when I look at it on the computer. I thought he was over here. I love these old collages that were on my wall in college that I still have taped together because I think maybe someday I'm going to put him back up on a Walsum day. That's a map of the realm of narnia. I think guys are like that. I think we have a really like men, not all men are like this, but I think that it is a tendency toward not wanting to do something if there isn't some greater cause and and I know that I have that hang up and glad that I was given given the greater cause to service the, the real deep human need of connecting with my family..
"hank green" Discussed on How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black
"You are a personality type, and I think I share your personality type and I've never talked to anybody about this subject and has expressed this thing that I also suffer from, which is that feeling of. I mean, I think you put it well, there's a, there's a sense of having to validate yourself in some capacity by creating these new projects knowing full well that those new projects will create the stress tension and may actually accentuate the fear that that you're that you're already feeling and and it can become a kind of negative reinforcement loop. I don't even know what I'm just making up that term. It is actually a positive loop is what positive reinforcement lip is what we're, we're sort of ending up with here except that the effect isn't positive. Oftentimes, positive reinforcement loops are actually really bad things because they get out of hand very fast. There aren't a lot of them in nature. Mostly nature wants to. Want something is happening at wants to give a signal to have it stop happening once it happens enough and the things that like if having more means having more than you get out of hand really fast, one of the only examples of that happening in biology and like human physiology is childbirth where your body is like the more the more the baby is pushing the, the more the baby is pushing, and that's how you get a baby out of you, but like, that's, that's the only thing that's good for. That's interesting. So what you're saying is this idea of a positive reinforcement loop is in unnatural, natural phenomenon. But when you think of it from kind of business point of view for a creative content point of view, it seems like that's exactly what you're trying to do is create these positive reinforcement loops through your different channels. How does one keep that a float in from a kind of logical point of view? I guess if that makes logical mental. Logical view. I, I don't think that I'm trying to do it. And I think in general, like I try to get across the idea to myself that like none of this was planned. I didn't mean for any of this to happen and there wasn't like some goal that I'm trying to achieve. I don't really. I don't think in terms of goals much. This is just sort of like the the path that I like found easiest to go down. And that's the one that that certainly I have done my best to make good decisions. But I don't think that I'm doing this on purpose. And I think that that a lot of times it ends up having negative impacts on my life. I sometimes feel like there's a balance to be found between finding a place where I'm like, I slash anyone isn't like too totally stressed out unhappy unhealthy with their work and also like the thing that we should talk about which is that we wanted. To do good work. We want to get a lot done. We want to have a positive impact on the world. We want to provide for our families. And so like there has to be a balanced between those two things. I think a lot of times people are like, you got to take time for yourself and it's like, yes, I have to take time for myself, but I also want to build something. I also want to make something good..
"hank green" Discussed on This Is Only A Test
"Did a long article on how many lives you're taking just by moving through your day, and it'd be like I wake up and go into the bathroom. These ceramics industry that provided the tile for my bathroom on average twenty eight people year dive Vining these chemicals and the end. He figured out at the end of his day that he was personally responsible every single day for slipping like point, oh one, eight death. So so you guys have a special special version of this as well? I think Hank green, maybe a few years ago talk. Yes. This, he looked at the minutes watched for his YouTube channel and then divided that by the number of minutes in an average seventy two year life and realize that he'd murdered several dozen people. Wasted enough time for several whole Uman lines. Great with gazillions on the internet. So fun. That's a fun activity for you guys to do later. Sure. Yeah. So we are. We are all the Tuesay here just to get ready for the con- this is the last Khan that I'm going to be attending for a while. Reduction. There's a lot of stuff going on. Silicon Valley Comecon has moved next year from the spring to August. We're going to move to Anaheim. This show. Oh, man. I wonder. Right? Yeah. Good time started appear. Anaheim? Did they move back here last year? Oh, no, never come out. Billing, Anaheim. All right. So we're getting ready for the con- off camera by my costume is all sitting here so many in pieces on the pool table. Yeah, I guess if you could tap into my security camera, you could see what we're why build in the reflection classes. Pivoting. Why Bill when you buy two for twice the.
"hank green" Discussed on Important, Not Important
"Starts to translate hate to say like more tangible but translates into the institutions being reinforced and reinvented as a as they need to be wherever the you know it it's now that you say that it the terrible eight millimeter or whatever movies they used to show us when i was in school and you know that they make fun of knowing the simpsons or whatever now we're going to watch a short film about and and it was somebody talking like this whole time it's just just going to comb yeah now go on youtube and look at hank green's videos the crash course videos i made a crash course series again dying coward who's doing these the physics girl videos that she makes i could go on and on and on naming these things there's enthusiasm there's passion and there's joy joy which is not something you really got a feeling for in the classroom or in documentaries stuff when i was a kid now it's an essential ingredient of making videos that are popular and that trend that to me maybe more hopeful than anything else i'm seeing i love that so that's all those people you've been you've you've as a stab you around since the actual oregon trail what do you see as your role now in in two thousand eighteen beside your fancy newsletter and further going forward i mean that you can get it batta strana me dot sub stack dot com right in the show notes do you feel like the grail night at the end indiana jones and the last crusade like you've been here forever you're super tired but you're you know you still get your sword ready what what what what's the what's the plan going forward gosh i hope not that's actually an interesting analogy some wizened old person sitting in a cave waiting.