As some of you may have discovered, the YouTube page associated with Jockstrap Junction has been removed by Google, owner of YouTube. This is part of an ongoing battle I seem to be having with Google, and in some ways I understand their position with respect to the YouTube site. At the present time, I do not have any plans to either contest what Google has done, or to try to remake the YouTube site over in a way that might be acceptable. My attempts to do so with Picasa were never even addressed by anyone at Google, and as a result, I lost hundreds of photos and images, many of them of myself, to Google.
It does seem to me, however, that Google has, recently, taken an extremely conservative stance with respect to at least some alleged pornographic content on its services. Yet, other Blogger blogs which are arguably far more obscene and pornographic are left alone. If there is some methodology on Google’s part, I would like to know what it is.
I fear that the Internet‘s freedom and open-ness is retracting a bit in the area of adult information, services and multi-media content. I am troubled by the .XXX domain extensions, Google’s actions, and am informed that Facebook takes down any page even referencing the term “bareback.” For now, it remains to be seen what or how far these developments will go. In the meantime, I will let you all know what video-related service or site (or combination) will take the place of the YouTube site.