Athene for President (On YouTube)
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Hello everyone, I'd like to introduce a recently started campaign on YouTube.
Before I go into the how, I'd like to explain the why.

YouTube first got big because of the simple principle that it is by the users for the users,
but as everyone surely have noticed the past year or two, it's become increasingly commercialized.
This can be seen as both a good and a bad thing, depending on who you are talking to, but for the majority
of people this is definately a bad thing. So, what can we do about it?



A person called Athene (Gamer, activist, scientifically oriented promoter of self-development and awareness) has started a campaign that is called 'Athene for president'. This is an attempt to get everyone to promote him so that he can promote the community itself by featuring and directing viewers to smaller talented YouTubers who deserve attention based on their talent and creativity, and not on how much they pay or how lucky they are.

The principle is simple. The bigger Athene becomes (the more subscribers and steady views he has) the more influence he has on the YouTube community, which allows him to become the voice of a community-driven YouTube.

There are at least four common questions to this campaign which I will adress:

Q1. Can you really trust him to follow through with everything he says?

Answer: Yes. Athene has constantly been proving himself to all of his fans and everyone else he's been in contact with. He has a livestream at athenelive.com (A platform where he get's other gamers to stream to promote them, but also streams himself 24/7 seven days a week.) He's mainly a gamer, but that doesn't mean he only cares about them. He promotes anyone with talent. All the revenue from his stream (since january this year) goes directly to charity (making sure that no middle-man is taking any cut of the money) and on his YouTube channel he constantly promotes other YouTubers. He is already making a difference, imagine what he could do as the number one most subscribed! He also gives out free gaming gear from the company Razer which sponsored his TTTT movement (Together To The Top) with 500,000 $. He hands them out all the time to people that helps promote his cause.

Q2: How do you vote for him?

Answer: You subscribe to his channel (AtheneWins). To further help you can promote his campaign, and tell your friends and family to subscribe also and get the ball rolling. Make a YouTube search for "Athene for president" to see all the videos that have been made on the topic so far.

Q3: Won't YouTube stop this?

Answer: If it goes well, then maybe. But promoting him will only do the community good either ways. This is also a way to show YouTube how their users feel, how many actually cares about it. Because as it is now, many people would not bother protesting simply because there are no faces to represent their opinion. It is easy for the average person to let things happen just because they feel powerless about it. But the fact is that every person has a tremendous power by expressing and spreading his/her idea, and promoting other people who do the same. If enough people do this, then hopefully the press will jump on it which gives even more attention to the campaign.

Q4: How can you be 'president' of YouTube?

Answer: You cannot. President is just a symbol of being the most subscribed/viewed on YouTube. Right now, this is Ray William Johnson. Just like president is just a symbol for the highest youtube status, Athene as a person is just a symbol of growing movement. He's explained many times that this isn't about him, and if an even better candidate appears that deserve the highest rank more than him, then he will have all of his fans vouche for that person instead. The point is to have a leader that does the most to promote a community-driven YouTube.

Finally, to vote go here: http://bit.ly/voteforathene
Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZoiCzdsbnQ to see his official campaign video.

That's about it. If you have any other questions you can just post it in this thread,
and tell me what you think about it!

Edit: I'll be giving out free Crunchyroll 48-hour All Access guestpasses to those who want (I currently have 3) if they go out of their way to help with the promotion of the campaign!
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lol, no. I hated the guy when he came out YEARS ago.. and his face still annoys.
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dyme420 wrote:

lol, no. I hated the guy when he came out YEARS ago.. and his face still annoys.


Alright. Good for you xD
Posted 2/16/12
Sounds like someone is trying to get rich by using ideals that reach out to people.

Oh, it's politics all over again.
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Posted 2/16/12

Djihin wrote:


Edit: I'll be giving out free Crunchyroll 48-hour All Access guestpasses to those who want (I currently have 3) if they go out of their way to help with the promotion of the campaign!


No advertising, no personal threads.


Not going to have some "Athene flamboyant" thread which in the end is only about his ego. Go viral on some other forum. Don't bother PMing me about the injustice, never going to change my mind nor the rules.

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