Is YouTube becoming more corporate? PewDiePie predicts the future of the platform - Dexerto
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Is YouTube becoming more corporate? PewDiePie predicts the future of the platform

Published: 9/Nov/2018 21:43 Updated: 9/Nov/2018 21:48

by Virginia Glaze

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The current king of YouTube, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, is in a race against Bollywood label T-Series for the most subscribers on the platform – but this race could be the beginning of what Pewds calls a ‘depressing’ new trend.

PewDiePie remarked that YouTube could be heading in a more corporate direction during a reaction video that he posted on November 9, taking note of many YouTube channels with increasingly corporate ties or hired actors.

“Logically speaking, it’s going to become more and more corporate,” he stated of the matter. “There’s just so many giant companies trying to keep up with YouTube, and if they want to stay in business, they’re obligated to do something.”

He also made mention of previous trends on the website, claiming that early YouTube saw major corporate channels before creators stepped in to take over.

“When I started off, there were… more companies big on YouTube, but creators kind of took over,” he continued. “I wonder if the same sort of trend will apply to India now.”

Other YouTubers in the ‘YouTubers React’ video that PewDiePie used in his segment stated that more and more of YouTube’s trending videos are being published by major companies, such as Netflix or late night shows. Even some of the top channels on the platform are run by representatives of pop stars like Justin Bieber, who currently sits at third place in the runnings.

The YouTubers also called for a separation of categories between independent creators and bigger corporations, to which PewDiePie heartily agreed.

However, even if T-Series manages to surpass PewDiePie, he will still remain the platform’s largest, single creator – a spot that he is successfully holding against his Bollywood nemesis thus far.

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TSM Hamlinz finally breaks Twitter silence after four-months away

Published: 26/Oct/2020 3:43 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 3:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Hamlinz has been missing in action for quite some time, but the beloved Fortnite streamer has finally broken his silence on Twitter on Oct. 25, and let the world know he is back and feeling good.

Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once a pillar in the streaming world. He shot to fame while streaming Fortnite during its peak, and his popularity rose even more after he joined Team Solo Mid.

However, the beloved streamer has been on the down-low for several months now; in fact, he has been silent on social media for most of the year. 

Hamlinz tweeted every now and then between January and March, and even streamed a couple of times. But he was far less active than he used to be, and hadn’t posted at all since July.

Many speculated he might have been on another hiatus. The first one happened when he needed some time off to deal with a nasty cyst. The second one happened not long after when he needed some time to deal with personal issues.

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Hamlinz was once one of the most popular streamers alongside Shroud and Ninja.

Hamlinz is back and feeling like his old self again

Thankfully, he bounced back on both those occasions, and it seems like he’s bounced back once again. The full extent of what happened this time around remains unclear. However, the most important thing is that Hamlinz has finally broken his silence on social media.

“Feeling like my old self again,” he wrote. It’s a little more than one hour old, but the tweet has already amassed 50,000 likes, 6,5000 retweets, and 6,000 comments.

The hype is real, and for a good reason. Hamlinz is one of the most entertaining, likable, and talented streamers in the world. Plus, it’s always nice to see people recover from whatever issues they’re facing and get back on their own two feet.

The comments are filled with people happy to see him back. “Finally something good in 2020,” wrote one fan. “Hamlinz is BACK BABY,” wrote another.

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Hamlinz and Daequan are best friends and housemates.

Sadly, Hamlinz has remained tight-lipped on whether he will stream again anytime soon. However, considering he is feeling like his old self again, it could mean that a stream might not be too far away.

Either way, there’s no doubt that it will be a momentous occasion. If the excitement in the comments is anything to go by, the floodgates will open and his fans, followers, and viewers will come pouring in.

Hamlinz has more than five million followers across Twitch, Twitter, and Youtube. It seems all the time off hasn’t dampened his popularity in the slightest.