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Popular YouTubers criticize platform for new ‘stories’ feature

Published: 30/Nov/2018 23:36 Updated: 1/Dec/2018 7:09

by Virginia Glaze


Internet video platform YouTube has finally unrolled its own take on ‘stories,’ a feature begotten from social media app SnapChat, which was quickly copied by sites like Instagram and Facebook due to its popularity.

The feature, announced on November 29, had actually launched in late 2017 under a different name as “Reels.” Now, it seems the tool has undergone a serious makeover – and big-name YouTubers are already giving their two cents on the update.

News YouTuber Philip DeFranco expressed some doubt as to the tool’s longevity in a video on November 29, pointing out that users cannot reply to comments with another text-based comment, but must, instead, create a video reply.

Additionally, DeFranco noted that the feature’s staying-power ultimately depends on the community, at large – who appear to have largely mixed reactions to YouTube’s latest initiative.

YouTuber CrankGamePlays criticised the platform for rolling out the new feature rather than working on the site’s existing issues, such as “broken” sub boxes and its hotly-debated recommendation algorithm.

However, other YouTubers have noted that Stories will allow creators to largely increase their revenue, as they can be viewed by both subscribers and non-subscribers alike as a means to engage with their audience between uploads.

“Yooo, we can also get paid for stories,” popular YouTuber MrBeast wrote. “Lol youtubers about to acquire that bread if you know what I’m saying.”

Not all creators will get to take part in YouTube’s new feature, though; stories may currently only be used by YouTubers with over 10,000 subscribers, at present. 

Furthermore, YouTube’s stories will be available for a full seven days, as opposed to SnapChat and Instagram’s shorter time limit of 24 hours.


Jaden Hossler’s new song with Iann Dior fuels Mads Lewis breakup rumors

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:11

by Alice Hearing


TikToker Jaden Hossler has fuelled rumors of a break up with fellow creator Mads Lewis after he released his latest single this week.

Jaden is popular on TikTok with more than 8 million followers, and a former member of TikTok’s Sway House, but he left the collective in May, alongside Josh Richards, to dedicate more time to his music. Madison ‘Mads’ Lewis also has a big following, with 10.9 million followers and 5.6 million Instagram followers.

The pair first started dating in the second half of 2019 but broke up in February after rumors that Jaden had cheated. However, they have since reunited and began dating again in the summer. Now it looks as though the relationship could be over once again.

The song “Tonight” with Iann Dior, which Jaden released on October 21, features lyrics that fans speculate are about Mads. The chorus features the lyrics “We’re holding on to nothing, And we’re holding on too tight,” while the end of the song has an outro with someone on the phone saying “Jaden if you don’t pick up the phone right now, that’s not funny.”

One of the top comments on YouTube says “Is this about him and Mads holding on to nothing or what?”, while others are convinced that the outro sounds exactly like Mads.

There’s more evidence yet

Not only has Mads unfollowed Jaden on Instagram, but an unreleased song by Jaden that leaked in an Instagram Live appears to point to a rocky ending between the two.

In a clip of the Live from Jaden’s friend Cooper Noriega, the track seems to reference the dog “Juice” that Mads and Jaden adopted together and features the lyrics “I’m through, I’ve had enough of you, I’m giving up.”

Meanwhile, Mads has also been writing music and posted a clip of a song she had been working on to her story. The song’s lyrics are also emotional and point to an unfaithful boyfriend with the lyrics “I wanted to believe that you were still sleeping alone.”

Both have since posted cryptic tweets that may be addressing the situation. Jaden wrote “I’m sorry for being a baby, I’m just going through it right now,” pleaded with fans to “stop asking for me to unravel my life” and explained he would be taking a break from social media.

Mads tweeted, “I appreciate the love and support but I do not like seeing hate on people. Please do not post hateful things to anyone.”

There have been several allegations of Jaden cheating. Rumors surfaced in September when he was accused of cheating on his ex-girlfriend with Mads. While In July, Chase Hudson called out Hossler for not only “actively trying to hook up with Dixie [D’Amelio]”, but also for cheating on Mads an “endless amount of times […] for the past few months.”