YouTube Co-founder Jawed Karim recently revised the description of the first-ever video uploaded on the online video sharing and social media platform titled ‘Me at the zoo’. The description says, “When every YouTuber agrees that removing dislikes is a stupid idea, it probably is. Try again, YouTube.” Recently, YouTube has announced its planning on hiding dislikes count in the effort to protect genuine content. It also helps reduce harassment and targeted attacks on creators. But it seems like the decisions didn’t go well with several YouTubers. In order to show his disagreement, Karim has uploaded a video named “Me At the Zoo.”
Karim was also known as the first person to upload a video on the streaming video platform in 2005 before it was purchased by Google. After YouTube’s official announcement on hiding the dislike option, Jawed explained on the video streaming platform’s recent update to the dislike option and added it’s “a stupid idea.”
Surprisingly, it is not the first time the Co-founder criticized YouTube’s updates. It happened in 2013 when he criticized the requirement of the Google+ account to comment on videos. The main purpose of hiding dislikes count is to motivate small creators and avoid being targeted by dislike attacks. With the new feature, the video streaming platform wants to encourage “respectful interactions between viewers and creators.” The dislike count is hidden, not removed, and users can still dislike the video.
The future of Shopping is on YouTube
Nov 16, 2021
Who thought the latest gadgets and beauty products users use to watch on Youtube can be purchased? The world’s largest video site, YouTube will soon become a shopping application. With several retailers starting to emerge, YouTube doesn’t want to stay behind. Video giant envisions will soon sell toys, gadgets, and amazing products you often see on YouTube, through shoppable videos and live streams.
YouTube will be upgraded soon. The main purpose of this new feature is to make viewers purchase by clicking on the buy option. According to a YouTube spokesperson the company has been testing this feature with a few video channels.
David Katz, YouTube’s vice president for shopping, mentioned in an interview, “We’re making their jobs harder.” “YouTube has an enormous shopping opportunity.”
Next week, YouTube will organize a weeklong Live streaming event, known as Holiday Stream and Shop, where social media personalities can use their merchandise and brand name products on YouTube. In upcoming weeks, few YouTubers are allowed to hawk goods from their videos, which is known as shoppable video. These activities are parts of making YouTube a fastly growing shopping e-commerce site like Amazon! Are you excited about this? Then stay tuned to have a wonderful shopping experience like never before.
YouTube Will No Longer Reveal the Number of Dislikes to Public
Users are no longer permitted to see dislike counts as they stay hidden.
Nov 15, 2021
Bid adieu to YouTube’s “Dislike” option. YouTube has announced that dislike counts will be staying in private on all videos across YouTube. But the thumbs down button is not removed; users can still give thumbs down to videos which they don’t like. Users are no longer permitted to see dislike counts as they stay hidden.
According to YouTube, this decision was taken to experience important factors that were experimented with by the company this year. This decision was taken to check what happens when a user is not permitted to see the results and they found that there was a decrease in dislikes on videos after removing the count. Earlier, many creators have been told the company to experiment as small channels have been targeted many times with many dislikes. The accurate dislike counts will be still available to users in the YouTube Studio dashboard. With revealing dislike counts on videos, dislike can be exhibited genuinely on their respective content. Hence, YouTube remains in a happier place now.
YouTube creator liaison Matt Koval in a video stated that “Groups of viewers are targeting a video’s dislike button to drive up the count, turning it into something like a game with a visible scoreboard. It’s usually just because they don’t like the creator or what they stand for.”
Let’s hope this new feature may help avoid bullying content creators.