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PewDiePie lashes out at YouTube after his YouTube Rewind video gets major views

Published: 30/Dec/2018 22:05 Updated: 30/Dec/2018 22:07

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg is taking shots at the video platform, after his remake of YouTube Rewind 2018 failed to make the trending page – regardless of its massive view count.

PewDiePie addressed the issue in an episode of ‘LWIAY’ on December 30, where he reacted to a fan’s Tweet asking YouTube why his Rewind rendition wasn’t trending.

“So, I don’t know why, but I go on the trending page and Ninja is at number one with seven million views in a day,” the fan explained. “But I can’t find PewDiePie, who got like nine million views in 11 hours.”

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PewDiePie agreed with the fan’s concerns, befuddled as to why his video wasn’t trending despite its high view count.

“Why is the video not on trending?” he asked. “It’s my most successful video that I think I’ve done, at least this year.”

Pewds went on to criticize YouTube’s trending algorithm, speculating that rather than using views as a metric for popularity, the platform takes note of how many “outside viewers” a video receives, instead.

“This is such a massive video, and I had other videos trending for way less,” he continued. “I’m genuinely concerned that they actually decided to not put it on trending because it makes YouTube look bad.”

While PewDiePie’s theory has not been confirmed, it wouldn’t be the first time the YouTuber has had his projects suppressed; the second season of Pewds’ YouTube Originals show, ‘Scare PewDiePie,’ was shelved following an anti-Semitic joke he made in an alleged attempt to test the limits of freelance service Fiverr in February 2017.

PewDiePie’s YouTube Rewind video currently has over 25 million views as of December 30, and reportedly gained around 10 million views in 12 hours after being uploaded.

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Myth justifies surprising decision to unfollow everyone on social media

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:58

by Brad Norton

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Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is taking a new approach on social media, as the popular TSM content creator has revealed why he felt it was time to “experiment” by unfollowing everyone on all of his accounts.

Myth is one of the most popular content creators on the internet. The 21-year-old boasts over seven million followers on both Twitch and Instagram, with another four million subscribers on YouTube as well. He’s grown a massive community with his energetic vibes and impressive gameplay, but Myth just made a drastic change.

Across all social media accounts, the content creator has now wiped the slate clean. He no longer follows any streamer pals, no business contacts, or anyone in between. Myth follows a grand total of zero accounts across all of his platforms.

Why make such a sudden change? Myth explained it all in a series of tweets on December 2. In a difficult year as it is, he felt it was the right time to “experiment with having zero people followed across [his] social media sites.”

One of the main factors behind this decision was to stop himself from “comparing” to others. It can be easy to see idyllic Instagram posts, for instance, and feel a little down in the dumps by comparison. Everyone can empathize with that experience these days. So in order to block it out, his social media is now wiped clean.

The current global crisis certainly didn’t help either. “I’ve had some of the loneliest moments of my life,” he explained. “Social media doesn’t make that feeling any better, at least with the way I currently use it. It just ends up making me feel like other people got it better”

Obviously, most social media personalities are often sharing the highlights in their lives. Rarely do we see our favorite content creators truly breaking down that barrier and sharing everything. Most of the time, we only see what they want us to see. Myth is well aware of this and understands “that’s not the full reality of things.”

Despite this, it’s still a “really draining mindset to have,” he explained. “I wanna eradicate it.” In light of his transparency, countless others reached out to commend his decision. 

“You’re an amazing streamer,” Dakotaz followed up. “Do whatever you gotta do.”

While Myth has unfollowed everyone, he wanted to stress that he’ll still be active and interacting with his fanbase. “I can still see and appreciate comments and messages,” he added.

Don’t expect Myth to keep his accounts this clean forever though. It may be a solid reprieve during this chaotic year, but even he joked that in “six months [he’ll] definitely be back” to his usual ways.