YOUTUBE REWIND 2018...
(WARNING: This contains strong opinions, these are NOT the opinions of UpBeat but the opinions of people on social media and Bex)
Throughout the 2 days rewind has been out there have been many reviews and opinions spread all over social media about this. There are some positive opinions but the opinions are mostly negative. This is due to people feeling that this year's rewind didn't represent YouTube's creators but rather YouTube as a company. People thought that YouTube was hiding the community's biggest moments in order please advertisers.
Most people would probably point straight away to Logan Paul’s controversy, a multi million-dollar boxing match between KSI and Logan Paul, and the never-ending battle between PewDiePie and T-Series. There were also multiple breakups between well-known YouTubers, the rise of Johnny Johnny Yes Papa as both a loved song and a downright meme, TikTok and Shane Dawson ruling YouTube by re-imagining what YouTubers could create. Yet, no of these were even referenced or even appeared in the video. Why?
Ignoring the moments that YouTube’s community cares about and pays attention to was a bad idea as it brought a lot of hate towards the video and YouTube as a whole. The like to dislike ratio has been the worst for any YouTube rewind that has occurred as can be seen in the image to the right,
this just shows the extent of dislike this year's YouTube rewind has received. what do you think about this? Personally, I feel that it shows how YouTube has declined through the years and how it no longer seems to care about the community and its creators.
Shane Dawson received a lot of attention when he tweeted: “How the fuck they gonna do a mukbang moment and not have Trisha Paytas,” Trisha was not included this year as like many others such as PewDiePie were penalised as YouTube thought that the content they produced was less than adequate for advertisers. This has annoyed many of viewers not only creators on YouTube and even though there were tons of creators in this year's rewind, whoever was behind it didn't listen to last years criticism and just rushed the rewind.
The like to dislike ratio can be seen below (accurate at the time of this article):
(Note: The like to dislike ratio image at the top of the article was from 2pm on 9th December, within less than 24 hours, the dislikes have increased by 1.1 million.)
Charlie - Media Manager