YouTube: A System Designed to Break You

very important video today, hope you give it a chance, a like as well as a share!
0:00 intro
4:04 chapter 1: Perspective
8:49 chapter 2: The Algorithm
21:22 chapter 3: Catch 22
41:28 chapter 4: Favoritism
50:55 chapter 5: Bullsh!z
1:00:50 chapter 6: Mental Health
1:06:50 chapter 7: The Future
1:10:19 outro
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  • Dang I knew yall had it rough but I didn't know it was that rough, thank you for making this, I now know the algorithm sucks even more than I thought it did and I now feel bad every time I don't click a video for awhile cause of life stuff, dang. You always make me think Nux I appreciate that.

    supersonicblue1027supersonicblue10273 päivää sitten
  • The Eye of Sauron is upon us, and it just bought itself a free speech award. Through a sponsorship.

    RorytheRomulanRorytheRomulan4 päivää sitten
  • As someone who is new to this, I really appreciate this video. One of my biggest fears is exactly what you mentioned. I am very niche-specific right now and one day I will have to move on to other topics. I hope by then I will have a plan to switch most likely I will have to make a new channel. Once again nice job this video provided so much knowledge and information and I hope to one day get monetized and reach even a fraction of your total sub count.

    MyMediaChopsMyMediaChops7 päivää sitten
  • Do more videos like this

    AwikAwik9 päivää sitten
  • thanks for this

    Dennis Chauhan_DCDennis Chauhan_DC9 päivää sitten
  • Made it to 1:10:39 Worth every second 💙🖤

    cryophoneixcryophoneix9 päivää sitten
  • I think you created the meme Za Warldo! That's one of my favorite things about your channel, Nux. Thank you for all your videos. I started watching for the Naruto stuff, and then stayed because of your persona's energetic charisma and humor, as well as informative content.

    Carlos JimenezCarlos Jimenez11 päivää sitten
  • Wow, this was really eye-opening. I extremely appreciate you making this. I often wish I could go make a living off FIstart so I would be able to quit my job and have more time to make content, but I don't know if I could ever do that because of the uncertainty you described. It's terrifying. ANY type of uncertainty is terrifying to me. But anyway, thanks again, love this!!

    The Angry LibrarianThe Angry Librarian11 päivää sitten
  • Subtitulado algún momento sería bueno para informar también a los latinos no todo manejamos el inglés lo siento me dijeron que es muy interesante vine a verlo 😞

    lym2818lym281811 päivää sitten
  • Amen

    Dandee LionDandee Lion15 päivää sitten
  • That was very good, thanks.

    jimhsan1jimhsan115 päivää sitten
  • I really love you analytical videos like this one, but I don't really care about your twitch videos.😊

    Mark O'HelmMark O'Helm16 päivää sitten
  • 15 minutes in, and that shit's why I'm not touching youtube with a 10 foot pole before taking a shot at twitch Edit: does "Vods of x's streams" count as one specific niche? Cause that might be one way to break the algorithm if you start on twitch

    Tungsten DragonTungsten Dragon16 päivää sitten
  • Hey Nux, don't wanna sound obnoxious(cause you're probably working on this shiz rn). But how's part 2 coming along?

    Gear WyvernGear Wyvern18 päivää sitten
  • Enjoyed the perspective mate, fantastic to see someone actually really speaking about the subject and the issue, that this is not all fun and games... far from it. Watched every single second of this video mate.

    SpfereSpfere18 päivää sitten
  • I don't know FIstart, but I think the front page should have feeds in this order: Recent Uploads: Shows subscribed channel uploads. This is EVERY subscribed channel, regardless of how much you've watched them recently. The videos are ordered by how recently they were posted. Recommended: Shows videos based on what the algorithm does. Rising Stars: Shows videos, similarly to Recommended, but also adds a preference towards videos from people with a low number of subscribers. To make sure this stays accurate, it will not show videos from anyone with 100k or more subscribers. Specific Subs: This is a catch-all category. This is every channel you've subscribed to, with all videos ordered by how many views the video has. The order you see the channels is based on the order you've watched them recently.

