My Video Went Viral. Here's Why

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Mebibyte
Mebibyte - Saatler önce
Replace views with capitalism.
mdr48371
mdr48371 - Saatler önce
I would like more videos about snails
Natasha
Natasha - 2 saatler önce
exactly!! min 20 very true!! the road of hell was paved with good intentions! what we want is not always the best thing for us!
this is the problem with so much freedom it will end up in chaos and anarchy. But still YouTube is the best platform we have today. You can find so many different things here about anything...
Reed Kuzel
Reed Kuzel - 2 saatler önce
I think he thought that this would go viral to......
Vinicius Costa
Vinicius Costa - 2 saatler önce
I guess people should change. I have my subscribed channels and everyday look what was posted and those who I like most put in the watch later list. That way its not easy to be in this rabbit hole of YouTube
potterholic
potterholic - 2 saatler önce
Thanks for saying your channel name in this video because I've been pronouncing it like veritaserum from Harry Potter.
darkaster134
darkaster134 - 2 saatler önce
Clickbaits are bad if they are misleading and placed on low-quality content. Do the best to defend your work!
Akașșș
Akașșș - 2 saatler önce
Does no one know that the subscription feed exists still?
M3t41-B4N4N4
M3t41-B4N4N4 - 3 saatler önce
i never understood this subscriptions dont show videos from creator thing. Theres a subribribtion tab and i see all my subbed to youtubers on there the home page changed for sure but who the hell browses that
Elliott hutton
Elliott hutton - 4 saatler önce
But i scroll through my sub box every day until I've seen all the videos or decided not watch them. Yeah i'll watch new stuff from the homepage but i don't need YouTube to recommend me anything from people i'm already subscribed too. I click the bell for channels i want to watch straight away ahead of everything else, either as soon as it comes out or the first videos i watch when i turn my computer on.
Matcha
Matcha - 4 saatler önce
Alternate title: man humble brags for 20 mins
Marie Isabel Vermelho
Marie Isabel Vermelho - 4 saatler önce
As soon as I started noticing this disconnect effect, I just started bookmarking channels and checking if they have new content manually.
Bloxer Gaming
Bloxer Gaming - 5 saatler önce
the funniest thing is that that video is being recommended to me on this page at this moment
Essah
Essah - 5 saatler önce
regarding suggestions on improvement:
I don't know about you guys but I often have the same videos shown in my suggestions for days and days and days. Videos that I am not at all interested in. The Suggested list should be way more dynamic so that any video that was not clicked by the particular user after being displayed twice, is buried, allowing for other videos to get a shot.
finnepower
finnepower - 6 saatler önce
I want to be able to customize the ten recommended slots. I would make 2 slots be an anti-recommendation, would make things more interesting.
Languor
Languor - 6 saatler önce
I can't fully imagine the nightmare it is to not use the Subscriptions tab on Youtube.
This video gave me a glimpse and I pity all users who are not used to that.
Indeed I use the Recommended section, when I run through all my subscription videos. But to have only the wild jungle that is the Recommended section as platform seems like a nightmare.
Cory Cunningham
Cory Cunningham - 7 saatler önce
Wouldn't youtube want shorter videos so they can push another ad at the beginning of the video and make more money, In my watching of YouTube not many videos have ads in the middle somewhere so shorter means more ads
Jay -
Jay - - 8 saatler önce
I bookmark all my subscriptions and categorise them in folders, a bit OCD and bit of a reminder of who I watch and want to catch up on. (youtube please build this in)
AesirWolf
AesirWolf - 8 saatler önce
Am I the only one that thinks he looks a lot like Ben Affleck hahaha
Shell-Martijn
Shell-Martijn - 8 saatler önce
Thanks for this video!
I've learned a lot.
you tou
you tou - 9 saatler önce
I only watch my subscriptions feed, and I ukfing hate clickbaits
What about it!?
