And it has been released. YouTube Rewind 2019 is here. Here’s my thoughts:
2019 Rewind sure isn’t perfect. But the one thing it did right was show us that YouTube seems to be way more focused on the community than last year. Last year was a dumpster fire since they decided to go the Uber-Corporate-friendly way. It didn’t work out for them so well. And in the first moments of the video, they acknowledge this, which was a good move. When I posted the other day, I said the one thing YouTube needs to do is represent the community equally, without siding with mainstream or internet culture exclusively. And they did that very well. Some people will feel different since there is a lack of internet culture type content creators besides Pewdiepie and MrBeast, but YouTube went by the most popular content. And internet culture can never be more popular than mainstream. If it does, it kinda just becomes the new mainstream. At least there are a few internet type content creators in the first place.
The Top 10 format is a bit different for a Rewind, since they usually bring select creators in and film fuckall that relates to popular trending topics of the year, but YouTube wanted to highlight the most popular content of the year, so it works.
I see no actors, actresses, and Instagram “Comedians” taking and leading the whole thing, which I like, because their lack of humor or exposure to the YouTube community as a whole really pisses me off. They focused on who is popular, and i can at least appreciate that.
also fuck you lele pons you unfunny view whore looking ass crusty bitch
you too liza koshy
That being said, this isn’t a great or legendary Rewind by any means. The format they took feels far less lively and more rushed, but that’s only because YouTube was so scrambled this year, I assume. They really should’ve taken a look at all communities at least, even dipping their feet into the world of the popular creators of the more obscure sections of YouTube, Such as the meme community, possibly commentary channels, that sort of thing. They dont need to go showing all the bad shit, but at least need to take some more risk with that kinda content.
Final conclusion, Rewind 2019 is more of a step in the right direction. Focusing less on faces that make corporations shill out money for advertising, and more towards the community. And that they did. I’d rate this like a 6.5/10. It’s not the best, but it is one to show that YouTube is beginning to learn from their mistakes. Our complaints and criticisms are not in vain.