“The golden age of YouTube [...] is over.”

YouTube shunning creators over commercial content


Sun, Apr 7th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to The Verge, many YouTube creators are finding that the golden era of YouTube — a time when it was entirely possible to make a living from posting videos — is officially over. As its users abuse the system, Google is giving preference to commercial, advertiser-friendly content versus that of the creator community.

But by the middle of 2018, lifestyle vloggers like Carrie Crista, who has just under 40,000 subscribers, were proclaiming how the community felt: forgotten. “YouTube seems to have forgotten who made the platform what it is,” Crista told PR Week. In its attempt to compete with Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, she said, YouTube is “pushing content creators away instead of inviting them to a social platform that encourages them to be creative in a way that other platforms can’t.”



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