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Shane Dawson’s docuseries on Jake Paul is getting more viewers than major Netflix shows

Published: 4/Oct/2018 18:55 Updated: 4/Oct/2018 19:26

by Calum Patterson


The ongoing docuseries created by Shane Dawson focused on Jake Paul is smashing viewing records – and not just on YouTube, but in the mainstream too.

Shane Dawson is a YouTuber with over 17 million subscribers, and recently has done a number of documentary style videos focused on other creators.

His eight part series about Jake Paul is Dawson’s biggest undertaking yet, with each episode lasting over 40 minutes, and focusing on different facets of Jake Paul’s life and personality.

The professional editing style and length of each episode has drawn comparisons to professional TV documentaries – but the numbers show that Dawson’s videos are actually outperforming the biggest mainstream equivalents.

YouTuber, comedian and rapper Elijah Daniel, compared the numbers of Dawson’s Jake Paul series to that of Netflix’s ‘Making a Murderer.’

According to Daniel, Dawson is getting the same number of views per episode as the entire Making a Murderer series, and in less time too.

Daniel also compared it to the immensely popular ‘Stranger Things’ series, which had a budget of $8 million, and yet couldn’t accrue anywhere near the viewership figures of Dawson’s series.

To compare, the episode ‘The Family of Jake Paul’, has over 12 million views in only two days, a figure which Stranger Things almost never managed for an episode after a whole week.

It is not an entirely fair comparison however, as the shows Daniels mentions require service subscriptions to Netflix, which are costly, whereas watching Dawson’s YouTube series requires nothing more than an internet connection.

Regardless, the level of interest and general fanfare around Dawson’s series, proves that YouTube and other user created online is no longer playing catch up to huge budget productions of TV and Film.

Another YouTuber, Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem, also boasts about the viewing figures that his $20,000 budget Fortnite tournament would achieve, beating out a major production like AMC’s The Walking Dead.

The latest episode of Shane Dawson’s series, ‘The Enemies of Jake Paul’, has accrued over 9 million views in less than 24 hours.

With three episodes still remaining, the total view count will easily hit over 100 million. At the time of writing, the series has over 72 million total views, after only five episodes.


Fans rally as Sykkuno, Dream, and more are snubbed by Twitter Verified

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:44

by Georgina Smith


On December 2, Twitter rolled out a huge mass verification, where many accounts of top gamers, streaming personalities and more were finally verified after a rather long wait. But some fans were left frustrated when Twitter seemed to gloss over popular creators like Sykkuno, Dream, and CallMeCarson.

Verification on Twitter is often regarded as a huge achievement for rising creators. That little blue tick is generally a marker that someone is making it big, leading to frequent campaigns led by fans for their favorite creators to be granted verified status.

Twitter decided to grant several wishes all at once on December 2 when they verified a huge number of accounts in one go. One such account was that of Corpse Husband, a YouTuber who has been on the platform for a few years, but experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity this year following the Among Us hype.

Corpse husband in interview
AnthonyPadilla, YouTube
Corpse Husband is a wildly popular YouTuber who skyrocketed to fame for his Among Us content, although he also narrates True Horror stories and creates music.

But not everyone was celebrating, as among the chaos of fans and creators rejoicing at their new-found verification, some big names were left behind.

Popular streamer Sykkuno trended on the site with the hashtag ‘VerifySykkuno’ as fans vented their frustration about the snub. “Do it, he deserves it,” one fan wrote.

Screenshot showing VerifySykkuno trending on Twitter

Fellow streamer Valkyrae tweeted a message in support of the internet campaign, which Sykkuno even retweeted from his account.

Other popular creators that found themselves snubbed by the Twitter Verified account included Minecraft YouTuber Dream, and comedy YouTuber CallMeCarson, who each tweeted their own tongue-in-cheek messages calling out Twitter.

Amid the disarray, instead of verifying YouTuber Karl Jacobs’ account, they accidentally verified the wrong Karl Jacobs with just 200 followers, leading to an onslaught of replies from fellow creators finding the bizarre situation hilarious, including Mr Beast.

While this was one of the biggest verification sprees recently, there is no doubt that another one will be right around the corner.

Fans of the huge creators who were snubbed this time around may be in for a slightly longer wait, but with creators like Corpse Husband getting that coveted blue tick, people are getting their hopes up for the next line of verified creators.