It costs but it's worth it. Premium email = much safer, more private and virtually no spam / ads or data mining. There are cheaper services. Remember, any "free" email service = YOU are the product and your personal info is sold to the highest bidder. Same with Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, etc. Yeah, DM is alright but it needs to grow and allow a few more things - looks a bit like old YouTube too.
awesome-yeah I'll check out Dailymotion later, I personally feel that the search feature needs some tweaking with vid.me. When searching for a band or song, I'm finding that the one(s) I'm seeking are lost amongst gaming videos, etc that don't even bear any similarity or relevance to the keywords I'm entering. Like you said, a long way to go.
StartPage is great. I'll be trying their premium email service soon too (StartMail). And speaking of Styx, I just posted one of his vids from yesterday. Vid.me has a long way to go but it's getting there - there may never be a perfect YouTube alternative but if Google keeps messing with it, YouTube won't be "YouTube" much longer either. PJW isn't leaving YouTube yet but I think he's getting ready to bail - others are considering it too. No reason to stay if Google wants to be a cyber Gestapo. Twitter / Facebook were always useless unless one is promoting a business or brand. There's absolutely no good reason to use either site for personal nonsense while they continue to sell and abuse your personal information. They censor without mercy too. Minds.com and Gab.ai are good alternatives. More info coming soon...
Been using Start Page since you suggested it a couple years ago and haven't been on Twitter for a few months (no intentions to return), Vid.me has my presence as a viewer so the transition is in full force from my end anyway, I suggest all do the same as per Lex's s uggestion.
So far Start Page has caused me no problems, just do it.
vid.me is straightforward and it has the bonus attraction of NO ads (so far), who doesn't dig that? Ownage and Styx are on there, still looking for PJW but at this time it doesn't look as though he is on there, cannot confirm this though. Worth signing up to this site, takes like two minutes.
Twitter = waste of time. It's ran its course..buh-bye