What about it!? - 9 saatler önce
Bell activated. Great video. I am just starting my Youtube Channel and didn't even knwo about the upcoming chanbe with CTR. Fun Fact: the video was not presented to me by youtube. I saw it on your twitter. ;) Have a great day and don't ever burn out. Your videos are great.
GeezR
GeezR - 9 saatler önce
Now that you made me aware of it, I can say that I seldom see new vids from subscriptions.
And the comparison to journalism is spot on, it's all about clicks and sensational headlines. It's sad that its come to this.
Realshi
Realshi - 11 saatler önce
And of course if I see this video I watched that one
Ahmad Hasan
Ahmad Hasan - 11 saatler önce
I'm Loving the Celestron Mount the background! had no clue Derek did astrophotography!
CJR ELECTRICAL
CJR ELECTRICAL - 11 saatler önce
Great video very interesting.
Nico Steiner
Nico Steiner - 12 saatler önce
This theory and the advices derived from it sound very similar to the discussions we had about the Google Search algorithm and how to attrackt clicks for your snippet in the SERPs. Because Search is leading in Google business, being always some few years ahead of other platforms like YouTube, you might want to have a look at the current state of SEO discussions to get a climpse of what the next changes for YouTube algorithm might be - when it comes particular to optimizing, manipulating and over-doing thumbnails and titles. This way you can become a YouTube expert - because the future platform changes become forseeable.
moon mission
moon mission - 12 saatler önce
Decent telescope in the back, check out the views I get with mine, they're better than you may think.
Omni nulla
Omni nulla - 12 saatler önce
Is the subscriptions tab not working for some people? Cuz mine seems to be working just fine. Why is the bell needed?
littleflower1826
littleflower1826 - 12 saatler önce
An ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT VIDEO, THANK YOU! I'm getting ready to launch my own channel, so I have watched this twice all ready and I will watch it a couple more times, THANK YOU, EXCELLENT!!!
Electric Maniac
Electric Maniac - 13 saatler önce
Now that picture at 7:36 reminds me of the situation, when some former boxer drew straight line through an observation and declared we are in an expanding universe. ;)
Khajiit Hadwares
Khajiit Hadwares - 13 saatler önce
double standard on banning from trending channels that may swear/innapropriate, but public media and music doing the same thing, aokey.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDqBeXJ8Zx8&t=375s
Cade C-Ops
Cade C-Ops - 13 saatler önce
low views = low quality, unless u are 5min crafts
Random Dude
Random Dude - 14 saatler önce
Welcome to the youtuber class. Please take a seat.
Daniel Carrera
Daniel Carrera - 14 saatler önce
FYI, my browser bookmark for YouTube points to youtube.com/feed/subscriptions so that I mostly bypass the YouTube algorithm and I only get the latest videos from the channels that I'm subscribed to. I find that I enjoy that experience a lot better because YouTube is really bad at guessing what I want to watch. If I watch one video about some random topic, YouTube will inundate its home page with videos on that topic at the expense of the things I am normally interested in. Click on a video about toasters .... YouTube decides that I just became a toaster collector. It's crazy.
itspeiyee here
itspeiyee here - 14 saatler önce
4:53 dramarama tati
S.
S. - 14 saatler önce
I am fairly oblivious to what happens behind the screen when it comes to Youtube content, but I think you should be careful with clickbait as an educational channel. I think the general audience for this type of content would scoff at clickbait and is less likely to click it to begin with, just for looking like clickbait. It may also harm your credibility depending on how deceiving your clickbait is.

Again, I am far from an expert on this subject and a quick look at statistics can probably instantly prove or disprove my argument. That's my specific response to clickbait though, I just don't know howmany people here are like me.
