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YouTube Announces a Thumbnail ‘Experiment’ and Everyone’s Confused

Published: 28/Jun/2018 16:07 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 16:21

by DG Goldstein


YouTube has introduced a new experiment where a small percentage of viewers will see automatically-generated thumbnails, rather than the ones that some channels create for specific videos.

With YouTube growing at an exponential rate since it was first introduced in 2005, creators and members of the platform have expanded alongside it, which has allowed the video-hosting service to become an international giant.

Some users on the platform have been able to build incredibly lucrative careers by uploading videos and collecting advertiser revenue after establishing a large base of fans and supporters over time, leading YouTube to adjust its policies over time.

However, sometimes creators push back in regards to potential changes by the platform with the concern that adjustments may disrupt the ‘flow’ of being able to bring in viewers, advertisement revenue, and other aspects pertaining to their careers.

One of the most useful features for channels to bring in new viewers is that of ‘thumbnails,’ which provide a short insight on that a certain video is about and can be a huge factor in whether or not a user will click on a specific upload.

On June 27th, YouTube surprisingly announced that they are rolling out an ‘experiment’ where 0.3% of viewers will be seeing an automatically-generated thumbnail, rather than the custom one uploaded by a channel.

This method has been met with a collection of harsh criticism by certain users, with many questioning why such a policy would be put in place when certain creators pay other to design thumbnails for each video.

As of writing, it is unknown how long the thumbnail experiment will last for.


Dixie D’Amelio explains why ‘One Whole Day’ song is not a diss

Published: 5/Dec/2020 3:57 Updated: 5/Dec/2020 6:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Dixie D’Amelio’s fans think her latest song, ‘One Whole Day,’ is a diss track aimed at her ex-boyfriend, Griffin Johnson, but she claimed it isn’t and explained what it’s really about.

Dixie D’Amelio rocked the world with the release of her latest song, ‘One Whole Day.’ The lyrics tell how she had a falling out with a boyfriend but was only sad for one whole day and shed a single tear.

Her fans assume the song is about her break up with Griffin Johnson and think it’s her way of throwing him some shade. However, Dixie D’Amelio recently answered some questions about the song on YouTube, and she explained that it’s not a diss track.

Dixie D'Amelio Wiz Khalifa one day music video
YouTube: Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie D’Amelio collaborated with Wiz Khalifa to produce her latest song, ‘One Whole Day.’

“Being sad is not what the song is about,” she said, without mentioning Griffin Johnson’s name. “The song is basically about how I am only going to be sad for one day from a breakup.”

“When you are treated in a way where you’re not number one or a number one priority or shown true care and love and affection more than anyone else, there’s no point in being upset about it for more than one day,” she added.

It’s reasonable to assume this might have been an issue in Dixie D’Amelio’s relationship with Griffin Johnson. Either way, the point is, it’s more about the personal realization she had rather than the break-up itself.

Dixie D'Amelio and Griffin Johnson
Instagram: Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie D’Amelio and Griffin Johnson were together for a while, but things didn’t work out.

“The song does mean a lot to me because I’ve spent a lot of my life being upset about things for too long,” she said. “If a person… cannot treat me with respect… then I don’t want them in my life, and I will not be upset about it for more than one whole day.”

“That’s kind of my idea of the song. It’s not a diss in any way. It’s… showing self-love… to myself,” she added. “It’s important to love yourself. It’s important to know you’re worth, so that’s… what it’s all about.”

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‘One Whole Day’ might refer to some of the experiences and feelings Dixie D’Amelio had during her break-up with Griffin Johnson, but it’s not intended to be a diss track in any way, shape, or form.

The song’s meaning runs much deeper than that. It’s about feeling a sense of self-love and self-worth during a break-up, no matter how sad it can be in the short-term.