Update! There is now a Change.org petition to Smosh! https://www.change.org/p/smosh-start-captioning-smosh
Mark your calendars!
Friday December 19, 2014.
This is when people should push the YouTube channel Smosh to closed caption, using the hashtag #CaptionSmosh. (You don't have to wait til Friday to start using the hashtag #CaptionSmosh) Smosh is a top YouTube channel with over 19 million subscribers that releases new videos every Friday. Caption Action 2 and others have repeatedly asked Smosh for captions, but got no response. They aren't the only top YouTube channel not captioning - we had to vote on ONE to target, and Smosh got the most votes! We've got to get at least ONE YouTube superstar to caption so other YouTube superstars get the message!
Here's What to Do!
Facebook. Go to their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/smosh and post comments demanding captions, on Smosh posts. Watch the Caption Action 2 facebook group (and join the group!) for reports!
Make a Video: Are you on YouTube? Create a quick, short video blasting Smosh for not captioning. We can then share links to those videos on our own Facebook pages and in Facebook groups.
Blog. If you are a blogger, re-blog this or blog about it!
Discussion boards. If you are active on a deaf-related discussion board, post about this.
Twitter: Tweet @smosh, @smoshian, @smoshanthony to demand captions. Also tweet @defymedia! They own Smosh and have less than 1,000 followers and are more likely to pay attention to your tweet! The hashtag to use on social media is #CaptionSmosh.
Instagram: We need an Instagram volunteer to post screenshots on Instagram of bad automatic captions on Smosh videos. Along with hashtags and comments. Smosh instagram: instagram.com/smosh
Tumblr: We need Tumblr volunteers to post screenshots of bad autocaptioning on Tumblr. Smosh tumblr: http://smosh.tumblr.com/
Pinterest: Same thing here.
Google+: (https://plus.google.com/107658787431067089650). Ditto.
LinkedIn: It could work if done within activist/deaf circles.
Reddit: Post in Reddit /r/deaf, /r/transcript, and /r/captionrequest subreddits.
Email: Smosh has two email addresses that would work for this: email@example.com (for technical problems. lack of captioning certainly qualifies!) and firstname.lastname@example.org.