M_is playzing
M_is playzing - 14 saatler önce
Let me tell you the secret
*His Every video goes viral*
TOVITO
TOVITO - 14 saatler önce
*YOUTUBE WANTS TO KNOW YOUR LOCATION*
Nathan McLaughlin
Nathan McLaughlin - 15 saatler önce
lol it's literally the first video on the sidebar
AuraKnightStar
AuraKnightStar - 15 saatler önce
I have never "rang the bell" on any of the channels that I have subscribe to and I have never ran into the situation of not seeing new videos appearing in my subscription feed. Am I missing something?
Edit: I still don't understand click through ratio
JO. San
JO. San - 16 saatler önce
one of my favorites YouTubers
Jorge Jimenez
Jorge Jimenez - 16 saatler önce
"Oh brave new world, with such people in it!"
Saadain Waris
Saadain Waris - 17 saatler önce
Great video
George Michael Sherry
George Michael Sherry - 17 saatler önce
I am baffled by this video (which is probably a good thing). I must be using YouTube "wrong" (that is, not the way it's "meant" to be used). Subscriptions are 90% of what I watch. I've been watching for 10 years, and at some point during that time they introduced this bell thingey (before that I think I was always notified of subscribed-channel uploads) and the bells were all automatically activated, and anytime I subscribed to a new channel the bell automatically activated, so I wonder what all the issue about the durned bell is. It's true that (if I'm remembering right) when I entered YouTube my subscription page used to load and now I have to click on it, but that's a minor inconvenience. In 10 years I do not think I have EVER clicked something because it was "trending." But now about "recommended" -- that refers to the videos to the right of the screen or on the screen after a video is over, yes? Most of those are channels I already subscribe to. The others are usually closely related. Sometimes I click on those and find a channel I want to subscribe to; usually not. Sometimes I "surf" from one video to the next on a topic; sometimes I search for a certain topic but don't subscribe to any of the channels. Those videos are usually old; it may affect what videos I'm shown but it's too late to affect those channels metrics (if everything is based on the first few days after a video comes out). (Are you telling me every time I see a video listed to the right of the screen or on the screen after a video, if I DON'T click on it, that counts against it as a zero on the click rate??? They expect us to click on everything on every screen or it's a "failure" for the video displayed????) My point being, if I have one, where are these videos appearing that need clickbaity titles or enticing thumbnails? Why do people need to be attracted to them? How is everyone else using YouTube? I come to it PRIMARILY to see what my subscriptions have uploaded today, SECONDARILY to view videos on a given topic, and ZERO to see what's currently "hot." I seem to be using YouTube "wrong." Oh, and kudos for the oldest school old school presentation ever. This was from before overhead projectors were invented. That must have been a LOT of work. Well done. (And in case anyone wonders why I'm so late, I fell behind and am catching up -- which again shows, to me, the foolishness of fixating on immediate results. This stuff is up here forever.)
Luke Bosworth
Luke Bosworth - 18 saatler önce
Love this video keep it up!
ECHO李昶俊
ECHO李昶俊 - 18 saatler önce
Nice video
MVJESTY
MVJESTY - 19 saatler önce
you're the first channel i've ever clicked on the bell, great great video!
firas rouissi
firas rouissi - 19 saatler önce
go for it
Veritasium, you need to adapt to survive
Just Wyatt
Just Wyatt - 19 saatler önce
Also more people need to check the subscriptions tab
Olivia Boules
Olivia Boules - 19 saatler önce
I think youtubes whole site could be redesigned, something that allows youtubes audience to navigate within its space more freely, the algorithms can often make me feel trapped in content because I like to watch a variety of unrelated topics.
junkapassion
junkapassion - 20 saatler önce
Amazing video
River Otter
River Otter - 20 saatler önce
I’ve talked to a friend who I hadn’t seen in years, and discovered that YouTube has basically turned us into the same person with the same interests, by recommending the same videos to us
So even if we don’t see each other for months at a time, don’t talk to each other, don’t recommend videos that we enjoyed, the other has seen it anyway.
Topics that have nothing to do with each other, from Mario 64 speedruns to video essays on the importance of animated media to a man trying to swim in a pool of shade balls.
