Carey Martell

Musings on YouTube, SEO and Social Media

YouTube, Censorship, Satire and Democracy

I grew up in the 80s and 90s; a time where many groups tried to label comic books, video games and music as badfun, and censor ideas these groups deemed dangerous or whatever. I still remember what it was like to grow up with parents who didn’t want me to watch The Simpsons or play Dungeons & Dragons. Now as an adult myself tasked with running a business that produces content my job is to help creators produce videos that some


I was interviewed on Big Pitch Radio today!

I was invited to be a guest entrepreneur on Big Pitch Radio today (airing in over 30 markets!) You can listen to the recorded podcast by going to the March 2015 archive page and looking for Episode 59 – 3/30/2015 – Jon Weisblatt www.upgradeusa.com, SDR Ventures, Carey Martell. Thanks for having me on the show guys!  


How Winning is Done

 (This is a copy of a Facebook post I wrote a few nights ago when I was semi-drunk. After reflection I stand by what semi-drunk me said.) I was reading this article. They say that Millennials are going to be “the next great generation”. They are wrong. It’s not going to be just anyone born after 1980; it’s going to primarily be the ones who have military service & actually took something away from it. A lot of my age


Power Up TV MCN Acquired by Thunder Studios

Thunder Studios acquired Power Up TV at the start of the New Year and with it my services as an executive player in the YouTube and online video streaming market. I have become the Vice President of Thunder TV, and its sister network Power Up TV, to develop and manage the department responsible for establishing a vertically integrated production studio.  This will include the renovations of 150,000 sqft studio facilities with a state-of-the-art production hub for content creators, $150,000 funding


Don’t buy PSN Season Passes. The system breaks every week and Customer Support doesn’t give a damn.

Dear Sony management in charge of the North American customer support team: I am writing this post to let everyone who follows me know not to waste their money nor time purchasing Season Passes from the PSN (Playstation Network). I have purchased two Season Passes and both of them bug up every week. Neither tech support nor customer support are interested in solving this problem. What happens is that when they add the new episode to the Store, for some


My Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds Nmail Box (2003-2009)

Most people will not find this post to be interesting at all. This is a dump of all the letters I received inside a MMORPG called Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds that I played extensively when I was younger. I actually started playing Nexus in ’98 / ’99 but many of those early mails have been lost; the nmail box only saved so many. After realizing the Nmail box only saved a certain amount of letters, I started to


FAQ for Trolls

As a mild-web celebrity (If there was a D list for YouTubers, I guess I’d be on it) I get a lot of trolling. I sometimes reply to it, I sometimes ignore it. But now I think I’ll just write an FAQ and continually update it. This is a time saving life-hack; just make an FAQ filled with my pre-recorded responses to my trolls.  Any time one of these trolls reaches out I’ll just forward them to this article. Case in point,


Life as a vagabond entrepeneur

They say that the only thing certain in life is death and taxes, but the truth is dreams are renewable. Life isn’t over until it’s over. By some appearances it may seem I’ve been quiet this past month, but the truth is far from it. My rebranded YouTube multichannel network (MCN) Power Up TV! is doing fairly well, even though I’ve yet to do any marketing for it. This is largely due to the affiliate marketing program we’re using to incentivize


While the music plays on…

But I am not allowed to show the crowd What happens when romance has gone I must hide my feels singing through my tears While the music plays on So as some people have learned, I am moving Martell Broadcasting Systems, Inc. to Los Angeles. Why? I supposed everyone deserves an explanation of some kind. First you must understand. I am the founder of a startup that is raising money. No matter how much I might like to say certain


Wlinkster: New Scam on the Horizon using Facebook & Angelist profiles

I recently was approached by a guy on Facebook named Sagar Ranar who was connected to a business acquaintance, probably through the Startup List FB group that we’re both members of. Sagar made me a proposition that seemed really off; if I donated to a charity ran by Kathy Savitt he would convince her to share my startup with investors. I don’t have time to write an in-depth report, but fortunately there is a guy who has been tracking this


Hey OkCupid, you just lost a 9 year customer. Here’s why:

About a month ago I found myself unable to login to my account. I couldn’t even reset my account. All I got was a message saying “Sorry, we’re having technical difficulties right now. Check back later.” I did a Google search for that string and discovered this “technical difficulties” message is what you display when you ban accounts. Seriously?? You banned my account? I’ve used the site pretty much since it came out. I’ve answered pretty much every question in


The things I want YouTube to change the most

#1) Remove the ‘Mark as Spam’ option so that only the VIDEO UPLOADER can mark the comment as spam. This feature is currently abused by trolls to silence comments they don’t agree with — even the responses from the person who made the video to begin with. On that note, remove the “this comment has too many negative votes” feature too. #2) Get rid of the ‘highlights for feeds’ garbage. Implement a better subscription feed system that is designed to accomodate


Bank of America, you have inconvenienced me for the last time.

Bank of America, eventually your people are going to wonder why you lost me as a customer. This is the reason. I need a bank who will honor their own checks. Bank of America clearly has a policy to not do so if they can find some trivial reason to not pay, even if it’s due to a mistake they caused in the first place. I’d also like a bank who doesn’t close their “existing mortgage loan departments” on Sat