    Tahra AalurTahra Aalur18 päivää sitten
  • easy, create new channels, one for each bs

    Julio arboleda saaJulio arboleda saa19 päivää sitten
  • Nux! I will be honest ive been a fan of your stuff before, and when the clickbait titles and horny thumbnails showed up i lost interest. Until this video. This video, which i found by searching for your stuff a year later, has reminded me why i liked your content in the first place. Great job man; thanks.

    Hydroxy moronHydroxy moron19 päivää sitten
  • "A bigger FIstartr could find and remake your video," dude... That's MY WHOLE LIFE ON HERE! Film Theory remade one of my theories from 2017, and even with the time stamp showing that I did this theory four years ago, I'm still called the thief on my own original content! This whole video hurts my soul. T_T I've gone to YT multiple times "hey, my views are vanishing, what's happening?!" and they tell me to fix my title, tags, thumbnails, and watch time. Umm, okay, but that's all directly connected to YT deciding to show people my videos. I had a video posted in 2019 sit there with like 2,000 views until February 2021, then it exploded to 400,000 views, solely due to YT suddenly recommended it, then it died again. No reason, no excuses, nothing helpful to learn here - just a rollercoaster!

    The FangirlThe Fangirl20 päivää sitten
  • Fun Fact: alot of ✅ youtuber is watching this video

    •Afifa Offc Ch••Afifa Offc Ch•20 päivää sitten
  • we space beans stand with youtubers

    Lofi CrewmateLofi Crewmate21 päivä sitten
  • I love making FIstart videos, but several of my subscribers tell me they don’t get my notifications or it unsubscribes them at random. I hate checking in my notifications and stats but I really want to make videos and build my community. It’s hard but it’s very addictive

    Nasu's Ne'cokeNasu's Ne'coke21 päivä sitten
  • I'm sick of Susan Wojcicki dictating FIstart!

    Jorge ZaldivarJorge Zaldivar22 päivää sitten
  • Where is part 2?

    Mehmet BakirciogluMehmet Bakircioglu23 päivää sitten
    • I'm wondering the same thing.

      CMB3000CMB300018 päivää sitten
  • Day 1 of asking Nux if he remembers being in the class 1-A rap cypher rapping as Mineta: so did you enjoy it?

    All MightAll Might24 päivää sitten
  • mental health pep talk i'm still much of the interested indeed again Aho_potato underscore included discord #2823 i willl pay to you for your time i'm not joking dead ass man

    AnimaticHunterAnimaticHunter25 päivää sitten
  • About time someone spoke about this

    Jambelly3 Jambelly3Jambelly3 Jambelly326 päivää sitten
  • My brain hurts. I mean I already knew most of this stuff (in the most basic of sense), but yeah. A lot of information about how FIstart is going to fist you dry with no brakes. Edit: By the way, after seeing the end of the video and you mentioning it. I literally just saw someone the other day talking shit about you on twitter, over something that was obviously a joke. I don't get it. Like it was literally as obvious a joke as you could get, but they were like "huhuhuh look at this guy!"

    NochNoch27 päivää sitten
  • Before my biggest anxiety about trying to go pro were the scrutinizing eyes constantly on you. But this is honestly soul-crushing, although partially a relief for that previous issue, 'cause I guess on the bright side lower numbers means less likely to get cancelled by twitter?

    NekoPrankster218NekoPrankster21828 päivää sitten
  • "FIstart put way too many fingers in my butthole, and I didn't consent to ANY of them." omg I laughed for like 10 minutes at that. Then cried, because it's true. Then laughed because the mental image came back.

    Sarra SmithSarra Smith29 päivää sitten
  • love u nux 😘

    Amv.psuêdoAmv.psuêdoUukausi sitten
  • TY needed

    Minejay1 1Minejay1 1Uukausi sitten
  • 21 minutes in and you have perfectly explained to me why I don’t like watching FIstart much anymore I literally don’t see people I’m subbed to cause I didn’t feel like watching them a few times in favor of other people I’m subbed to. They are taking the choice out of my hands. I literally have to search a youtubers name to find them (and sometimes that doesn’t even work and I have to remember specific videos or people they collaborate with) unless they are playing to the algorithm hell most of my feed is mxr I don’t dislike Henry and Jennie but it’s telling that their content is what im getting recommended till I look up pipetron and binge his videos so I can tell the algorithm that I want to see pipetron videos. Hell I had to do that with Philip Defranco just cause I got tired of hearing 2020 news for a bit! I ignore a few videos and all the sudden they take the options from me and it pisses me off.

