Famous content creator Nas Daily, or Nuseir Yassin in real life, invited American-Filipino content creator Wil Dasovich in a Nas Talks podcast on Friday, July 17. This was Nas’ second episode and was titled, Philippines: The Country of Social Media. And while exchanging thoughts on how much the Philippines is a heavy consumer of online content, a friendly, healthy debate ensues between the two.
During the conversation, Nas brought up the recent shutdown of the country’s largest broadcasting network – ABS-CBN. Admitting that he does not know what happened or why it happened, Nas asked Wil, “But essentially, the CNN of the Philippines was literally canceled... Now where do you go for information?"
Wil answered that Filipinos turn to online content for information. As the conversation went on, he later added, “I’m just trying to stay more away from politics. I kind of have a golden rule, it's I try to limit and not talk about politics because you're always going to upset a huge group of people."
Nas then "stopped" Wil and reminded him that he already talked about politics when they partnered together for a Taiwan project where they talked about the Asian country’s response to coronavirus. “That's not divisive politics, that's good news. But that is still news, which you have done,” Nas said.
Furthermore, the Israeli video blogger said that news does not have to be a bad thing. "Just to clarify, when I talk about news I don't say the bad things. I mean like, I learn something about the world from you. If you want to make it positive, then it's positive. If you want to make it negative, then it's negative. But you are a news channel whether you like it or not," he told Wil.
“Okay, this is my take,” replied Wil. “I am very mindful and aware how things affect me and my emotions. And I noticed that the more I watch the news or follow the news, it makes me more sad. And I want to do everything I can to be happy because simply put, when I’m happy, I’m able to transfer that energy to everyone who watches me and make them happy. The easiest way to make the people around you happy is to be happy yourself. So I limit the news as much as possible. And yes, I may talk about the news every now and again when you need to, but for me, in creating content, I really try to keep it light because at the end of the day, I believe that people will come to watch my videos because they want to rest and relax and be stress-free for 10 minutes,” he said.
“You know what I think, Wil?” Nas said, encouraging a healthy debate. “I vehemently disagree with you and I’ll tell you why. It’s because nothing major has happened yet. When something major happens in your country, you will be forced to talk about it. If the Philippines right now declares war on China and China declares war on the Philippines, you’re not gonna go on make a vlog saying, ‘hey guys, let’s play video games.’ I don’t see it. Impossible. So you’re essentially, sorry to break it to you, but you’re a dormant news channel. You’re like an inactive news channel right now. But I’m willing to bet 10,000 dollars right now that if, God forbid, some major event happens like a tsunami or a war or an earthquake, whatever, you are gonna become a news channel. I’m a news channel for good, right? But nonetheless, to tell the news.”
“100%,” agreed Wil. “We’ll cross that bridge when it comes,” he added.
Nas Daily is famous for his informative one-minute videos featuring different places around the world. Wil Dasovich is also a vlogger who likes to feature his everyday adventures and travels.