Platform Founded by Group of Deleted YouTubers in Response to Censorship Provides Creators a Secure Spot to Celebrate Cannabis and Upload Content material
LOS ANGELES (March 28, 2019) — Move more than YouTube! TheWeedTube, the premier digital video platform for cannabis-focused content material creators, will launch a new app for iOS and Android devices on April 20, 2019—coinciding with the date extensively recognized as a national vacation for cannabis culture.
TheWeedTube mobile app and seminal web site began as a grassroots work by a group of deleted YouTubers searching for a secure dwelling for their content material following the organization fully wiped out their extensively followed cannabis-focused accounts with no warning or explanation. To accomplish their shared objective, the group crowdfunded $15K in 3 days to launch TheWeedTube.com in March 2018. The web site has come to be 1 of the quickest expanding platforms in cannabis, and apart from delivering a protected content material hub, it is the 1st video-primarily based social network to give monetization selections to cannabis influencers and to present cannabis organizations industrial-style marketing.
“TheWeedTube was born out of a need to quit censorship. We have been a little, tight-knit group searching for an outlet to share our stories, beliefs and entertainment with no worrying about getting silenced,” mentioned Arend Richard, TheWeedTube co-founder and influential content material creator AKA The Gay Stoner(deleted from YouTube with 120K subscribers). “We are humbled at how the bigger cannabis globe has embraced the notion, from supporting a neighborhood-funded web site 1 year ago, to the launch of TheWeedTube app right now. As a platform for the creators, by the creators, we stand by our mission to give for the neighborhood, empower our contributors, alter the perception of cannabis for the positive—and just have entertaining.”
Along with simple sign-up functionality, and the potential to upload videos, TheWeedTube app consists of push notifications—users who subscribe to creators’ channels will be alerted anytime new videos are posted—a function that YouTube no longer tends to make readily out there. Creators are also capable to share content material on social media internet sites like Facebook and Twitter straight from TheWeedTube app, all of which assistance to maximize exposure for creators and their function.
TheWeedTube.com presently attributes lucrative creators with substantial subscriber bases such as co-founder MacKenzie McKurry AKA MacDizzle420 (formerly of the HighRiseTV YouTube channel, deleted with far more than 200K subscribers) and Sasha AKA SilencedHippie (deleted from YouTube with 429K subscribers), but any individual 21+, legal in their respective place, and/or is a legal healthcare cannabis card holder can upload original videos by way of the web site, and now the app. Customers can also share and comment on cannabis-associated videos whose subjects variety from item testimonials to cooking with cannabis to sector-focused knowledge and considerably far more. All creators have the chance to monetize their videos, with the threshold getting four,200 views.
And whilst the web site and app’s core function is a celebration of cannabis, Richard and his co-founders encourage customers to branch out by uploading videos that go beyond the bud, such as gaming, travel, fitness and other subjects that cater to the brand’s adult demographic. TheWeedTube group is proud to have far more liberal content material suggestions than YouTube—think HBO as compared to network tv.
“We want TheWeedTube to be a location exactly where PG-13 and R-rated content material for mature audiences can not only exist, but thrive,” Richard added.
TheWeedTube brand has also expanded its base by way of a strategic partnership with Dank City, a social media promoting organization specializing in cannabis items and brands whose higher-profile representatives incorporate Tommy Chong, the iconic actor, comedian and cannabis rights activist.
The launch of the mobile app will coincide with a redesign for TheWeedTube.com, which also debuts April 20.
TheWeedTube.com was launched in March 2018 by a likeminded neighborhood of influential content material creators who had been impacted by the “YouTube cannabis promoting purge,” with the organization shutting down accounts with cannabis-associated content material at an unprecedent price. Co-founders Aaron Woodhead, Amanda Fox, Arend Richard, Brandon Ashburn, Danielle Johnston, Kelly DeLong, Mackenzie McCurry, Ryan Kornblatt and Theodore Maly banded collectively to correctly generate an totally new, adults-only, digital video-primarily based social network that embraces rather than condemns cannabis. TheWeedTube continues to develop its presence with a mobile app for iOS and Android devices debuting in April 2019, additional empowering cannabis-focused creators.
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