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YouTube drama queens & clickbait (PART 2)

Discussion in 'YouTube Chat, Gossip & Help' started by Crown, May 19, 2017.

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  1. Crown
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    (Part one was here: http://yttalk.com/threads/youtube-drama-queens-clickbait.246448/ )

    Here are some more examples of desperate Youtuber drama queens using clickbait and exaggerating stories to get views.

    Thoughts on YouTubers that do this? Do you call them out for it or let it go?


    Some of these are hilarious, but not in a good way. ^^


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    Pedophile stalker!! LOOOOOOL

    I should take a picture of Donald Trump and rub it on my butt and then make a video called "Donald Trump sexually assaulted me!!" How many views do you think I'd get? A gazillion? Two gazillion? FIVE gazillion?
     
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    Roflmao. That's too much. Too much.
    I don't think I have the words, lemme borrow your signature for a minute.

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    Some of these people; I wonder how they manage to operate in life.
    @Exhibit 3 - Lolol, yeah it's a stalker. It has nothing to do with you buying the same $8 coffee every day for the last 6 months.
    @Exhibit 9 - Girl...you crazy. I refer you back to the image.

    I've never called anyone out publicly about this, since it will bring them the attention they want, ya know?
    But privately, or here amongst friends? I will happily mock these nuts.
     
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    Hahahaha oh my goodness. Crown these topics are hilariously over-dramatic and terrible. I really hope you didn't watch all of them all the way through just for our entertainment and knowledge. I feel sorry for anyone associated with these Youtubers who think little things that don't really have meaning or context are actually huge stories with drama that are worth telling.

    I suppose if I happened to click on one of these and listen to the story I'd probably call them out on it. In the nicest way possible. Cause you of course don't want their fans coming over to your channel and harassing you for that one nasty comment you left who knows how long ago. But at the same time I might just click away and not bother because of the fact that my channel can become ruined from a sea of hatred. What do you guys think?
     
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    I can understand why they do it. This stuff gets views, and YouTube's highly competitive. The big get bigger and it's a dog-eat-dog platform. When you have a Content Cop from iDubbbz (who actually called out someone who did this kinda stuff in the OP) with a million + views side by side with little Jimmy's exposed video who has 1 sub, his mom, you're not gonna be very tempted to pick little Jimmy's video. Or more relatably to what's in the OP: a video titled 'I Rode in an Uber' vs 'UBER DRIVER KIDNAPPED ME AGAINST MY WILL!?', it's no contest which video is going to get a bigger source of traffic. The video with a genuine title is going to be ignored, even if it's of decent quality. That's why people need to clickbait to really get anywhere on this platform and make a name for themselves. If they're a smaller YouTuber, I'll give them a pass. If they're a big YouTuber with already a large following doing this clickbait, they need to get called out because they already make more than enough money and get more than enough recognition for their content.
     
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    I think a lot of people think you have to have a really exciting event happen to make a good story. The problem I have with a lot of these (and I rarely watch any of this stuff, because I'm a bit older than most of the people telling these stories, and the "OMG!" factor wears off after many years of life) is that they just don't know how to tell stories well. It's all, "I felt like this," and the entire story itself (if it's even true) is just the fact they post as the title. "I was almost killed" turns out to be, "I was walking and a car almost hit me," which is exciting at the moment, but isn't a good story.

    A great storyteller can make something interesting out of almost nothing. I listen to The Moth and This American Life and Risk! (all podcasts) and they all have amazing storytellers who can make you gasp or laugh or cry over the most banal of events. That's the kind of storytelling I really appreciate.
     
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    i use these sorts of videos as brain numbing tools. very effective.
     
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    Hey, if it works for most of the "news" media, why not do it on Youtube?
     
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    The memes that people make for this sub genre almost makes up for it lol.
     
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    Sensationalism is the method of the lowest common denominator in terms of getting your attention.
     

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