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If you would like to edit this video, please download it and edit it. When you upload it to share for critique, please name it: "EDITEDCOMMENTSVIDEO *USERNAME*" where *USERNAME* is your username. That way other people can see your edit and critique your work...also, you can see what other people did with the same starting point. If you'd like to watch me edit a video...here ya go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG6AfnPoRgY
Hello! I think my mic is on. Let me check. It is. Now, that is a good thing to check before you start making a video. So, this is the editing challenge. I'm Hank. I'm talking to you on a camera and I'm going to make a video right now and then you're going to edit it and you're going to see the whole process of me making a video with all the mess-ups. Whole video! I'm really nervous about this 'cause it looks a lot easier and I look a lot smoother than I am. Okay. Script over here. There it is. That's just my mic stand.

Um, I did, by the way, ages ago- I don't know why I'm telling you this in the middle. I'll put this at the beginning. Hey! This is the middle that I'm in right now, but I've decided to edit this to the beginning of the video to say that I did a video once upon a time- I'm probably going to put this in, like, text descriptions- that, uh, was me editing a video, so if you want to see how I edit video, if that might help you, you can watch that. Okay, back to the- [clicks].

Good morning, John. I'm here- I'm here to debunk a myth, a myth that probabl- a myth that probably all of us believe that's- it's very difficult not to belie- a myth that we proba- a myth that we probably all believe that really- it's hard- a myth that we proba- a myth that we probably all believe that really, it's hard- a myth that we probably all believe. It's a statement that is- a myth- a myth we probably all believe and, uh- it's a statement- it's a statement that- it's a simple statement that- it's a simple statement that did- it's a simple statement that is really hard not to believe, knowing what we know: the Internet brings out the worst in people.

I mean, you see in the comments- I mean, you s- I mean, you see in the- I mean, you see in the comments- We all know that the- we all know that the anonymity of the Internet allows the deep evil within the- we all know- huh.

Fountain of vomitous hate, fountain of vominous hate, okay. We all know that the anonymity. We all kn- we all know- we all know that the anonymity of the internet allows the deep evil inside every human- except for me of course- to spew forth in a fountain of vomitous hate! Have fun with that.

Uhh (slaps legs). And ya, I see it- and ya, I see it, even on our contact: on our sex episode of Crash Course Psychology, just a bunch of- there were comments, thumbed up comments, none the less, talking about how homosexuality is a disease. And ya there are two hosts on sci show space, one of them is male, and one of them is female. I would like you to guess which one has constant comments about their appearance every time they're in a video. Just go ahead and guess. 

But- but you and your friends- but you, and your friends, you aren't hate mongers. It must- so it must be other peop- so it must be other people, those. So it must be- so it must be other people, those anonymous people at the grocery- so it must be- so it must be other people, those people at the grocery store who seem so nice in person, but they go home, and the internet allows them to shrug off the cloak of cultural necessities, and then they just turn and engage, and become giant turd faces. Not quite, not quite there. Ma- maybe wha- total turds is what it says (laughs). 

So it must b- so it must be o- so it must be other people, those- so it must be- so it must be other people, those people at the grocery- so it must be- so it must be other people, those people at the grocery store who seem so nice in person, but then go home, and go on the internet, and shrug of the cloak of their cultural burden, and of- transfo- and transform into total turdmock- Bach. Total turd Bach! That sounds- that makes sense. Uhh.

