Like every year, YouTube is again back with its YouTube rewind video.
The YouTube Rewind 2018 hasn't been too popular among viewers.
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It's a video that solves the question of "Yanny" or "Laurel" and it's earned the number three spot on the annual YouTube Rewind list.
The No. 1 music video with 1.45 billion views year-to-date is the Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny and Ozuna remix of "Te Bote", the 2017 breakup song from Casper Magico, Nio Garcia and Darell.
What gets me though, is that this year it seems to dig up faces that haven't been overly relevant on the platform in the past year, like Casey Neistat, Lilly Singh, and Caspar Lee.
Emerging and well-known YouTube stars also showed up in a big way in the year's "Top Trending Videos" list.
While YouTube does feature all of the above (obviously), it also has many more creators that offer grittier content that may not be considered advertiser-friendly, but are far more entertaining than the slate of P.C. creators it has on offer in the video.
It's not all lollipops and rainbows, the video even jokes about "Let's read the comments" something people know to avoid when on YouTube.
YouTube Singapore also released its second Rising Creators List to highlight emerging producers who have had significant subscriber growth over the past year. Realistically, with the ridiculous size of the YouTube user base, the Rewind was never going to please everyone, but this has stopped people expressing their dissatisfaction. Paul was not included in YouTube's end-of-the-year video, either.
It is odd though that some of the bigger YouTubers were not participating this year. While the list is not based exclusively on views, the announcement garnered 53 million views in seven days.
Though YouTube said its content creators "controlled" the direction of its roundup, the platform's community largely-and vehemently-disagrees.