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PewDiePie Has a Theory About Why Logan Paul Quit Daily Vlogging

Published: 3/May/2018 12:01 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 13:08

by Mike Kent

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The world’s most subscribed YouTuber, PewDiePie, has a theory about why Logan Paul announced he’ll be no longer making daily vlogs.

Swedish born but living in the England, PewDiePie has developed his channel’s content over the years from playing game walkthroughs to reactionary commentary on the on-goings of the internet.

Amassing over 62 million subscribers on YouTube, he has almost double the following of any other channel, with Justin Bieber’s Vevo channel following behind with 34 million.

Despite making his entire fortune on YouTube, he’s a huge critic of the platform and continually hits out at their bad practices, especially when it comes to ad revenue and dealing with feedback they receive.

During a news roundup published on Wednesday May 3rd, PewDiePie discussed the decision by Logan Paul to stop daily vlogging.

Logan Paul is a controversial figure in the YouTube world and hit headlines in January 2018 after filming and uploading footage containing the body of a man who had committed suicide in a Japanese forest.

With over 17 million subscribers he had his own huge fanbase, but he announced at the start of May that he’d be taking a step back from daily vlogging to focus on other projects.

He gave a fairly convoluted explanation about why he was doing it, but PewDiePie hasn’t bought the line, and gave his own response to the situation which amounts to reduced revenue on YouTube.

“Wait a minute, are you telling me someone that is making less ad revenue than ever, and probably selling less merch than ever, decided to go on another path of earning revenue? I don’t understand it, I don’t understand it at all.”

He continued to explain his own ad revenue problem, once again hitting out at YouTube.

“Honestly, legit, I am making more on selling these hats this month than I’m making on ad revenue, despite uploading daily content. Do you understand how bad ad revenue is? I might as well not call myself a YouTuber, I’m a hat merch, I’m a hat salesman at this point. That is my profession.

I really want to thank YouTube for having such a great way of monetizing on their platform. It’s wonderful. I am so thankful.”

You can view the clip below at the 5 minute 30 second mark, in a video where he also discusses other internet topics from the week.

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Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton

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Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”