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So I was trying to view a post on the YouTube blog tonight here. Simple exercise you might thing, but YouTube has decided that any time I visit it, on ANY browser (so it’s not cookie related), I should be redirected to YouTube Australia. No major deal with video content, given the swap out is just “au” instead of “www” in the URL. But here’s the REALLY dumb thing. When I try to visit the official YouTube blog, it redirects to the “official YouTube Australia blog” which doesn’t show the same content as the US site, so the URL comes up a COMPLETE BLANK. The only way I could view the post is via a proxy.

Georetardation is bad enough, but this is even more beyond a joke. Youtbe FAIL.

Good news: YouTube’s partner program is now available in Australia, Japan and Ireland. I’ve applied, no idea if I’ll qualify.

Now for the WTF: I had Nova on in the car (wife had been in the car, otherwise it would have been on ABC Local Radio) and their sad excuse for a news came on a 8am (sad as they seemingly read the headline only), and it went something like this

“If you upload videos to YouTube ads will now have to run on your videos.”

Apparently the partners program = forced advertising on YouTube. I should be so lucky…well I might be if I get approved, but we’ll wait and see.