I think it's sad to say but the days of youtube just being people sharing their personal ideas is done. So many people do it as a job now so monetizing videos and getting sponsors means more than integrity to most big name Youtubers. And what can you do as a viewer? It's a nasty cycle. If you leave the big channel to a smaller channel then eventually the same thing will happen to them. It is a pretty common practice now for companies to go directly to YouTube "Influencers" for advertising purposes. Take that in "influencer". Sounds like a bad word to me. Some examples that come to mind immediately:
-Remember how much Ninja was paid to just PLAY Apex Legends on his stream pre-launch?
-Ever notice how many gaming youtubers are reviewing the entire line of Arcade 1UP cabinets when the new series are released? Those take a ton of space and aint cheap. Just sayin'
Now I can't say if I was in the same position that I wouldn't take the product. For Youtubers working for monetization content is king. Not really quality of content but simply the amount. If you need more views on your channel then you need more videos to get the same people to view. And more views equals more money. So if someone gives them a reason to make any video they will.
It is sad to me that so many channels I used to love now release so many videos that are just stupid or almost completely the same as a video they did previously.
I don't think Bob takes any free products. We offered him a free cart and he would not accept. Oh well. Once we are done there will be no doubt which cart is the best and most affordable in the end. Just hope he will make an updated video when we are finished.
The Future Is Now
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