One Click Away: A YouTube Alt TL

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  1. James the AH Fan Just your average alt history kid.

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    This will be a two-post mini-timeline. I'll do more if you want.

    One Click Away: A YouTube Alt TL
    POD: April 24, 2005
    Current Date: October 26, 2019

    In this TL, YouTube's history changes, such as no demonetization(or strict monetization guidelines), no abbreviated sub counts, and a slower "corporate takeover". Here's a little history of this TL:
    Founded in 2005 by Steve Chen and his two friends Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim, YouTube has always been the place for people to jump-start their online fame. People such as Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg and German Garmendia have amassed millions upon millions of subscribers. The site maintains just over one billion accounts, most with very little subscribers, or content at least. Slowly, companies have began to take off on the platform, such as Cocomelon-Nursery Rhymes and WWE, but this is becoming a problem. Out of the top 50 most subscribed, 22 are companies, including 5 in the top 10. This idea worries many users, who say that within 5-10 years, YouTube will become a site for companies only, weeding out the individual people who made it famous in the first place. But the positives outweigh the negatives, as the top 3 are run by one or two people(guess who #2 and #3 is, PewDiePie is #1).

    Part 2 will come tomorrow, this is James, totally not ripping off Optimus' outro, and i'll see you then.
     
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  2. CountDVB Dual Emperor of the Aztech and Maychanical Empires

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    This should be interesting. Youtube's purchase by Google helped them out because of rising costs alongside with the copyright problems. As such, it should be interesting to see what happens here. And perhaps other video sites may be able to catch up to Youtube
     
  3. James the AH Fan Just your average alt history kid.

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    you're right about that one
     
  4. James the AH Fan Just your average alt history kid.

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    Part 2: The 10 Most Subscribed YouTube Channels(as of 10-25-19)
    1. PewDiePie: 85,829,344 (avg. daily subs gained: +61,740)
    2. Germán Garmendia: 76,911,300 (avg. daily subs gained: +101,962->boost since 10-16)
    3. Luccas e Felipe-Irmãos Neto: 62,253,392 (avg. daily subs gained: +54,847)
    4. Cocomelon-Nursery Rhymes: 62,025,575 (avg. daily subs gained: +89,460->will pass Luccas e Felipe on 11-2)
    5. Sony Entertainment India: 58,264,165 (avg. daily subs gained: +69,882)
    6. Canal KondZilla: 52,834,993 (avg. daily subs gained: +58,182)
    7. WWE: 50,058,826 (avg. daily subs gained: +46,682)
    8. Machinima: 50,002,442 (avg. daily subs gained: +39,138)
    9. Justin Bieber: 47,045,316 (avg daily subs gained: +11,533)
    10. Dude Perfect: 46,719,839 (avg daily subs gained: +43,950)

    As for the rest of the top 50, you can make your own spin on it. Have a great day.​
     
  5. interpoltomo please don't do coke in the bathroom

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    Probably really low-probability. If google doesn't get them to sell by informing copyright holders of the piracy they'll probably just use the feds to destroy it by flooding it with CP using bots/proxies then reporting the bot spam. If they don't do that, then they'll just buy up the stock and take over that well.

    Really, if you want a youtube that's well, not shit you'd need to drastically change the legal environment.
     
  6. James the AH Fan Just your average alt history kid.

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    my boy what do you mean?
     
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  7. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    There's probably still going to be an "adverts appearing next to inappropriate content" scandal at some point.
     
  8. James the AH Fan Just your average alt history kid.

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    In this TL, there almost was. It was a small problem with 3 channels whose content was not appropriate, and YouTube completely removed them.
     
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  9. James the AH Fan Just your average alt history kid.

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    Update for 11-2-19
    Cocomelon was only 12,900 subscribers from becoming the 3rd most subscribed channel, when Luccas and Felipe live streamed, telling people to subscribe to them. They gained 47,924 subscribers between 1:00 and 2:00 PM EST, raising the gap to over 60,000.
    As of 11-3 12:00 PM EST, the gap sits at just over 250,000, and is growing at a rate of 60 subs per minute.

    WWE and Machinima are 30,000 subscribers apart. Takeover is likely by Wednesday.

    Dude Perfect surpassed Justin Bieber on October 31, and is 95,000 subscribers ahead.

