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How to Waste Even More Time on YouTube

You really don’t need a guide to time-wasting on YouTube. That’s sort of the point of Google’s ( GOOG) could-be-profitable video site, right?

But still. There are more-efficient ways to go about it.

Like this excellent flowchart from Karen Kavett, a junior at the Rhode Island School of Design. Pretty self-explanatory, though worth noting that Kavett is, by her own admission, really into Harry Potter and “wizard rock.” (Click image to enlarge, or head here for a slightly larger version.)

Pretty great. How else would I have learned about the joys of FlippyCat?

(Hat tip: DVICE)


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work