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Re: YouTube Drama

Postby desertrat » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:00 am

This entire incident could have been completely contrived. I know it sounds like a conspiracy theory, but it could be that the WSJ, YouTube/Google, Disney, and PewDiePie planned this out two or three months ago. All this talk about "new media" being uncontrollable probably is a concern to all large media companies and so the ability to manipulate and predict audience behavior is a big deal. An experiment like this could help the powers that be gather data which could be used to help nip issues in the bud before they become major movements or to perform damage control when an issue arises. In any case, analysis of the data will yield some insights which will help major media companies (particularly Google) to manipulate information flow as they see fit and thus shape the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of large populations.
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Re: YouTube Drama

Postby CactusHugger » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:47 am

desertrat: It has crossed my mind several times that this whole PewDiePie thing could just be choreographed theatrics designed to get all the players some free publicity. It does seem like a big deal is being made over nothing. Ultimately the integrity of the Wall Street Journal is called into question when they stoop to the level of cheap slander in order to gain the attention of an audience. I'll be convinced that this whole thing is real if PewDiePie files a lawsuit and walks away with at least forty million bucks!
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Re: YouTube Drama

Postby mrgreen » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:48 pm

Since the WSJ hit piece, about half a million more people have subscribed to PewDiePie. In the meantime, there's no doubt that the WSJ has probably lost that many. (No wait, that's impossible, they don't even have that many subscribers to begin with. Meanwhile, Felix has almost 54 million subscribers.) Looks like their little act of desperation that did not pay off. In one of his recent videos, PewDiePie joked that he had enough money from his YouTube revenues to purchase the WSJ straight out, but that he considered it a bad investment since they're losing subscribers and so he decided not to purchase the failing business!
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Re: YouTube Drama

Postby twister » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:29 am

Police Draw Guns On YouTube Star During Possible Internet Prank
This must be some kind of publicity stunt. Even if he was "swatted" it was probably arranged with someone so that he'd have plausible deniability.
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Re: YouTube Drama

Postby CactusHugger » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:34 am

Jake Paul Gets Called Out For Being A School Bully
Can anyone explain why anyone bothers watching this guy's videos? I find the guy totally witlessly arrogant and completely uninteresting. So, why is he popular?
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