Ubergizmo: PewDiePie Is The First Individual YouTuber To Hit 100 Million Subscribers

Ubergizmo: PewDiePie Is The First Individual YouTuber To Hit 100 Million Subscribers. “These days technology has opened up all kinds of doors when it comes to a career. No longer are people limited to more traditional jobs, and where one could do jobs on the internet that could potentially make them millions. PewDiePie is a name that many are familiar with, and rightfully so.”

The Verge: Someone hacked printers worldwide, urging people to subscribe to PewDiePie

The Verge: Someone hacked printers worldwide, urging people to subscribe to PewDiePie. “The fight over who gets to have the most-subscribed channel on YouTube spilled into the real world months ago when Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg fans started campaigning to raise awareness of the Swedish star. The grassroots effort has, for the most part, been in good fun — but recently, people on social media have reported being hacked by someone who is urging them to subscribe to PewDiePie.”

Bloomberg: Without Big YouTube Star, Google Faces Setback in Content Plans

Bloomberg: Without Big YouTube Star, Google Faces Setback in Content Plans. “YouTube’s programming strategy is devoted to the young, aspiring filmmakers, video bloggers and sketch comedians that first used the site. Unlike Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., which have spent billions of dollars on programming from professionals already working in the Hollywood system, YouTube has funded original shows from PewDiePie, Joey Graceffa and Rhett & Link. These stars help YouTube stand out from the crowd, but are harder to control. They built large followings speaking their minds without the filter of a producer or the restraints of a traditional media company.” Google is worth tens of billions with or without Mr. Pie. Is it really going to hit a big stumble by losing on content creator? C’mon now.

PewDiePie Throws Shade on YouTube

PewDiePie is making accusations about YouTube. “Video gamer Felix Kjellberg, known as PewDiePie, suggested changes to YouTube’s algorithms had affected the discoverability of creators’ content. On Tuesday, a Forbes report named the Swedish gamer who now lives in the UK as the highest-earning YouTuber.” As I have mentioned, I’m a YouTube Red subscriber and I watch YouTube far more than I watch regular TV (which I watch barely at all.) YouTube’s suggestion feature is in my opinion pretty awful. The search function might be worse. There’s plenty of good content but you really have to work to find it.

Twitter Bans PewDiePie for Making Stupid Joke

My desk is a plank of wood over two filing cabinets placed about five feet apart, and then over that a section of countertop purchased at the local Habitat place so my workspace is sufficiently wide to hold the monitor, keyboard, etc. I am nothing if not opulent. Anyway, part of the countertop is developing a dent where I headdesk it, and I think I’ll name the dent “Twitter.” Why, here comes another opportunity now. “Over the last year, you’d be hard pressed to find somebody not talking about how inconsistent and arbitrary Twitter’s ban hammer is. Swedish YouTube phenom PewDiePie found this out the hard way this week after his account — followed by 47 million Twitter users — suddenly up and disappeared briefly from the social networking service without explanation.” He made a joke about joining ISIS.