Is the YouTube hype over? A lot of people that live off of YouTube are complaining about declining revenue and views
and are begging on patreon now/stream on twitch too. It seems people are just not font anymore of ads and the reason are supscription based ad free streaming services.
A few years back eberybody said it will kill Television but it didn't, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video are.
And now they even try to do something similar with YouTube Red.
Is it over? How much longer do Dougé, the AVGN and RLM have left before they can't live off of low quality internet videos anymore?
>It now favors those who can actually make content
Youtube is declining, but there's something you don't seem to realize about Youtube. Those popular channels like Channel Awesome, Red Letter Media, Cinemassacre, Watch Mojo, Screw Attack, Cinema Sins, etc. only make up a small fraction of Youtube's content. There are thousands upon thousands of shows and channels on Youtube that you've never even heard of, and the reason you've never heard of them is because they literally aren't worth following at all.
Youtube isn't like cable television where if your preferred shows aren't on then you can always browse around and find something else. At first glance, it seems like it should be, but all the random content that doesn't fall under those few popular channels is literally complete dog shit. Absolutely no production value. Absolutely no artistic merit. Absolutely nothing worth watching. It's like public access television, but much much worse.
In the end, Youtube itself probably won't die, but all the random vloggers that nobody cares about will die out to the point where you only have the following content:
>The few popular channels like Channel Awesome, RLM, etc.
>Streaming music with a static image as it's "video"
>Let's Plays/Video game walkthroughs
Essentially, I'm elaborating on the point >>64470738 made. Youtube is not dying. It's gradually trimming off it's own fat.
That won't save YouTube either, Netflix is showing tits too.
Really? Because it seems the biggest earners that don't have some label behind them are still vloggers and let's players.
I think maybe only 1 or 2 of the indipendent video producers on this list could produce content that would let them survuve on some subsription based service.
That is true because traditional ads don't work as well anymore and people use adblockers shilling get's worse and worse. South Park hit it on the head again.
At least they have to mark it as ads now.
I'm guessing you don't know what multi-channel networks are. All of the top earners on youtube don't actually own their channels. They are owned by groups like Fullscreen and Revision 3.
Not true at all.
The channels with only a few k subsribers make a few dollars the people behind them don't live off of YouTube so it's a hobby.
The ones that are complaining are the channel owners you mentioned minus Watch Mojo and maybe Cinema Sins. People at the 250k-3million subsriber range that live off of YouTube and make less and less money. It's the middle that is dying not the top or bottom.
Also there are very well channels with a small following but decent production value especially non English channels that do it as a hobby.
Yes I know they have networks behind them I just wanted to exclude stuff like Justin Biever and Katy Perry and didn't know how to express that properly.
The best YouTube channels are those belonging to people that don't use it as a way to make money, but just post autistic comment for other autists interested in the same thing.
They'll never go away, because they're not there to make money. Most of them get like 3000 views max per video. And god bless them.
YT hype will never be over as long as this canadian jew goddess is around.
Just how long can you watch someone sat in their bedroom in front of a webcam talking or playing video games before it gets boring? I've seen guys who get a few hundred views per yt video yet earn $2k+ a month on Patreon. I think some might survive just acting as surrogate friends through their streaming and live off a small hardcore fanbase giving donations and Patreon bucks.
they're complaining because they aren't making as much money and they are begging with patreon and doing livestreams because it's another source of revenue and they aren't content with their lifestyle
I'm sure they could do fine with just youtube but it's always more more more
>The "community" is awful: the creators are cancerous sycophants and rabble-rousers
Sounds like a good fit then?
>Obtrusive advertising interruptions are one of the reasons people moved away from traditional television.
This I agree with 100%. Probably why blip died too. How do they not realize people are sick of that shit?
RLM does. Dougé is reluctant probably because the whole Channel Awesome thing?
He said after he ended it with ScrewAttack the AVGN belongs to Cinemassacre now.
Mike also asked people to deactivate adblockers so I guess they are independent.
Yeah the middle mostly is.
This. Even the 360p 10:59min times were better than what we have now.
They are also fearing it will go even more downhill from here on out.
Man this patreon shit is baffling to me. I know we are going more and more from selling products to selling services but man that shit is over the line.
"I wasn't on YouTube until 2007"
Pre-google era was fucking awful. Goth vbloggers with smosh/RWJ copycats left and right. Fuck off
Nah have an account since feb 2006.
