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Longer videos could become the norm on YouTube in the near future

Published: 9/Nov/2018 0:36 Updated: 9/Nov/2018 0:39

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube’s algorithm is suggesting longer and more popular videos the more users watch, according to a study from the Pew Research Center.

In the study, researchers underwent what they called “random walks” through the platform, beginning with one randomized video from amongst 14,000 channels, which had more than 250,000 subscribers each.

Researchers would then choose from one of the videos recommended by YouTube in the original video’s sidebar, until they’d watched five videos in total using the same method.

Their study found that 64% of videos recommended to researchers had one million views or more, with only 5% having less than 50,000 views. Additionally, 28% of the videos recommended to researchers were suggested multiple times, with videos increasing in length over time.

The recommended videos increased from a starting time of nine minutes and 31 seconds to an ending record of 14 minutes and 50 seconds. The videos likewise increased in popularity, with beginning videos having around eight million views and ending videos hitting over 40 million views.

The study concluded that YouTube is recommending progressively longer and more popular videos to users the more they use the site’s algorithm.

This could raise concerns for smaller channels, who may not see as many views thanks to this trend. Larger channels have also feared that they could be affected, should they stop frequently uploading.

While major YouTubers have yet to react to this study, many have called out the platform for its plethora of issues in the past, including its ‘broken’ copyright system, long loading times, and more.


Nessa Barrett hits back at claims she was shading Mads Lewis

Published: 25/Oct/2020 2:17 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 2:55

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Nessa Barrett has been accused of throwing Mads Lewis some shade after hiding comments from fans on Twitter suggesting the two collaborate, but the TikTok star has hit back and claimed nothing was shady about it at all.

Nessa Barrett and Mads Lewis were inseparable once upon a time. The two of them were an unstoppable force, with millions of fans between them across Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.

Unfortunately, it seems like their friendship came to a bitter end after Nessa Barrett stopped following Mads Lewis on social media and deleted the many pictures she had of them posing together.

However, Mads is still following Nessa on Instagram and hasn’t taken down their pictures together, which had led to their fans and followers believing the bitterness is one-sided. Some have even speculated that their falling out might tie into the drama between Nessa and Chase Hudson.

Either way, it seems like something happened between them. Now, Nessa Barrett has been accused of adding more fuel to the fire after many claimed she shaded her ex-best friend once again.

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Nessa Barrett and Mads Lewis were the best of friends.

Did Nessa Barrett shade Mads Lewis on Twitter?

Nessa Barrett posted a harmless Tweet stating, “Feature ideas for a song or just curious.” However, many of her followers weren’t sure what she meant and chimed in with countless collaboration suggestions.

A portion of them rummaged through a list of replies she had hidden and discovered Mads Lewis was a common denominator. “Pleasure feature Avani or Mads or Josh,” wrote one fan. “MADS,” and “Madison Lewis,” wrote two others.


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Some of them found it a little odd and claimed it was another example of her throwing Mads Lewis some shade.

This prompted Nessa Barrett to respond, saying, “A lot of [people] didn’t know what I meant and were commenting song ideas to my tweet so I liked the first one that I saw was actually giving me feature ideas,” she said.

 “Nothing [about] this was supposed to be shady,” she added. “I just liked the first one that I saw.”


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Needless to say, the situation and her response sparked a bit of division on social media.

Some believe there is unquestionable truth in her words, and the whole situation has been blown way out of proportion.

Others claim it’s pretty clear Nessa Barrett wasn’t keen on seeing Mads Lewis name in the suggestions, so she filtered them out.

Either way, it seems like the falling out is still fresh, and they won’t be mending their friendship anytime soon. However, time heals all wounds, and many mutual fans would love to see them reunited once again down the track.