In times when censorship on the internet is on the rise, personal data privacy is non-existent and ads bombard us from everywhere, it seems we need to take a break from all that. We need to “restart” the internet. Keep its technological advances that we have nowadays, but go back in time when the web was fun, light, not touchy, and not under the boot of Big brother.
This is where ykyz might come in for you. We bring the best of the past by jumping directly into the future with decentralization.
Ykyz might actually turn out to be a manifestation of the future, a prophecy of what is coming. Chances are it would be the new Twitter in audio format. Podcasts will definitely stay with us, Joe Rogan will most likely stay on the top of Youtube for more time to come.
But microcasting could be the new diamond in the dirt that hasn’t been found yet that will shine soon. You have 90 seconds max to get your point across. Not as quick to assimilate and comprehend as tweets are as eyes need a few seconds only, but way more engaging.
We do not see the face of the messenger, only their face. I assume this is one of the reasons why literally everybody has been so genuinely nice and friendly on our platform, regardless of the topic or the contradictory opinion. We unconsciously focus on the message rather than the messenger, leaving no grounds for ad hominems. You might argue that it is the exact same case with Twitter, yet Twitter is the perfect place to be a prick and indulge in an emotional, senseless Twitter war. With microcasting we still receive some close and intimate impression that there is an actual human being on the other side of the cable (or wi-fi), despite not seeing their face. Voice seems to be The Great Balancer.
I would list other reasons as number one, two, or three why it is awesome to be a microcaster on ykyz, but I feel like going straight to number four or five: You get to share with other users what you are up today, how you feel, what is bothering you.
When I first started off with my cast I wanted to create professional bits with information on historical events, culture and so on. Then I noticed that people react less to those kinds of casts and react more often to my random rants. I don’t blame them at all as with time I realized that although I am an avid fan of history, it is really easier to prepare a 90 seconds max audio of how I was today or what was on my mind than preparing a mini-lesson on the Austrian Empire and the Austrian national identity or where the name “Russia” comes from.
This is not about easy. Besides all other types of fun one can have on ykyz, I found out it is a great place to vent or to just share. Maybe two or three weeks ago I stumbled upon the cast of this female ykyz-er sharing her doubts and emotion regarding her teenage daughter going through and coming out of depression and suicidal thoughts. I may be an extrovert and a communicative person, but I’ve been through that and I related on the double. I bleated back to her, she bleated too. We talked. We didn’t see each other’s faces, which I think made communication more genuine. We only cared about the message of the other person.
I went on ykyz a couple of times to get it off my chest – me turning 30 or my attempts to tone down alcohol a notch. We have a friendly environment here. Not because of some regulation, not because correctness has been imposed on us, but simply because literally everyone on this platform is a cool, open-minded human being. We do not always agree, but we are perfectly cool about that. You know, as Voltaire once said: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”