Whatever experiment that YouTube is running is working, and I believe they have figured out how to pack me into a little box to turn me into a mouse in a maze. It’s why every time I’m in a comment section of a video that suddenly got five million views in the last two days, even though it was released seven years ago, I see the same other little boxes saying “Why has YouTube recommended this today?”
It’s an uncomfortable place to be in, to know that you’ve been reduced to a bot that YouTube can send anywhere to promote a video that they’re sure aligns with your values.
That I’ll never see a video recommended to me of someone disagreeing with me. But I guess that’s my role in this giant machine.
Cha Miranda
Cha Miranda - 20 saatler önce
Veritasium. Numberphile. AsapScience.
All three I follow.
ME: GOOGLE HAS BEEN STALKING MEEEEE! 😱😰 *mystery solved*
Authentic Intent
Authentic Intent - 20 saatler önce
Could it be you push the globe earth? You have a telescope behind you implying outer space is real? You make senseless videos that do NOTHING to advance a person's consciousness?
Spearman
Spearman - 21 saatler önce
I got hooked yesterday and have been flying through all of these videos. Take my sub!
PastLight
PastLight - 21 saatler önce
Its the same like competing in a corporate environment for a better position, you can start like everyone else at the very bottom, learn every single detail about your job, but unless you can make an impression, show that you are responsible and knowledgeable, you won't get hired, while the guy who only talks BS and can't even spell his job title without making a spelling mistake, spends most of the days chatting and picking his nose, will be able to BS his way up the ladder.
adolfo rios
adolfo rios - 22 saatler önce
Even the title of this video is click bate
Mrplayers 321
Mrplayers 321 - 22 saatler önce
We should of trusted blue shirt kid....
The Happy Face
The Happy Face - 23 saatler önce
Youtube just should ask themselves: What do we want on our platform?. Form the algorithm through that. Also make a "new" tab.
Spring
Spring - 23 saatler önce
First of all, Excellent work on the presentation, I can only imagine the work behind it.

Secondly, in regard to clickbait maneuvers, I normally hate them and usually I have nothing to watch on youtube because of the terrible content presented to me most of the time. The thumbnail works kinda in reverse for me.

Thirdly, I think there could be some suggestions based on whatever god forsaken method YouTube thought of and some based of a more random and loose method likened ONLY to relevance rather then to statistics. I got this Idea from a rated R site and honestly they have a better algorithm to give you access to half related content but not something different altogether so that you would enjoy more time there and more content which is less viewd/new will float to the surface.
Crimson Khan
Crimson Khan - Gün önce
I felt worthless by watching this...which i should....after all ....i am just +1...that's it....cool^^.
Angelus
Angelus - Gün önce
Don't know why YouTuber complain about burnout like it doesn't happen with artist either.
Robert Davis
Robert Davis - Gün önce
This just reinforces my personal distaste for modern entertainment as a whole. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, they’re all mostly the same creature: an engine for making money via ads by appealing to the most basic, irrational human nature. By default we are pretty simple, and our sophisticated understanding of ourselves has allowed us to very easily exploit that simplicity to make people mindlessly happy. The real issue, in my mind, is that your average person just wants to “unwind” and tune out, which leads to the primal, lazy side of the brain getting first dibs on how to spend free time. And we’ve known for many decades that that primal brain wants sensationalism, novelty, and everything that “clickbait” represents. It was only a matter of time before it became easy enough to automate the process and widely distribute it, thereby allowing it to reach to the profound level it is at now.
A sad situation, but as Derek implies, an inevitable one. Thank you for your quality content and frank discussion. I’ll be tuning into to more of your videos as time permits.
Aland Muhamad
Aland Muhamad - Gün önce
Actually i came here because of the thubmnail
Casper G
Casper G - Gün önce
boobies
Jean-Mouloud Eristoff
Jean-Mouloud Eristoff - Gün önce
You really broke down how youtube works and explained it very well !
