YouTube might be making a lot more money soon, but the people who are making money off YouTube are not too happy about it. It is safe to say that YouTube mistreated its superstars with the upcoming YouTube Red subscriptions and this is backfiring a lot harder than anticipated. The service is known to be made by the people for the people, but what happens if some of the people get angry?
The YouTube Red subscription can be described in two simple words: no ads. No more ads from all the channels that you are following or any other features that your eyes might literally not be interested in. The service costs $10 and it has been asked for many times in the past. But while the majority of people who are just watching videos on YouTube get benefits from this, the ones who are actually creating content have been completely left out.
Do not think that you are not going to be seeing the videos of your most desired channels. They will be there as usual, for everybody to see, only that the advertisements are not going to be bugging you all the time with the “see this”, “do that” and “watch this”. You will be free to pursuit any path you want without being forced to follow some specific channels after seeing the ad for the 1000th time.
But while we were left with the sheer freedom to enjoy whatever path we want, content creators are literally being forced to join the YouTube Red squad. And YouTube does not have any good reason for this act. They simply claim that content creators and users have been demanding the service for a long time. Ok, so if the service is demanded, why can only one side choose what steps to make and the other one can’t?
The main issue is that the people who do not decide to be YouTube’s partners in this deal will have all their videos turned to private. According to the entertainment giant’s claims, this can only amount to one percent of the community, but this one percent pretty much represents content creators. If they don’t agree to partner with YouTube, the site is practically left with fewer content.
Needless to say, there is going to be a huge debate about this matter. In fact, it has already started and it has been going on for some time. Some content creators will give in and agree to the terms while others will just be left outside and try to figure out what to do on their own. The fact still remains, however: YouTube mistreated its superstars and it has done it in a very bad manner.
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