That is why you avoid the frontpage.
2006-2008 YouTube was chill as fuck. People made videos because they liked it not to earn money.
And the communities were a lot better too.
Most of them already do. That is why YouTube started their streaming service.
Seems like lets players make more money than ever because they are now actually paid by marketing firms and developers to play their games. Most of them have a patreon account because why the fuck not? If you could make 2-5k$ a month basically from a tip jar, without doing any extra work, why wouldn't you?
Are you implying people just don't upload videos anymore just for fun and not a way to make money? Some of my favorite channels on YouTube only have about 2k subscribers with 3k views and under there's more videos on YouTube besides let's plays and autist with webcams spatting out opinions
The big ones get paid and free copies, medium ones get free copies and the small ones buy and make videos about the game because they want to be popular too. Pretty good business model for marketing. I still don't get why you would want to watch somebody else play a game instead of playing yourself. Especially if it's a new game.
>People made videos because they liked it not to earn money.
>And the communities were a lot better too.
Yes there are and those are the only thing worth a damn anymore pretty much.
But they don't make Google any money and that is all it's about.
That shouldn't be a thing.
> I still don't get why you would want to watch somebody else play a game instead of playing yourself
They don't. They watch them play games they wouldn't have played. Are you Jimmy Kimmel? I mean, I don't watch lets players myself, but the concept why people watch them really isn't very difficult to understand.
And many mayn of the comunities that have been good got big and went to shit.
Why would I want to watch somebody play a game I have no interest in?
And don't even start with the I can't affort it argument. Pirating is easy as shit.
Or wait and buy it from cheap a few months later without being spoilered.
>mfw i've had a youtube channel since 2007
>ive made 55cents since then
>i just post movie alternate scenes and deleted soundtracks to jurassic park and other movies i find interesting
>none of my vids get over 5000 views
this is the future i've chosen for myself
>9 years and just 100 subscribers
the only reason i have so many hits is because i was one of the first to upload a Spyro soundtrack back in the day.
>24 subscribers • 354.781 views
And only because I uploaded a Girl Next Door trailer and a rap video overlayed with the music of Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears.
my first accoung from 2006 has 0 subsribers.
>The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.
>what is the streisant effect?
basically if you try to hide something on the internet, you will fail and everyone will talk about the very thing you are trying to hide much more than they would have otherwise
case in point: thread is going along fine, mostly on topic discussion
janitor comes in and deletes all lia images
now everyone is talking about hot pockets and lia
You have the obese fedora who thought he could make money talking about games, movies and feminism and the professional (even if he doesn't look like) guy with a script created by a group of writers and supported by a conglomerate.
It's the same with music. Who is making millions every year, Taylor Swift or that guy who used to play guitar in high school?
BTW, can you anyone repost a link of OP's webm?
I stopped adding stuff on 2012, most of these are thanks to a
Grimessong. I wonder if I can make something useful out of my account one day.
my claim to fame was being the first to upload a powerthirst rip-off commercial from texas. back before memes and internet "culture" was a thing
Well yeah at a certain point they all have a network behind them.
And at a certain point it just all looks the same. How many more make up videos do there need to be?
How many more let's plays of Skyrim, Dota and Mine Craft?
How many more videos full of jump cuts about a popular topic you have no idea about can those vloggers produce?
I think saturation is also a big part of why views are going down.
Also interesting aspect.
> Since December, views on YouTube have dropped 28%, and March views are only slightly above what they were a year ago, startling for a site accustomed to breakneck growth.
>It's an intended consequence of the Google-owned site's shift from a video search engine filled with snack-size content to a full-fledged, couch-potato-optimized entertainment destination. At YouTube, the "view" is out and "engagement" is in.
>After investing $100 million to create content channels, YouTube's focus has shifted from directing viewers to videos of skateboarding dogs to enticing them into longer, more engaging videos—the kind that are, not incidentally, more appealing to advertisers.
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I just wish social media wasn't a thing at all and they would go away, twitch, steam, twitter, instagram, facebook, Youtube, Netflix, etc. They offer absolutely nothing to society or culture at all.
But those are the times we live in. Subscription is the way to go ownership is passe so can't resell anything and everybody become a customer. That way you can also kill the middle man.
It is already common from cars to television and this business model will grow.
Prepare to not actually own your furniture ect.