Thank you ! I'm happy I've watched it
SҠЭLЧ ҬЭИ
SҠЭLЧ ҬЭИ - Gün önce
Ok..who is mister beets?
SҠЭLЧ ҬЭИ
SҠЭLЧ ҬЭИ - Gün önce
I think Captn Disillusion needs more views..
SuperJarren
SuperJarren - Gün önce
Maybe I'm stupid, but as a viewer, the more clickbaity and/or sensational the title and thumbnail, the less I'll want to initially click on it, and I'll end up giving it less watch time. The more a youtuber does stuff like that, I respect them less, and I don't want to watch their videos as much. I've stopped watching multiple different channels because they kept using annoying titles and thumbnails. It just makes you look stupid. Imo, your title and thumbnail should accurately portray what the content is. That way the people who click through will genuinely want to watch it, and they're more likely to want to watch your backlog.

I get that the algorithm is a powerful force, but viewers don't give a crap about the algorithm. We care about genuinely good content, titles and thumbnails.
Mark D
Mark D - Gün önce
"Millions of black balls is going to be the thing that rises to the surface". I like the double entendre.
royakuma
royakuma - Gün önce
In my opinion, all top videos with max satisfaction are the ones a bit sad, and makes me think and rethink for a while. This is very personal to me. But I can feel this subtle but lingering sadness in this video, which makes me think again and again
AngelOfGaming
AngelOfGaming - Gün önce
I wish there were more varied ways of finding new videos on Youtube. Like a tab for channels with low levels of viewers where you can find new youtubers or some other similar tools.
Kamal Kumar
Kamal Kumar - Gün önce
What about VSauce video with no title and thumbnail
Amel B
Amel B - Gün önce
look at crazy russian hacker he has 11 mil subscribers an not even a 1 mill views by video
Sparksy Cat
Sparksy Cat - Gün önce
You really need to do a TED Talk
John Donaldson
John Donaldson - Gün önce
Click bait = here it comes....
Sparksy Cat
Sparksy Cat - Gün önce
I subbed because of that video
Mihaela Ciobanu
Mihaela Ciobanu - Gün önce
I always go to my subscriptions tab and I see all of your videos and the videos of the channels that I'm subscribed to. I never even look at the home page because the videos are not that relevant.
Reno Rahadiansyah
Reno Rahadiansyah - Gün önce
educational ? youtube is more kinda entertaintment platfrom, there's another platform like skillshare, patreon etc...
7inrain
7inrain - Gün önce
My consequence from that whole clickbaity thing: Not only subscribe to High Quality Youtubers like you but also enabling notification for new videos. Which I just did for your channel.
Jonathan Tinpo LIU
Jonathan Tinpo LIU - Gün önce
RIP, this video was demonetized.
Jonathan Tinpo LIU
Jonathan Tinpo LIU - Gün önce
Did this video just go viral?
kevin Bee
kevin Bee - Gün önce
I'm not only viewing videos because of youtube recommendations.
1. Sometimes I search for something with the search bar.
2. I get recommended videos in social media (twitter, reddit, facebook) or afk.
3. I bookmark channels in my browser and occasionally remember to check on them.
4. Sometimes videos are embedded in other websites.
These possibilities make titles and thumbnails less important.
I'm not going to click on a Let's Play if I look for a cooking tutorial, a certain song, or a sports event, regardless of how the thumbnail looks.
I'm not saying that the statistics are wrong though, if they show that clickbait matters. It just theoretically doesn't have to be that way.
I can imagine that someone who gets hooked on a channel by clickbait won't come back if the actual quality is bad, but he will if it is good. Maybe Patreon and similar systems can help to incentivize quality content.
Maybe the algorithm can be adjusted to give "likes" more weight. (Seems like they go in this direction with surveys.)
Maybe peoples behavior will adjust. I think people click less on ads than they used to 10 years ago and they click less on top 10 lists, because they have learned that they will be disappointed.

