Often times when I’m watching YouTube videos, I’ll scroll down because I want to see how other people reacted to the video. The internet should be a community right? One where we build on each others ideas, give each other constructive criticism, and support those who we believe in. However, we don’t have the right to publically tear down the people we don’t like. Unfortunately, whenever I scroll down to look at the comments, there’s hate, and let me just say: there’s absolutely no reason for it to be. Why would you take time out of your day to watch/look at/read something and write a comment that you know will only hurt the creator’s feelings? Also, know that you’re not only hurting their feelings, but you’re bringing negativity into other peoples’ lives as well. Many a time I’ve read nasty YouTube comments on other peoples’ videos and just felt like crap afterward.
Now, there is a difference between “hate” and “constructive criticism.” Constructive criticism is when you offer advice to someone about how they could make their content better. Constructive criticism can sometimes come off as a little rude, but that’s not usually the way people mean to make them sound. However, I sometimes see these people being hated on as well, which brings me to my next point.
DON’T HATE ON THE HATERS. First of all, they are still people, they still have feelings. Second of all, by engaging, you are giving them attention/promotion that they don’t deserve!If you see a nasty comment on a video, don’t reply to it. Don’t respond. Don’t engage. Instead…
SPREAD THE LOVE! Write a nice comment on the video. Respond to what they talked about. Drown those nasty comments in a sea of positivity, kindness, and love. For example:
What do you think?