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#1 ChildofChaos

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:58 PM

I recently saw a video from I Hate Everything that totally criticized the new YouTube Rewind, and i had to admit, it was a total hit and miss. And because i know my mum will say that i'm just following the masses, even BEFORE i saw that video, i watched YouTube Rewind, and i just thought it was totally lame.

 

I think it's mainly because YouTube is caring less and less about the YouTubers we all care about and are just putting whatever people they think are interesting and have made the trending list into YouTube Rewind. I mean the remixed song is really cool and the visuals are stunning, but because there are so many people that i have no idea who they are are in there and the people i DO know are totally hidden in the background and makeup, i can't enjoy it.

 

So i wonder, anyone else getting sick of these YouTube Rewinds and want to say when was the last GOOD one? I personally think it was 2015, but that's just me. What does everyone else that watches YouTube think?


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:06 PM

I had NFI what it was until I went and looked for it.

Still got NFI, is it some sort of internal promotion of what was viewed a lot in the previous year?

 

The thing I've got trepidation about now is that thanks to them fucking over the suggestion algorithm, I'll probably be bombarded with "popular" shit that I hate for the next month.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:14 PM

I have no idea what Rewind is, but since your description of it sounds like a "best of" list, I also have no interest in finding out.

 

Now, if you want an opinion about things YT is sorely lacking...  a "New" category.  I can find stuff in my bubble, or if it's already trending, or if I explicitly search for it, but there's no way I can see to find anything fresh.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:17 PM

I had NFI what it was until I went and looked for it.

Still got NFI, is it some sort of internal promotion of what was viewed a lot in the previous year?

 

The thing I've got trepidation about now is that thanks to them fucking over the suggestion algorithm, I'll probably be bombarded with "popular" shit that I hate for the next month.

 

Pretty much. It's MEANT to be a celebration of all the most popular songs, memes, topics and youtubers in the past year.


I have no idea what Rewind is, but since your description of it sounds like a "best of" list, I also have no interest in finding out.

 

Now, if you want an opinion about things YT is sorely lacking...  a "New" category.  I can find stuff in my bubble, or if it's already trending, or if I explicitly search for it, but there's no way I can see to find anything fresh.

 

TBH, the first ones from 2012-2015 are pretty cool if you know your youtubers and songs.


Edited by ChildofChaos, 07 December 2017 - 02:18 PM.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:20 PM

This is when you get to join us in feeling old and not knowing what the new kids are on about these days now kindly please get off my lawn.
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:00 PM


I think it's mainly because YouTube is caring less and less about the YouTubers we all care about

 

Yup, if I don't stop hearing baout Pewdiepie I'm going to go postal!

 

Here's a good explaination of WHY he is quite SO famous (no denying people like his personality too; youtube magic doesnt fix an asshole).

 


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:48 PM

never heard of Rewind.  the only person i recognise is markiplier and that nauseating preppy blonde turd coz they made fun of him once on H3H3

 

dont know about the previous ones...but this is like a big glossy ball of nothing in search of an audience.  i mean, who is it for?  weird


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#8 Rybags

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:03 PM

So much pointless pap.

 

The masses it would seem, or should I say, the under 35s, would sit there for hours on end watching cute farm animals jump and fall over each other.

Me... I'd spend an hour watching a video of a bloke trying to troubleshoot the stubborn 40 year old diesel tractor that's sat in the back of the barn since the mid 90s.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:20 PM

 

Now, if you want an opinion about things YT is sorely lacking...  a "New" category.  I can find stuff in my bubble, or if it's already trending, or if I explicitly search for it, but there's no way I can see to find anything fresh.

 

 

that's why there's vimeo

 

or aeon

 

 

 

both way more consistently entertaining than youtube


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:21 AM

both way more consistently entertaining than youtube


But not where PBS Spacetime is. I watch way more informational stuff than entertainment.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:02 AM

 

both way more consistently entertaining than youtube


But not where PBS Spacetime is. I watch way more informational stuff than entertainment.

 

 

well, this should be all PBS Space Time for the last week + some other shit...

https://www.youtube....query=pbs space

 

not ideal, but filtered results for 'last hour' 'today' 'this week' etc could be made very flexible and selective if you bothered to refine a long query with booleans covering each area of interest

 

there is no option to search for "*.*" that i know of, HOWEVER that probably wouldnt help much when you consider 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute!


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:22 AM

 

both way more consistently entertaining than youtube


But not where PBS Spacetime is. I watch way more informational stuff than entertainment.

 

 

 

nasa has a good feed too

 

i wasn't considering purely educational stuff, as aeon and vimeo are much more inclined to "arty" stuff, and even youtube has some impressive channels

 

i liked this :

 

 

but it is drowning in dross that is clickbait


Edited by scruffy1, 08 December 2017 - 09:33 AM.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:35 AM

[YT] is drowning in dross that is clickbait


Unfortunately very true - and my Mum watches a lot of it! UFOs, crop circles, Nibiru, even a few "free energy" machines... At least she laughs at most of it, but it still drives me nuts.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:25 AM

:)

 

I've seen a couple of UFOs - no idea what they really were, walked through a couple of crop circles - baffling. Nibiru, well, it's possible we don't pay a lot of attention to the Oort cloud really, more looking much further out.  "Free energy," nothing comes from nothing,energy is about attrition, you find a way to make it, usually not particularly nice or not reliable, it gets used, you make more...

 

Say hi to your mum for me, met her for all of 10 seconds but she was a nice lady :)

 

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:56 AM

"Free Energy" research is more about finding wasted energy we didn't know about.

For example, if I had some form of collector, I could light my house for free.

I'm fairly close to a train line, and as such, my fluorescent lights never actually turn all the way off (Had to switch my bedroom to LED to get sleep, lol).

Had the house checked twice, wiring is fine.

 

If I unplug the bulb it stops, but if I carry it closer to the tracks it glows slightly.

It's like people who are learning about Tesla Coil spark gap.

Why can we get "Free Energy" from the spark, without observing a loss at the tip?

 

It's fascinating, but really, it's just more learning, not 'free' as is implied.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 12:52 PM

"Free Energy" research is more about finding wasted energy we didn't know about.

 

Perpetual motion machines, based on magnets.  That's not tapping waste - it's straight up fraud.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:30 PM

+1 Spacetime, subsribed a while back.  Fermilab also has a good channel but not as good post-production, effects etc.

Veritasium (sp?) seems OK too though only checked out a few of theirs.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 04:10 PM

I never heard of it til I saw this thread.

 

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:09 PM

As to the Rewind nup no idea. I did however just read this on my news feed ...

http://www.abc.net.a...r-prank/9239688

" Firefighters remove man's head from microwave after YouTube prank goes wrong "

 

I guess what I'm saying is is youtube is not the only place to find stupid


Edited by eveln, 08 December 2017 - 07:28 PM.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:18 AM

Veritasium (sp?) seems OK too though only checked out a few of theirs.


Great show; easy to follow. Doesn't get insanely complex.

Also check out Physics Girl and VSauce if that's your speed. And then there's the family of SciShow, SciShow Space, and SciShow Psych for rapid introductory-level stuff.

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