Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Coldplay Blocked in the UK

Here's another sign that Earth2.0 is screwed up. I go to look for an appropriate video clip for Darren and stumble across a Colplay video hosted by Capitol Music of YouTube. It tells me in a pink bar "this video is not available in your country". A band from London can't be played in the UK.

I investigate further, and find that I can see their main page, but clicking links merely returns me to their homepage. Capitol punishment indeed.

What a joke this Web2.0 is turning into. If some legal issue means I can't watch a video, don't waste my time by displaying the channel in the first place. I don't want to see their stinking badges or adverts. If you're a dinosaur, go and play in the nearest tar pit, and let the mammals get on with trying to use the tools that technology is providing us.

Oh, and here's the link to the Coldplay tune. Enjoy it if you can. Tough squidgies if you are in the UK.

5 comments:

paulmartin42 said...

"What a joke this Web2.0 is turning into" - it is you that are trying to see comedy where there is only tragedy (nanana) - the reason you cannot buy x in y is not because of z2.0

AktoMan said...

Of course it is. YouTube is a Web2.0 system, they allow regional blocking of content. QED.

Web2.0 is about sharing ideas and empathising with people around the world. Big businesses and politicians stifle that process. Always have, always will. Online communities and new purchasing schema haven't changed that.

paulmartin42 said...

Gootube is not web2.0 (though it maybe likened to it)::= Lemma 1: web2 = open/transparent/...
Lemma2: Google is not transparent cf "secret sauce"

ab reductio ad mumbo jumbo

AktoMan said...

Web2.0 is not open/transparent and of course YouTube is Web2.0.

Heck, on one official listing, email was being classed as a Web2.0 application!

Web2.0 is what you want it to be, what your company markets it as, what the book or training course is being sold as. I'd rather stick with using technology to the best of my advantage.

If anyone wants a definition, go back to Tim O'Reilly's session notes.

paulmartin42 said...

timbo invented the plane, flatscreen tv, hair straighteners too ?