It must, so it must – it must be o – it must be other people. Those people at the grocery store who seem so nice when you hang out with them briefly, but then you don’t really know so they probably go home and then they shrug off the cloak of their cultural burden and say: “Hey I am now going to be internet turd! Superhero extraordinaire!”
Interne – 
Put on their costume and they become internet turd! I like it. Okay I’m gonna use that. Um. So it must – so it must be other people, those people you see at the grocery store who seem very nice but then they go home. 
So it must – so it must be – so it must be other people, those – so it must – so it must be other people, those people at the grocery store who seem very nice. But then they – but then when they – but then when they get home and go on the internet they – but when they – but then.
But when – but then when they go – but then they go home – but then when they get home they go on the internet and they shrug off the cloak of their cultural burden and they put on their costume and they become Internet Turd!  Internet Turd. Yes.
But I wanna make – I wanna make a hypothesis here, anonymity – but I wanna a hypothesis here – but I wanna make a hypothesis here, that allows me to feel better about the state of the internet and the state of humanity. I think anonymity does not – I think – I think – I believe – I – I’m thinking anonymity doesn’t bring out the worst in people, it just brings out the worst people.
Imagine – imagine if you will, a d-bag. This person goes – this person goes on the internet and he says nasty things to people, he’s raci – I need that light. This person – this person goes on – this person goes on the internet – this person goes on the internet and he says nasty things to people, he’s racist and he’s sexist.
He doesn’t have a lot of friends because he doesn’t like people and people also don’t like him. On average he speaks to about point zero two human beings in the real world per day.
In the phys – in the physical world this human is entirely invisible. We have no idea they exist. He doesn’t want to express his beliefs in the real world because they are unacceptable and people – they make – expressing his – expressing his beliefs makes him and everyone else uncomfortable…so he doesn’t do it.
I’m gonna cut that. Well, I don’t know? You wanna cut that? I would rather you cut that. I’m just communicating with you – cut that. I don’t like that sentence. That’s not good, I don’t like it. I don’t like what that communicates. Um. 
But then on the – but then on the internet, he not only gets – but on – but on the internet he not only gets to express his views to lots of people, those people then engage with him. It’s an – it’s a kind of exercise – it’s a kind of exercising of power, he gets to get a rise out of people, it’s thrilling. It’s not scary like doing it in real life would be, it’s a rush.
This person isn’t – this person isn’t like a sweetheart all day long and then goes home and becomes a d-bag. He’s a d-bag. He just – 
The reason you don’t – the reason you don’t run into internet trolls in real life is – the reason you don’t run into internet trolls in real life is – the reason you don’t – the reason you don’t run into internet trolls in real life isn’t because they’re normal people with deep evil inside of them. It’s because trolls don’t talk to people in real life because nobody likes them. 
This is of course – all of this by the way, this entire episode is conjecture, I’ve got no research to back this up. But it would be fairly easy research to do because I think internet trolls would be super excited about filling surveys that graduates and students in psychology gave them because they probably love to talk about themselves.
Cause they’re pro – cause they’re probably narcissists. Cause it – cause it seems – cause it seems pretty likely to me that they’re n – cause it seems pretty likely to me that they’re, at least a good portion of them are nar – cause it seems pretty likely – cause it seems pretty likely to me that at least a good portion of them are narcissists. 
And hon – and honestly I think finding out more – and honestly I think – and honestly I think understanding this and understanding those people is really important because I think the narrative of the hateful internet negatively affects the culture of the internet. 
People beli – people believe that – people believe that the internet is hostile place and that comments are a hostile place and so they don’t add their contri – people – people – people hear and they believe that comments are a nasty place – people hear and believe that comments are a nasty place. They’re certainly a much more nasty place than we tend to interact with in the real world.

