Are YouTubers quitting the platform?


quitting YouTube platform For the past three months, Dan Howell didn’t post anything on YouTube, and, for the 6 million
people who subscribed to his channel, this was a significant event. As one of the
longest-running Vloggers couple Dan and Phil Dan, he was renowned for his sketches, internet
cultural commentary, and, occasionally, more serious vlogs on mental illnesses. An average
Dan and Phil’s project, whether it’s either a book, world tour, or series, might be described as
something similar to “The Super Amazing Project” or “Interactive Introverts” making reference to
memes from the beginning related to “small beans” popular culture. They were, naturally
enough, famous, especially among teenagers.

But following the release of a new coming-out video in 2019 named “Basically that I’m Gay,”
Howell was silent on YouTube. It was only the week of April and he came back with an entire
feature-length monologue about what made him quit YouTube at first.

For a long time digital creators have tried to communicate the loneliness of their dream job.
They’re alone and exhausted. They’re made up, but then lost to algorithms that aren’t caring as
well as corporate bureaucracy. They’re trapped between the types of content that make their
company money, and the content they want to make.

Howell described these factors and many more, all of which are excellent reasons to leave the
job you don’t like. Another less talked about one, however, is what I’ve come to refer to as
“YouTube brain.” It’s similar to “Twitter brain,” where spending excessive time on Twitter can
cause someone to become angry and constantly outraged and constantly angry. It’s also known
as “Instagram brain” (image-obsessed and excessively materialistic) as well as “TikTok brain” (unquestioningly committed to the latest trending slang or phrase before moving to the next).
YouTube brain, in the eyes of the YouTuber, as rather than the viewer is what happens when
you’re equally creative and financially dependent on the demands of others’ attention can last
for years at a time, burdened by constant demands for new content and diminishing returns.

A chronic YouTube brain could cause you to be in some very strange situations. For instance,
take Michelle Phan, the longtime beauty YouTuber who recently said that she “healed an
individual who was on a crutch for a long time” with the help of “Divine love.” The alleged event
took place during a retreat in San Diego hosted by influencer Joe Dispenza, who’s best known
for portraying himself as an expert medical professional as he offers unclear “healing” seminars.
It’s just the latest of the long-running tradition of Phan expanding the reach of pseudoscience in
2010 when she claimed that the “sign of God” prevented her from being shot dead by a
homeless person; she’s also employed employees on the basis of the astrology of their signs.
While it’s not necessarily “pseudoscience,” she’s famously performed things like using (clean)
cat litter to conceal her face that, I think, is the most perfect example that is the essence of the
YouTube brain: nebulous thinking amplified through shock power.

quitting YouTube platform

It’s a common scenario: YouTube celebrity pipeline generally will look similar to the following: A
creator may start their career within a certain segment (gaming makeup, sketch comedy,
vlogging) and then, due to their on-screen personality, build a fan base of people who visit not
so much for games, and more to feel like they’re with a pal. At a minimum, three things could
occur: Whether or not the creator will reach the level of fame that they’ll cease to feel “relatable”
to the public and will have to reckon with their own persona (see: Emma Chamberlain) or the
creator could have to endure some form of revocation for previous actions (see below: the
general rule of thumb: all the above) or, the position can result in a stressful environment that
the creator may decide to quit entirely — but only for a period of time.

Think about Shane Dawson, the controversial YouTuber who is famous for his conspiracy-theory
videos as well as “documentaries” about other YouTubers and celebrities. He was suspended
and many other YouTubers in June of 2020 due to his previous racist remarks and jokes. After a
break of 15 months, the vlogger returned in the month of October 2021, with an hour-long video
titled ” The Haunting of Shane Dawson” and has since followed up with his own personal
updates and ghost stories theories. The year 2020 was awash with creator rebukes that Vulture
has compiled an entire listing of just 16 videos that were the most famous and it’s now routine to
repeat the same thing that the apology for YouTubers was ridiculed in the show SNL.

There are exceptions There are, of course, anomalies. After gaining a huge fan following
through her hilarious Vines (“Merry Chrysler!” is her doing) and then her YouTube channel
Christine Sydelko left the internet in the year 2019 and hasn’t returned since. “I am not a fan of
the idea of being famous.” the actress stated to NBC News earlier this year. “You’re being
deceitful to people in order to convince them that you’re their friend with just the reason of
selling products for them.” Another example could be Jenna Marbles, who apologized for a
series of videos that showed her wearing fake blackface in imitation of Nicki Minaj, and then
rapped with an off-color mockery that sounded like the Asian accent, in June. Her YouTube
channel, which had more than 20 million users, has been inactive since June 26, 2019.

Most of the time but when a YouTuber has reached the point of being successful and is a
YouTuber for the rest of their lives. I’m not convinced that it has anything to do with the platform
itself, but more to do with the type of a person it draws and those who succeed. In all my
interviews with YouTubers, I am always amazed by how YouTubers -and all creators can are
able to make sense of the world and tend to be extremely individualistic and sometimes
somewhat bitter. This is a natural approach to take in a world where your livelihood is based on
the economy of creators and where people are competing against each other to receive the
highest amount of attention.

Vloggers are often very attentive, even if they are not to the extensive data YouTube offers to
their content. “It is terrifying and amazing how much data YouTube offers you on your content
and your viewers,” explains Howell. “If you’re creating a video out of the heart, really being
yourself … you’re confronted with red lines that read ‘Sorry there’s no way to make this popular,
dear.'” He makes an appropriate comparison to children’s shows public television is able to
produce shows like Arthur or Mister Rogers”Nature” not just because they’re money-making
ventures, but because they offer an opportunity to the general public. In contrast, the
most-watched kids’ programming on YouTube appears to be filled with LOL Kids egg or Surprise
unboxings as well as sparkle slime videos.

The majority of all I’ve noticed is that YouTubers tend to see the other people and events in the
black and white spectrum, and are divided between what’s right for them as individual creators
and the outside forces that would harm them. They’re generally distrustful of both organizations
and institutions, especially the media, who they believe annoy creators as journalists are afraid
of being taken over by their own (though PewDiePie is known for his stance on this and his
latest video has mentioned the idea). In this regard, they’re no different from the opinions of the
general public who are becoming increasingly distrustful of institutions that are established
however, they are quick to assert the notion that Satanic forces are at play in music events For
instance, and that, despite evidence to contrary, they’ll be part of the 1 percent who earn a living
from signing up to the ranks of an MLM as well as, for instance, the NFT project.

In a fitting way, Phan has been a bit of an evangelist for crypto over the past couple of years,
pitching an industry known for its astronomical expectations and unpredictable results. It’s true
that after all, it’s not unlike YouTube which is where the possibility to become a millionaire is
slim, however, it exists. It’s an enticing fantasy that even YouTubers have been through (and
have been part of) the most unpleasant aspects of it including Jeffree Star James Charles,
Shane Dawson, Tana Mongeau, Trisha Paytas, and Gabbie Hanna -cannot truly shut off. It’s the
same for Howell at the conclusion of his 90-minute monologue in which he recounts his
experiences on YouTube as terrifying and traumatic the YouTuber announced that his intention
to continue making videos, and was going to embark on a world tour titled “We’re All Doomed!”

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