What about capitalism? Apparently someone makes enough money from me buying some products rather than others to finance Youtube. If people buy more products because of qualified *reviews*, maybe they will be satisfied with less and cheaper products, which would leave them with more money to directly spend on media(?).
kevin Bee
kevin Bee - Gün önce
Also: - Recommending only successful videos sounds bad, because newcomers have no chance. No variety. Everyone will be trained to think the same way. - Recommending unsuccessful videos sounds equally bad. This is not a paradox - it's a balancing problem. The solution is the concept of "serendipity". The optimal recommendation system has to include *some* amount of unsuccessful videos.
NordriOfUthgard
NordriOfUthgard - Gün önce
I'm having a really hard time imagining Mr. Beast being even somewhat serious and knowledgeable about anything. Kinda sad. The subject matter of this video is incredibly interesting though, even for a person only veeeery faintly interested in joining the game themselves (i.e. me). I got here by explicitly searching for the video after it has been discussed in at least 3 other videos I have watched recently.
The only useful thing I can add to the discussion is as follows:
ALL REGULAR YOUTUBE USERS imho should consider a service similar to "Video Deck for YouTube" (https://youtube.videodeck.net). You get to basically create your own feeds for specific content creators or themed groups of creators, that can be set to always show the most recent videos of the respective channels right at the top for you to check whenever you feel like it. You know how long the video is, which channel it's from, when it's been uploaded and it also displays title and thumbnail. Watched videos can be marked as such, you can put videos onto your "Watch Later" list straight from there and you can even do stuff with playlists on YouTube so you're always on top of a running series from a creator you're otherwise not too interested in as long as they're maintaining the playlist properly. It has barely had any hiccups in all the time I've been using it (4 years at least, I think) and makes sure you never miss anything, even when the bell thing freaks out again and doesn't notify people.
Wow, I realize this sounds like advertising now but I'm not affiliated with them at all. I've been using it for quite a number of years by now - it's an integral part of my daily online content consumption and I'm fairly certain I wouldn't still be on YouTube as much with all the changes that keep happening and users missing out on new videos from their favorite creators. It would surely rank among my top 5 most useful and most used sites of all time.
dansg08
dansg08 - Gün önce
This is a great breakdown and expansion of things I've talked about on the internet for years, I've long said that for certain content types paid subscription models and the much more filtered "bell icon" subscription is hugely helpful and the only real way to bypass this whole system. Creators don't feel the pressure to algo hunt or be sensationalist by not having to put "what will get views" ahead of "what do I want to make", and viewers get to curate their own viewing experience. Really appreciate the content, been watching for years, no downward trend in your Youtuber life cycle for me :)
LordPecka
LordPecka - Gün önce
Good news! Turns out, I also thought you are releasing videos only every few months. Turns out no - I actually watched all of let's say last 20, most of them soon after release - I apparently just enjoy them so much, it feels the gap between them is bigger :-)
haitham hammami
haitham hammami - Gün önce
Me: So explain it to me like a 5 year old
Derek: Hold my board
ANTonio51006
ANTonio51006 - Gün önce
Hi welcome to my PowerPo- wait what are you doing?
Michał Rutkiewicz
Michał Rutkiewicz - Gün önce
I didn't even knew that "ring the bell" option exist !
Philip Ribas
Philip Ribas - Gün önce
They should have an algorithm that determines a personal algorithm so there is no overarching algorithm. Another option may be a hybrid with a little randomness section.
Pham Son
Pham Son - Gün önce
Your Explanation of the YouTuber burnout phenomenon , the Youtube's Algorithm and CTR is really Insightful thank you!
Regarding the "CLICKBAITY TITLES AND THUMBNAILS" .
I would like to admit that I would NEVER have found your channel or stumble upon this Insightful Video without Youtube 's Recommendation and your Clickbaity Title :"Can You Swim in Shade Balls".😂
In Truth the Topic of that video was not of interest to me but what make me stay and dig deeper was the pure Joy of you and your friends and the dedication i felt in your video.
