Prudishness at Youtube

By Steve Outing

So I spot this link to a video about a competitor in the recent North Pole Marathon and bike race who decided to skinny-dip in the Arctic Ocean (because, if you’re gonna do a marathon and ride in a bike race at the pole, you might as well swim, too, to get the full “triathlon” experience). And there’s something about global warming awareness behind the guy’s dip in the frigid water. OK, this I gotta see. …

Alas, Youtube — in a fit of zero tolerance about nudity, I guess — has zapped the video. “This video has been removed due to terms of use violation.”

Oh, good grief. This is like those zero-tolerance policies at some schools, where the 2nd-grader gets suspended for having a plastic knife in his Spongebob lunchbox.

Practice some common sense, Youtube/Google! This is not pornography. Are you editing what gets published so as not to offend the Taliban? Get a grip, already!

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!