Youtube is like high school in one of the most obvious ways: it is a popularity game. The more views a Youtube video gets, the more quality it has, right? That is not necessarily always the case. There are many Youtube channels I am aware of that undeservingly receive 5,000,000 views a day. There are other Youtube channels that I know of in which 1,000 views is certainly not enough for the quality of the video. Nonetheless, it has always been a numbers game on Youtube.
However, the numbers definitely do not determine the quality of a video on Youtube. Just look at user RayWilliamJohnson. I found that when RayWilliamJohnson began his critical review show on Youtube, he had some quality in the show and was quite ridiculously funny. Nowadays, he tries too hard; he is nowhere close to as funny, and his product lacks despite receiving more views than ever before. Many other users that receive millions of views a day on their videos have been known to lose quality, including Fred, Shane Dawson, and Nigahiga, with comedy duo Smosh being the lone exception to the quality loss. Smosh has stayed consistent and. in my opinion, quite hilarious.
Some Youtube viewers forget that these users are not the only ones on Youtube. However, the views do not show that. Great channels, such as Liquid Generation and teamblacknyellow (two of my personal favorites), receive less than 1/10 of the traffic that one video on RayWilliamJohnson's page hits. Sad to say readers, the quality is in the videos that are not quite as popular. Below, I have linked a couple of videos from both channels for you to check out; you be the judge.
Remember, Youtube is a powerhouse on the Internet. To the people receiving millions of views a days, they are also receiving millions of dollars a month as well. For a declining quality Youtube series, that is just unbelievable. We don't need to make RayWilliamJohnson a millionaire because his videos are not worth a million dollars. No video is worth a million dollars, but some videos are worth watching more than others. In the end, I make one plea to you: try something new!
If You Liked This Article, Check Out This One: