YouTube Rewind 2018 video on course to break dislike record

People aren’t happy about the star featuring at the expense of You Tubers

People aren’t happy about the star featuring at the expense of You Tubers

Billed by the participants as "the biggest YouTube event in history", there's no denying that this fight dominated headlines this year.

While the Google-owned video platform's recap is always a bit of a cameo cacophony, there's typically a theme that runs as a thread through the whole thing.

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. As we prepare to head into 2019, it's time for our annual look back at the year that was in video and the trends that you made possible.

The nail-biting race between PewDiePie and T-Series to see who got the top spot, the split of the famous duo David Dobrik and Liza Koshy, Childish Gambino's This is America and the many versions of that, the owners of DaddyOFive channel losing custody of their kids, and maybe Logan Paul's infamous video and the aftermath at Aokigahara forest in Japan, or even the slime addiction, among other things! "'Cause 2018 YouTube REWIND will surpass it in the next 12 hours!" Check out the full list of creators featured in Youtube Rewind 2018 here. The lack of these moments reiterates the divide between how the platform wants to be seen and the actual culture that creators participate in. These creators are beloved and influential, but most importantly, they're not controversial. The YouTube channel touches on issues such as family and personal relationships, and also spotlights stories of inspiring millennials.

In case you aren't aware, Rewind is meant to showcase the top creators and content on YouTube each year.

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. What better way to end the year than to thank those who made it the way it was?

"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. For a sense of scale, Rewind has been viewed over 1 billion times since 2012, and the 2016 and 2017 editions were each viewed over 200 million times.

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