For those who don’t know, I made a byte five days ago called, “Welcome to byte, friends”. The lyrics for the song, set to lose yourself by Eminem ofc, go: “I bet you think this is gonna be lose yourself you stupid idiot, nah this is about Byte: 16 second videos which is less than a minute so that part’s gonna suck. Are the features there yet? Noooo. Are the videos funny? Eh!”
I knew before posting this video it might be misconstrued as a serious post, but had hoped that I had made it obviously ironic (which I’ve since realized can be very hard to do right.) One thing I failed to take into consideration before posting it is that the Byte community is incredibly different than any other social media community. It is extremely close knit and feels much more personal than any other app.
In my head I was parodying TikTok’s pov on Byte with a touch of self deprecating humor, but I realize now that it may have come across as me genuinely ragging on Byte and it’s incredible community because of how close knit the community is. This was absolutely not my intention in making this video - I fucking love you guys and this app.
I’ve been on Byte since the second wave of beta and it is such a big part of my life. My friends and family have had to put up with me constantly talking about the app since day one. I admire and respect so many of the talented creators in this community and feel so lucky to be a part of it. At risk of sounding overdramatic, Byte changed my life. It’s what got me to start making content and the community supported and encouraged me every step of the way.
SO with that being said, I would like to revise the lyrics:
“I bet you think this is gonna be more poorly communicated comedy, nah this is about Byte: 16 second videos which is a great because the time constraint encourages more creativity. Are the features there yet? It’s a new app, they’re working on it give them time. Are the videos funny? Yes and I was a stupid idiot for jokingly saying they weren’t and I’m so sorry and everyone is so talented mom’s spaghetti.”
Alright, I’m done now. Sorry if this is an over the top post. I know it might seem like a small issue, but I never want anyone to think that I don’t value and cherish this app and the people on it. Keep being awesome you guys and if you have any questions or concerns about me or my content please please please let me know. I love you goobers <3