Published: Sat, December 08, 2018

Here's what people think should have been in YouTube Rewind 2018

Here's what people think should have been in YouTube Rewind 2018

However, the platform is under fire for a yearly overview that many say doesn't represent the large portion of content and engagement on YouTube.

The list of top videos is determined not just by views, but also takes into account ways in which audiences interact with the videos including likes, shares and comments. (Seriously, is it "Yanny" or "Laurel"?) India comedy sensation Amit Bhadana amassed an astounding 11 million subscribers in just one year and Lâm Chấn Khang's two-hour musical comedy set in the criminal underworld amassed more than 60 million views.

However, YouTube creators and fans were quick to criticize the platform's roundup, saying it was a disingenuous look at the popular events and trends that shaped the platform in 2018. But were they in YouTube rewind? While the brothers featured heavily in Rewind 2017 their antics in 2018 must have been enough to get them bumped off of the list this year.

As you might expect, Fortnite dominated proceedings for YouTube Rewind 2018 with plenty of nods and emotes, as well as popular players of the game, such as Nick Eh 30 and Ninja, featuring prominently. Though the trio has begun working on the big screen over the past year so perhaps that's why? In past years, the list mixed viral videos with clips from shows like "The Late Late Show".


Anyway, YouTube is happy to report that local YouTubers had their subscribers double in count, with a total of eight local channel having more than a million subscribers each. Paul was not included in YouTube's end-of-the-year video, either.

"It is great to witness home-grown content and talents do exceptionally well in the list this year, and it proves that we are more than capable of creating great videos to engage audiences at home and around the region", she added.

Google Singapore's head of communications, Ms Angeline Leow, said YouTube is a platform for Singaporeans to be entertained and to express themselves. 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.

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