Some of YouTube’s most popular stars have criticized the site for “experiment” with how their video is delivered to their fans.
Suddenly, YouTube has started testing an algorithm that has changed the order of the videos appeared in the subscription feeds.
The experiment came to light when some users complained on the social networks.
A YouTube star said that it was the worst decision that the site had done for years. But YouTube has defended his experience.What is the issue?
Originally, the YouTube subscription feed is a chronological list of videos from all the channels that a person has chosen to “subscribe”. The system to allow people to curate a custom feed full of content from their favorite video makers.
However, many videographers have already complained that some of their videos do not appear in the subscription feed, and asked if YouTube is manipulating the list to boost viewer retention and advertising revenue.
YouTube is the last experience – that he said appeared to be a “small number” of users – changing the order of videos in the stream. Instead of showing the most recent videos at the top, YouTube, has said the handling of the food showed people “the videos they want to watch.”Why are stars on YouTube bored?
“When I click subscribe to a channel Youtube, it is me who says:” More of this, please,'” explained the filmmaker, Gary C.
“I do not expect to be force fed the things YouTube thinks I should see. I have almost 47 000 people who have said “yes”, but I am regularly asked if I continue to post videos.”
The tech vlogger Marques Brownlee – who has more than six million subscribers, said the prioritization of the videos “they think that we want to see” was a “sector”. But he added: “This is a subscription box. The users have chosen to subscribe to. They want to see it all. If they do not, they will unsubscribe.”
“People use the subscription tab to avoid this kind of behaviour of an algorithm on the platform,” said games editor Sean McLoughlin, who produced videos as Jacksepticeye. “Please keep this to the home page and recommendations.”
Lifestyle vlogger Alfie Deyes, who has more than five million subscribers on the platform, said that it was “the worst decision that YouTube has made over the past nine years, I have been making videos”.What has YouTube said?
YouTube said that the experience did not appear to a “small number” of people. She pointed to the “custom” of the food was optional and that it was not intended to remove the flow chronological.
However, YouTube told the BBC that the people with the “custom” food for animals watch videos for more.
YouTube has turned his attention away from the number of “views” that a video attracts across the “shows”. Video-manufacturers are now being encouraged to produce longer videos that keep the viewers on the platform for more.
The change explains why previously short videos, such as DIY demonstrations or “how-to” tutorials, are now often dragged more than 10 minutes or more.
“We are in the process of testing a setting that allows users to sort the subscriptions power on the basis of the content of a user usually engages the most,” the company said in a press release.
“This is one of the many small experiments, we run all the time on YouTube.”
A video editor suggested that YouTube needed to improve its communication on the algorithm experiences.
“Just tell us or e-mail before you roll an ‘experiment’,” said Seth Brown. “It’s not that hard guys.”