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YouTubers view counting video surpasses 25 million mark

Published: 20/Nov/2020 16:42

by Marco Rizzo

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Very few educational Youtube channels can consistently create viral content like bloggers or gamers on the platform, but Tom Scott is the exception.

Tom Scott is a famous British Youtuber, active on the platform since 2006 he has focused on the production of great quality educational videos over the years.

Usually picking a relatively amusing topic in History or an obscure concept in Linguistics or Science, he travels to a relevant location and explains the topic with the help of experts in a way that is accessible to the majority of people.

Otherwise, you might also remember him as a candidate in the 2010 British General Election as he ran for a Parliament seat in London with the alias of ‘Mad Cap’n Tom’.

Mad Captain Tom Scott
Youtube: Tom Scott
Mad Cap’n Tom earned 84 votes in 2010

Earlier this year he appeared in front of the White Cliffs of Dover and presented a simple bot programmed to constantly update the title of the video with the current number of views it held.

The video has recently crashed the 25 Million view mark.

In the Video Titled “This Video Has x Views,” Tom explains the change that the internet experienced after social media websites allowed users to interact with their systems through APIs and how quickly that changed after the users started misusing this new tool.

The code that Tom wrote is one example of the ways bots can be used for positive means, in contrast to the harassment they can cause especially in the modern age, and the effect of social media on public opinion.

And while in the video he says his code will eventually fail, it still works perfectly.

The video then moves into a discussion about entropy and the eventual end of everything around us.

It took a little over seven months for Tom Scott’s video to hit the 25 million mark, quickly becoming the second most viewed video on his channel. Unfortunately, it will take 15 million more to match his most-viewed production, eating garlic bread from space.

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Dave Chappelle finally tells Joe Rogan when he’ll do a full podcast

Published: 26/Nov/2020 20:34

by Theo Salaun

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The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoyed a relatively brief appearance by Dave Chappelle on an episode with Donnell Rawlings. And, to the joy of Rogan and Chappelle’s fans, the two set a tentative date for a full show together.

Rogan’s audience is gigantic and, as such, the names on his guest list frequently are as well. But, despite murmings of interest, Chappelle has long eluded one of the podcaster’s extensive interviews. That may soon change, as the iconic comedian confirmed that this new JRE setup in Austin suits his fancies and merits a full appearance.

A little over two hours into Rogan’s episode, No. 1,567, with Rawlings, headsets plopped off, seats got shifted, and both host and guest stood up to make way for a surprise appearance by Chappelle. Rawlings was glad to reunite with his friend from the Chappelle Show and Rogan seemed excited to finally get the comedian on the mic.

All it took was a new bunker studio in Austin, a lit joint, and a cup of coffee before the three were back to talking topics and, without much prying, Chappelle offered to come back on the show for a full episode. The tentative date for that episode? Soon after the presidential inauguration.

For mobile users, the segment begins at 2:30:20.

While spending about an hour chatting would sound like a full podcast to most people, that’s far from what Rogan’s fans have come to expect from his show. So, while Chappelle’s stint on the episode was substantial, he was acutely aware that a more thorough appearance was deserved.

After dapping up Rogan and Rawlings, Chappelle took his seat, got situated with some grass and caffeine, and eventually began discussing how much he enjoys Austin, Texas, along with the new studio.

Joe Rogan interviewing Conor mcgregor
UFC, YouTube
From the ring to the studio, Rogan’s repertoire of interesting interviewees is boundless.

“I like this setup a lot, man. It feels homey. You actually just tricked me into doing a podcast. I’m going to come and do it for real, for real. As a matter of fact, I should come after the inauguration.” 

Rogan, who has mentioned wanting Chappelle on the show numerous times, including in December 2019, was fully on board with the scheduling opportunity: “Let’s do it. That sounds great.”