As predicted by Geek Juice last summer, Blip.tv is finally closing down and purging all video content on 8/20/15…and the internet reviewers that didn’t heed our warnings are collectively freaking out:
Blip, the site that gave rise to an entirely new form of entertainment and media criticism, is due to close down next month. End of an era.
— Greg Byrne (@GregB00) July 20, 2015
“plans for the evening?” “I might have” pic.twitter.com/zYGtXvwKUK
— Lindsay Ellis (@thelindsayellis) July 20, 2015
Well, Australia is sinking and the mainland needs to prepare for a handful of kangaroos bouncing across the field, me included.
— Klye Klgleran (@KyleKallgren) July 20, 2015
I wonder what TGWTG will do? Don’t they still use Blip as an content distribution outlet?
— Bad News Fate.Stay. (@SpaceMutiny) July 20, 2015
— Pat Contri (@PatTheNESpunk) July 20, 2015
But this being the internet, fear of the future quickly led to the kind of short-sided bridge burning we’ve come to expect from the digital hugbox brigade:
Fuck you blip. Fuck you fuck you fuck you.
— Diamanda Hagan (@Diamandahagan) July 20, 2015
And now, a dramatization of my interactions with Blip as of late over missing payments. https://t.co/xaF34ZJPn7
— Leon Thomas (@renegadecut) July 20, 2015
Fairly certain blip owes me a few hundred bucks I’m never likely to see. Guess we’ll find out in the coming months. Hint: NOPE.
— – ̗̀ pawdugan ̖́- (@pawdugan) July 20, 2015
That moment when blip fucks with everyone you know and then fucks with your personal life…
— Omega Geek (@TheOmegaGeek) July 21, 2015
Blip confessions: Lots of people this year haven’t got their payments. Many of them didn’t arrive in a timely fashion, this year or ever.
— Nash (@Nash076) July 20, 2015
And of course, some came not to praise Blip but make fun of it:
“Wow, they finally finished falling down the staircase.” ~@Vangelus, re: blip
— Krin (@KrinSyn) July 20, 2015
ABANDON BLIP! pic.twitter.com/MDiINNWKrM
— Jon Burkhardt (@ChaosD1) July 20, 2015
Blip aren’t going to tell Channel Awesome about the closure until 15 minutes before it happens. That’ll be plenty of time to respond.
— Her Flameness (@FlamingClaw) July 20, 2015
https://t.co/ZyCb3fZpnl My thoughts on Blip closing
— The Faggotry Henry (@THEFIREYHENRY) July 20, 2015
BAHAHAHA Blip is shutting down maybe they should’ve been nicer to new content creators
— Hatok (@HatokTalk) July 20, 2015
— mister X (@misterx313) July 20, 2015
@ashens Blip sealed their fate with their elitist attitude to who was “worthy” enough to have an account with them.
— Uncle Mentuss (@Mentski) July 20, 2015
Even in death Blip fails and gets labeled as something else. pic.twitter.com/MspnF82u7P
— Cecil Trachenburg (@GoodBadFlicks) July 20, 2015
@THEFIREYHENRY The blip shutdown had one ignored perk… NO MORE BLOCKBUSTER BUSTER
— MEEP (@duke86fan) July 20, 2015
This Blip news has hit me in the sad spot broskis. Time to get my editing resume out there asap! https://t.co/ZljJYqTcEM
— FJ (@JoshHadleySays) July 20, 2015
@LordKaT blip’s finally shuttin down. rip tgwtg income? :p
— NotCameraLady (@NotCameraLady) July 21, 2015
I don’t wanna sound like a knob but I’m glad Blip is closing, there were alot of talentless hacks that uploaded there.
— Keith Rajwa ッ (@KaotikKnight) July 20, 2015
So, what lessons have we learned here?
-never keep all your eggs in one basket
-ALWAYS have a plan B
-when looking for a new provider MAYBE don’t trash talk your previous one in a public forum
-dis net shyt be treacherous, yo
We at Geek Juice will probably be reporting on this again once many of these creators get their asses handed to them by You Tube’s copyright bots.