As every year, YouTube Rewind is available, the celebratory video of the platform, but this time the users don’t seem to like it either.
YouTube Rewind 2019 is finally available and as always it is already one of the most popular videos on the platform. It was also that of 2018, but in a negative way: it won the sceptre of videos with more dislike on the platform (well 17 million). Apparently the same YouTube seems to have wanted to make amends with this 2019 edition, presenting it substantially in the form of a ranking of the most popular videos in different categories.
In YouTube Rewind 2019 there are therefore the most popular videos of the year in the categories gaming, beauty, music and much more. From Fortnite to Minecraft, from Billie Eilish to Lil Nas X, from James Charles to David Dobrik, there is plenty of creator and video that have achieved great success during 2019.
” This year we tried something different, we saw what you liked. Our Rewind 2019 video collects the best videos and creators that you liked and the most viewed around the world, “reads the video. YouTube in this way tried to reconnect with its users, after being accused last year of practically not knowing its own platform.
The result is a video that is based on what users liked and not what YouTube thought they could like as in the past. In short, a content based on mere statistics, which seeks to “please people”, perhaps still in a somewhat forced manner. But what happened last year is slowly taking place: the number of dislike in the video is dizzyingly surpassing that of likes.
Currently, it is practically double 2.6 million dislikes and 1.3 million likes. A real race, with users watching the video probably just to see who will win. The situation will evolve in the next few hours: will YouTube Rewind 2019 achieve more dislike than the 2019 version? This is the real race.