So I Think The Best things you can hope for are:
1: The Maturity of Your Audience and there patience.For Without a certain Maturity and patience People would never look for and stay for 23 minutes+ video talking about the reason why YOUR VIDEO WENT VIRAL(sound kinda narcissistic without knowing the actual content INSIDE) instead they would probably watch a 5-15 minutes video about Game ,Music,Sex,Celebrities, etc
2: Their Interest .I Think You can never make your videos to cater to the Interest of all your Audience because People have such a wide range of interest that you would never know when their Interest will shift( related to Maturity) Until then all i can say it Keep going dude make more CLICKBAITY videos who know what might spark the audience Interest in your Videos.
Forgive me if anything I Said Sound Condescending for it seem you have everything figure out I was just in the mood to share my thought.
THANKS AGAIN MAN FOR LISTENING .Not sure if I will return anytime soon(your other video seem not right for me at the moment) but have my SUB for 1 GOOD VIDEO that Hit MY INTEREST right on THE NAIL.
Hope to still see you in the near future with more videos.!(no i did not push the BELL give me a break man😅 )
THE Brother Holmes
THE Brother Holmes - Gün önce
I hate clickbait! I hate channels that clickbait. I blocked Mr.Beast because he is just a bunch of clickbait.
David Pendleton
David Pendleton - Gün önce
Ive loved many of your videos thus-far. Bell rung! Likes alone just don't cut it, it seemed; thanks for bringing this to light. You're right. Thanks for being the one video maker on Youtube, who tells it likes it is, who tells us how to use the tools at our disposal to make our viewing experience more tailored to our desires, that we may learn more of what fascinates us, preferably from those we love watching. Stay awesome!
Michael Arview
Michael Arview - Gün önce
So they might bring back the staring system oh wow i guess fads are a thing even in website dev.
OwlNation Legal
OwlNation Legal - Gün önce
The ONLY video worth watching on youtube because it may save your life is found at Kids Visiting Congress. Short, sweet, unforgettable and your ticket down the rabbit hole of humanity's certain near-term future.
Moon with Legs
Moon with Legs - Gün önce
Thanks Derek! Great explanation
I thought I had an addiction problem, but this showed me that the platform and everyone involved in it are doing their best to keep me engaged in the site, and spend more time on it.
This isn't really a problem in the short term. I honestly I like to watch interesting STEM videos with occasional weird satisfying videos, and it's cool that the algorithm sorts out the good stuff for me. However in the long run, this equates to hundreds of hours learning about things which wouldn't be of value for me, like how to make butter the Victorian way.
This is why I try to stick to the "subscriptions page" to reduce the mental energy I'd have to exert to not watch, and subsequently waste my time, on flashy videos
Jarrod Erdman
Jarrod Erdman - Gün önce
This was a phenomenal video. Excellent content and very thought-provoking.
Helen Woodward
Helen Woodward - Gün önce
I don't have a better way to deal with this, beyond maybe more category/tagging so that viewers can find stuff with less click bait. On the topic of clickbaity titles and thumbnails things like "why" or "how" questions that are addressed in the video are actually not annoying - photoshopped thumbnails, irritating, titles that don't indicate whats in the video, annoying as heck, but questions are clickable and not that annoying.
Jet Ray
Jet Ray - Gün önce
My hat is off to you sir, I just watched a 20 min video and didn't realise it and learned how to support my favorite youtubers. My previously favorate youtuber The King of Random has started losing all of its creativity and pandering to trends and have been seeing a lot of my old favorite youtubers fall to this as well. I have just been so unsatisfied with youtube lately and someone taking the time to explain why this is happening to my favorite platform rationally is extremely refreshing. I will no longer blindly hate the clickbaity titles and understand that that is what must be done to be successful, while I do find it funny that this was on my recommended feed it was deservingly so, thank you.
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