The changing culture of Youtube
I recently noticed that many of the “channels” I subscribe to on Youtube have made no updates for 9 months, a year or more. I just went through and deleted 30% of my subscribed channels because they are no longer posting videos to Youtube.
Wow. That’s quite a few. And it is worse than it looks because I kept subscriptions to several channels as bookmarks to some of their past videos – but many have not posted anything new in a year or more.
Youtube is definitely changing and it seems to be in the very early phase of turning into a new fangled Cable TV-like content distribution system. Youtube is resembling a Pareto distribution where a relatively few content providers account for the majority of views.