YouTube is what it celebrates @youtube @google @LoganPaul @SusanWojcicki
Here’s something. We were told, not only by former (and sometimes current!) Google/YouTube employees, on numerous occasions, and by professional “YouTubers” – STEM/STEAM videos with a woman teaching electronics is not “algorithm friendly”. It was suggested we could change our content, put thumbnails with of a women in swimsuits or something, or just keep doing what we’re doing and be ignored by the algorithm. We decided to stick to our values and chug along getting to about 264,096 subscribers as of 1/2/2018 and 45,276,804 views.
The Logan Paul “dead body” video was viewed 6.3 million views within 24 hours, about 600,000 likes. In the video, Paul Logan says this was the ““top-five craziest things I’ve ever experienced in my life.” … as he “He pulls a bottle of sake from his backpack and takes a drink, “I’m already getting flagged for demonetization, bro, f*ck it.” (And if this Paul Logan duder, sounds familiar, was recently in the news, LAST WEEK, with his smash hit “riding your girl with no handlebars.” (29m views))
When YouTube/Google has visited us at Adafruit (suggesting we advertise and use the NYC CREATOR STUDIO – not our factory) we’ve been left with presentations that have, you guessed it, PewDiePie! (see image above – slide 13 from the YouTube presentation).
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