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PewDiePie’s fiance Marzia quits YouTube after seven years

Published: 24/Oct/2018 19:59 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 20:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Marzia Bisognin, fiance to YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, announced on October 22nd that she is leaving the platform after seven years of content creation.

She broke the news in a video simply titled, ‘Goodbye YouTube,’ where she admitted that she felt like ‘a fraud,’ and is now seeking her own path in life.

“It’s about needing to find my path, because for a long time I felt like I was following someone else’s,” she said, in reference to her connection to PewDiePie. “I think it’s about time that I give myself a chance with something else.”

In addition, Marzia deleted nearly all of her videos on her channel, save for six vlogs – including her most recent announcement.

The video came as a shock to her wide fanbase, which currently sits at over seven million subscribers on YouTube alone. She had been chronicling her wedding plans with Felix on a fairly regular basis, marking the announcement an altogether unexpected development.

However, Marzia made sure to thank her fans for their continued support, and explained that she wasn’t ‘tired’ of creating content, but instead felt that YouTube had ‘taken over’ her life.

“You gave me the best years of my life,” she said.

Felix spoke out in support of Marzia in a Tweet, where he congratulated her on her decision. “So proud of Marzia for taking a big step today and following her heart,” he wrote over a link to her video.

While Marzia may be best known for her YouTube career, she is also a fashion designer and published novelist.

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TikTok is letting some users experiment with 3-minute long videos

Published: 3/Dec/2020 0:48 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 1:11

by Tanner Pierce

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Some TikTok users are reporting that they have been given the ability to upload three-minute long videos to the platform. Previously, users were able to upload videos with a 60-second maximum, meaning the new update will triple the length of time clips can be.

Currently, TikTok only allows for 60-second videos which, while that might not exactly be considered “short”, allows user to very quickly browse through them without much searching.

While previous rumor and speculation have indicated that fans are able to upload content outside of that 60-second restriction if they upload a video from their camera roll, many creators have had to live with minute-long videos for quite some time now. Fast forward to December 2020, and that might be changing soon.

Matt Navarra
Some TikTok content creators have been told that they are now allowed to upload 3-minute long videos.

As originally noticed by Social Media Commentator Matt Navarra and originally reported by The Verge, TikTok has started issuing notices to certain creators that they are now able to upload three-minute long videos to the platform, triple the previous amount of time.

Currently, it’s unknown how widely available the feature is. According to the notice, creators who have been given this feature are told they have gotten “early access”, so it’s possible and incredibly likely that only a very few, select amount of people have the ability to create three-minute long videos and that it’ll remain like that for a while.

Unfortunately, beyond this, there’s no other information available about the feature. There’s also no timetable as to when it will be available to all content creators or if it ever will become available to others. It also has yet to even be officially acknowledged by the company in any capacity, with no notice posted to their Twitter account or website, so it may come down to the fact that they want to see how it does before they even talk about it.

All in all, it’ll be interesting to see what happens with this feature in the future. Given the fact that 60-seconds is a relatively short amount of time, it makes sense to have longer videos on the platform. Still, it remains to be seen how the company will handle it in the future.