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More than a decade later, how do original YouTube stars feel about
27 points by rbanffyhttps://arstechnica.com/features/2017/06/youtube-changed-my-life...
FussyZeus - 1 hours ago
Very little of YouTube feels genuine at all anymore. For as much as
I can't stand the middle schoolers vlogs, at least I know that's an
actual person with something to actually say. If you go to
YouTube's home page with no account, literally all you see is
promoted content, usually by a mix of record labels, TV stations,
some "company" that makes comedy sketches or whatever, and one of
those channels that does the "worlds blankiest blank" video
lists.There's very little regular people on there anymore, and
IMHO, that is their biggest problem. It's just become a slightly
different version of television, with all the big money, shallow
personalities, derivative content and problems that comparison
implies.Edit: self correcting, there are plenty of regular people
on there, they just never get seen organically.
ryandrake - 52 minutes ago
Isn't that pretty much what happened to eBay? Used to be a
community of people selling their old computer parts and Magic
The Gathering cards, and now it's devolved into Yet Another
Distribution Channel where faceless companies offer their lineup
maxxxxx - 36 minutes ago
Add Etsy to that list.
jameskegel - 1 hours ago
YouTuber here, it feels like the party is over. The viewership is
there but it seems like the list of things we can't do or speak
about is getting bigger and bigger. You literally cannot mention
war; your video will be demonetized.
FussyZeus - 1 hours ago
That's the other big problem IMHO, all of the content is being
compressed and converted to a very pro corporate consumerist
culture view. Don't talk negatively, don't use bad words, don't
ruffle any feathers, or you'll lose whatever pittance you're
getting.This is doubly weird because YouTube has always had (and
still has) one of the most atrociously toxic comments sections on
roceasta - 40 minutes ago
Yes: censorship and ads. Both inevitable I suppose, but irksome
in the extreme. For instance, it's getting harder to find
content by speakers I follow due to repackaging and re-
uploading of their older content for ad revenue by third
paulsutter - 17 minutes ago
Are you there to speak freely or are you there for the ad
revenue? They actually disallow very little.But if ad revenue is
what you want, be advertiser friendly. There's nothing
unreasonable about that.
narrator - 9 minutes ago
What about monetizing via Patreon? I watch a few channels that
do this such as S/V Delos.
sotojuan - 2 hours ago
I don't how how it affects "original" stars but the
"adpocalypse" + the move to "punish" infrequent uploaders are
sure to have interesting long-term effects.
https://redd.it/6cyuva YouTube algorithms like channels that
upload frequently and can generate a "community" around them
komali2 - 1 hours ago
Hmm. I want to lash out because I feel like this is a total
thread hijacking, but I am curious how some of these OG youtube
stars are reacting to these new developments.