The result is that good people – the result is that fewer – the result is that fewer and fewer normal not trolly people interact in those spaces and they get worse and worse. While at – while at the – while at the same time we’ve – while at the same time we’ve proved over and over again that the internet can actually be a place where lots of really cool and great things happen. 
Logos come up there of like all the cool places on the internet where all the great things happen like Wattpad and, and Tumblr and Facebook and YouTube and like cool things happen. Wikipedia, for Christ’s sake. 
Um this is a note to editors, not for inclusion in the video. Uh. Though I don’t know, be – it’s your – it’s your video you get to do whatever you want with it.  
But if we – but if we all think that the internet is less great than it is, it will become less great because we think that. And my even greater worry is that people will look at the comments of a YouTube video and say: “Look, a third of these people, at least, are just terrible. They’re bad people.” And then by extension those – and then by extension those people will assume that a third of all people are terrible, and that’s just not true. 
And then by extension people will assume that a third of all people are terrible and that all social spaces – and then by extension – and then, then by extension those people will assume that all – and then by extension those people will assume that a third of all people are terrible and that all social spaces are hostile and antagonistic which is very not the case. 
The matter – what we’re looking at here – what we’re looking at here is like extreme selection bias. We’ve got a hundred thousand – what we’re looking at down in the comments is extreme selection bias. People don’t want to comment because it seems like a hostile place, so only hostile people comment. 
Also any given – also on most YouTube videos you got – also on most YouTube videos you got like a hundred thousand or more people – also on a lot of YouTube videos you’ve got a lot of people watching it. Just imagine for a moment that a hundred thousand people gather in a room. It’s a stadium, a very large stadium. Now what are the odds that there aren’t gonna be some bad people in that room?
Zero. There are gonna be douchebags – zero. There are gonna be bad people in that room.
So it shouldn’t be a surprise that when a hundred thousand people watch a video there are some people who are racist, bad people. So it shouldn’t be a – so it shouldn’t be a – so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that when a hundred thousand people watch a video some of them are gonna be racist troll turds and they’re gonna leave mean, nasty comments. 
Now the biggest prob – now a big problem here is that YouTube lately has been promoting discussion over like actual enthusiasm – now a big problem here is that YouTube has lately been promoting discussion rather than how many people thumb up a comment.
So a comment will end up like at the top of the video because lots of people are discussing that comment, that isn’t usually because there’s a good discussion happening there, it’s usually because that first comment was extremely inflammatory and wrong and people are arguing about it.
And the trolls are loving it. That’s an algorithmic – that’s an algorithmic problem, I don’t know if they know about it, but it seems pretty obvious.
It’s – it’s totally feeding the trolls, like the whole point of a troll is to try and get discussion because they wanna get a rise out of people, they want that rush, and they want some human interaction. Which thy don’t get on their dai – which they don’t get in their daily lives because no one – because – which they don’t get in their daily lives because mostly people don’t – which they don’t get in their daily lives because most people don’t like them. 
Which they don’t get in the real world because people don’t like them.
Let me guarantee you, just – let me guarantee you, as a person who has met a number of people, most of them, like ninety percent them, are good. They’re good people. 
Not because culture – not because culture tells them to be good, not just because thye’re afraid of being found out and they just want – not because culture tell them to be good, not because they’re afraid of being found out and they’re waiting for that moment where they can be anonymously evil.
But because they’re people, just like you and just like me.
John, I’ll see you on Tuesday. 
Hey! The video happened. Um. So what did you think? Leave in comments. So if you want to participate in the edit challenge all you gotta do is download this, ah and then edit it in whatever editing software you want to use. Ah and however you want to do it. You can do whatever you want to this video.

Um and it’s just a way to showcase your skills. Ah show off and uh critique each other. And ah, and and just make sure that you – I don’t know how that you – how can you tag YouTube videos.
I – there’s used to – well just put like a unique word – lets come up with a unique word – ah internet troll turds, all one word no spaces, and if you title it internet toll – internet troll turds ah then, then probably there aren’t that many other cases of all one word internettrollturds showing up on YouTube so we should be able to search for that and the videos will come up.
So just put that in your title, in your description and your tags, just to be safe and uh, and people uh, look for that if you want to critique other people’s edits. If you wanna see how the people did it. Um I’m not gonna edit this video, I don’t think this video will ever end up on Vlogbrothers by the way, ah, because, I don’t know, maybe it will. I don’t know. We’ll see.
Um. So yeah. Do that, however you want, um be creative and uh, and and sort of – it’s just an opportunity to – if you’re interested in this – to see what it’s like, hone your skills and to – to talk with other people about it. Um. I think it’ll be fun. 
So thanks for watching, just if you wanted to watch this and see how this works on my end ah that’s, that’s good. And I think that will also be useful to the people who are doing the onscreen challenge. So to those people um hi, and it’s always good to think about your editors while you’re making a video, if you don’t have – if you don’t have that – if you’re not doing both of those two things yourself, which I often do – but don’t always, like SciShow I don’t edit.
Um, so like, communicating and saying like oh here would be a really good time to make a joke about The Incredibles – the – that – that Pixar thing. (Burps). I don’t know if that’s even Pixar. Um.
And yeah. Ok so, thank you for participating, and um yeah. I’m looking forward to seeing what ya’ll do to me. And hopefully that wasn’t too awkward and weird to watch how this works. Cause I know that it seems like sometimes that I’m just speaking my mind. Obviously I’m checking a script a lot. 

Um. And if you wanna watch how that script happened, I have also uploaded the video of me writing that script. It’s just full transparency here you guys. Totally open. Everything’s in the open. Okay. Alright, so this is long enough already, thanks for wasting your time with me. (Clicks).

Goodbye.