New Bajan Website For Video Uploads Is Exciting – BUT…
Just a few minutes ago we received notice of BajanTube.com – a new video upload website somewhat like the famed YouTube, but focused upon Barbados.
What a great concept. They have a few technical bugs to work out with .wmv files, but the entire site looks like a very professional effort and we are excited that Bajans are becoming more adept at using the internet to communicate outside of the normal censored media.
We don’t know who owns BajanTube.com as they have deliberately used an anonymous service to register the domain and administer the website.
We have also suspected for some time that at least two of the smaller Barbados blogs were established by the BLP government to gain a window into the very active underground Bajan political blog scene – with the hope that they would be able to one day identify the writers of Barbados Free Press and Barbados Underground.
So just remember, my friends…
Uploading a tourist video on an anonymous Barbados video blog is one thing. Uploading a political video raises many issues in a country like ours where the government rules the media with threats, extortion and legal blackmail.
BajanTube.com for vacation videos… wonderful.
But for the political satire and reporting… YouTube remains a much safer choice for Bajans.