As 2019 comes to a close Tom and Carlos look back on the first year that was for The Video Insiders Podcast. What happened in the world of online video during this year and their predictions for 2020.
Here's an abbreviated monthly recap of what happened on YouTube in 2019. This is not everything that happened as we've ignored YouTuber vs YouTuber drama which is irrelevant to us.
- Giving users more control of their feeds like being able to remove suggestions from channels you don’t want to watch and why a video may be suggested - Carlos Maza drama: “We don’t want to be knee-jerk”: YouTube responds to Vox on its harassment policies - A conservative commentator has been harassing a Vox journalist for a long time.
- YouTube announces that it's taking a harder look at harassment
- YouTube shares it's ongoing work to tackle hate on the platform.
- New tools and features for music artists on YouTube.
- Updating YouTube's efforts to protect minors and families
- Refining how music is tracked: official charting companies such as Billboard and Nielsen, we are no longer counting paid advertising views on YouTube in the YouTube Music Charts calculation. Artists will now be ranked based on view counts from organic plays.
- YouTube Fashion tab is launched
- YouTube updates it's manual claiming and ContentID program -
- Better Content ID tools
- Copyright owners must now provide timestamps for exactly what part of your video is being manually claimed.
- 2. You can use our editing tools to remove the content claimed manually in your video which will now automatically release the claims.
- The ability to mute, replace or trim a song that’s been claimed.
- The FTC's details regarding possible fines to creators are revealed.
- YouTube’s new T&C’s says that it has NO OBLIGATION to host your content.
- Super Stickers for YouTube live chats.
- Susan Wojcicki on 60 Minutes gives a very dumbed down interview for the masses.
- YouTube’s comments on COPPA, working closely with the FTC. Update and reinforcement of harassment policy quickly followed by the #youtubeisover
Other notable news and events that happened on YouTube in 2019:
- Defy Media collapsed, and Matthew Patrick accuses Defy of taking $1.7 million from its network of YouTubers in the process.
- High-profile channels complained that YouTube's copyright claim system is being used to abuse creators.
- Vlogger Matt Watson uploaded a bombshell video with evidence of children being sexualized in YouTube comment sections, another Adpocalypse was triggered.
- T-Series becomes the first YouTube channel to hit 100 million subscribers, surpassing PewDiePie.
Episode 25 timeline:
- [0:33] What’s the word on the street, what’s keeping us busy.
- [3:25] Tubebuddy promotion
- [4:31] Recapping what happened on YouTube in 2019
- [6:00] Looking back at our 2019 predictions. What Tom got mostly wrong and what Carlos got mostly right! 😉
- [23:42] The events and news that we didn’t predict and surprised us in 2019.
- [25:24] The Video Insiders 2020 predictions.
- [40:12] Which video platform do we think is going to be acquired in 2020?
- [42:30] What type of content will be de-monetized on YouTube?
- [44:06] Which YouTube feature will be shut down in 2020?
- [48:29] Our personal challenges for 2020. How will Video Insiders evolve in the next year?
- [49:30] Tubebuddy special price promotion.
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