    Daily Subscriber Gains 11-2
    1. PewDiePie: 86,302,485(+70,124)
    2. Germán Garmendia: 77,544,852(+82,249)
    3. Luccas e Felipe-Irmãos Neto: 62,870,337(+279,025)
    4. Cocomelon-Nursery Rhymes: 62,718,483(+93,931)
    5. Sony Entertainment India: 58,996,350(+66,822)
    6. Canal KondZilla: 53,329,264(+68,695)
    7. WWE: 50,414,629(+52,939)
    8. Machinima: 50,386,292(+58,150)
    9. Dude Perfect: 47,178,533(+50,048)
    10. Justin Bieber: 47,083,254(+9,877)
     
  10. Nivek Mental Anime,Videogames,Football And Baseball Fan

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    so he won the youtube war ITTL?
     
  11. James the AH Fan Just your average alt history kid.

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    ITTL, T-Series never got the growth it did in OTL, so they sit at around 37.8M subs currently(#17 out of 50)
     
  12. Nivek Mental Anime,Videogames,Football And Baseball Fan

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    Less Indian in youtube?
     
  13. CountDVB Dual Emperor of the Aztech and Maychanical Empires

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    My guess is that without Google’s promotion/corporate interests, T-series have their own platform to focus on and thus maybe YouTube is a periphery for them; a way for people to see their stuff on their site
     
  14. James the AH Fan Just your average alt history kid.

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    No, not quite. Most of OTL's India-based channels exist, but T-Series was the one whose exponential growth got them to 1st place. Their exponential growth is less than OTL, so they won't pass Pewds anytime soon ITTL.
     
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  15. James the AH Fan Just your average alt history kid.

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    Google still owns YouTube ITTL, it's just that there are less companies on it. Like I said with @Nivek, they have a slower exponential growth.
     
  16. CountDVB Dual Emperor of the Aztech and Maychanical Empires

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    The only way there’s gonna be less companies is if they went with other more business-friendly options
     
  17. Nivek Mental Anime,Videogames,Football And Baseball Fan

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    If the streaming war teach up something...they would start their own anyway

    we still have KSI vs Logan paul fight?
     
  18. James the AH Fan Just your average alt history kid.

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    Yes, KSI vs Logan Paul still happens.
     
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  19. James the AH Fan Just your average alt history kid.

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    Recap for 11-3-19
    The subscriber gap between Cocomelon and Luccas e Felipe has increased to over 300,000, and is expected that Cocomelon will catch up by next Wednesday.

    Machinima lost 22,392 subscribers in the daily audit, and recovered only 14,400 of them.

    Daily Subscriber Gain 11-3
    1. PewDiePie: 86,370,901(+68,416)
    2. Germán Garmendia: 77,620,589(+75,737)
    3. Luccas e Felipe-Irmãos Neto: 63,102,057(+231,720)
    4. Cocomelon-Nursery Rhymes: 62,806,600(+88,117)
    5. SET India: 59,071,085(+74,735)
    6. Canal KondZilla: 53,390,328(+61,064)
    7. WWE: 50,464,773(+50,144)
    8. Machinima: 50,415,952(+29,660)
    9. Dude Perfect: 47,225,594(+47,061)
    10. Justin Bieber: 47,094,378(+11,124)
     
  20. James the AH Fan Just your average alt history kid.

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    Recap for 11-4-19
    Today, the gap between Luccas e Felipe and Cocomelon has reached just under 400,000. But, Luccas e Felipe's momentum is decreasing by the day. The gap will start decreasing tomorrow night based on the hourly sub gains for each channel.

    Germán Garmendia's sub boost has diminished. The peak of the boost was +175,992 on October 22.

    PewDiePie is beginning to have his own boost starting today.

    Daily Subscriber Gain 11-4
    1. PewDiePie: 86,463,697(+92,796)
    2. Germán Garmendia: 77,676,928(+56,339)
    3. Luccas e Felipe-Irmãos Neto: 63,299,778(+197,721)
    4. Cocomelon-Nursery Rhymes: 62,907,903(+101,303)
    5. SET India: 59,142,504(+71,419)
    6. Canal KondZilla: 53,451,186(+60,858)
    7. WWE: 50,548,894(+84,121)
    8. Machinima: 50,458,046(+42,094)
    9. Dude Perfect: 47,275,024(+49,430)
    10. Justin Bieber: 47,105,076(+10,698)
     
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