    SkierusSkierusUukausi sitten
  • scary, just scary honestly. not really a youtuber myself, but i deal with psychology and it takes no 3,9 gpa graduate to understand that this is a destructive system. iam not even part of it and i feel sick.

    KagamiGamingKagamiGamingUukausi sitten
  • Love how I waited for this video for a while and only found it a month after it dropped gotta love FIstart not recommending me this particular video

    A person Who commentsA person Who commentsUukausi sitten
  • This is too true

    DaceptDaceptUukausi sitten
  • Gol dang ol FIstart man, dang ol unsubsubscribed me so I resubscribed ya know?

    dreddboltdreddboltUukausi sitten
  • this is my third time watching this video even tho its over an hour sometimes i just chuck it on in the background and it makes me feel better when i get annoyed that my channel hasnt started growing yet

    dr benbendr benbenUukausi sitten
  • That moment when you come back to a channel after a while like me and this is the kind of stuff you see... this is so sad.

    die :P seriously die :Pdie :P seriously die :PUukausi sitten
  • Would using the Great Pretender OP as background music demonetize your video?

    Wooju LeeWooju LeeUukausi sitten
  • FIstart should let you delete inactive subs.

    spacerider12spacerider12Uukausi sitten
  • Yup pretty much! Love this video

    NyshingNyshingUukausi sitten
  • Love

    C AC AUukausi sitten
  • noooooo... no outro, I watched the entire video just for the outro and then there is none. Unsubscribing and disliking, prepare to be canceled on twitter because my son's brother's dad is Bill Gates' daughter's mother's husband. Jk, great video, really interesting how there is so much bullshit behind the scenes. Keep killing it Nux.

    Krneki007Krneki007Uukausi sitten
  • Great video, glad I'm not alone in feeling thay youtube is suppressing me sometimes.

    TheMisterEpicTheMisterEpicUukausi sitten
  • Reasons I primarily stream on twitch for 100

    Paul ChristmanPaul ChristmanUukausi sitten
  • 29:22 189?

    I didn't read the terms of serviceI didn't read the terms of serviceUukausi sitten
  • Ahhh, early online videos, all you needed was Foamy the Squirrel (still exists, check him out!).

    Plays NTrafficPlays NTrafficUukausi sitten
  • Time to become a FIstartr

    TheBetTheBetUukausi sitten
  • This is why it's better to start on twitch then do youtube on the side

    ZeoNox9780ZeoNox9780Uukausi sitten
  • Seen a few videos talking about the algorithm, but none that address mental health in this way. This is a great video.

    ptbrown121ptbrown121Uukausi sitten
  • next step, post this on pornhub

    Noah HagerNoah HagerUukausi sitten
  • Man, I really want to get into YT but this is legit fucking scary >->

    GCDubs CalGCDubs CalUukausi sitten
  • Best of luck to everyone that is trying to keep their channel afloat despite the ever changing algorithm. Just remember folks that a like or a comment can help a creator a lot

    Mistaken_ StrangerMistaken_ StrangerUukausi sitten
  • this has screwed over one of my favorite channels yakkocmn they are a monthly upload channel with about 200,000 subs but isn't growing much because they aren't putting out a ton of content so I was never recommended any of his videos even though I love his content and his channel. needless to say I subbed on the first video I saw

    Noah HagerNoah HagerUukausi sitten
  • upvote

    Noah HagerNoah HagerUukausi sitten
  • Love the vid Nux

    Sarth MannsonSarth MannsonUukausi sitten
  • 👍

    lil Paulerslil PaulersUukausi sitten
  • I’ll go help with the cure :)

    Yeet UmusYeet UmusUukausi sitten
  • Nux Thanks bring up something that more half the world deals with

    jared vailljared vaillUukausi sitten
  • I'm watching this later. Wait for me, don't you dare let this video get deleted.

    CreamCreamUukausi sitten
  • This needs to be watched by a lot of ppl.

    KC YapKC YapUukausi sitten
  • Sorry about not watching your videos in a while and contributing to the problem just been stressed recently

    NANI!? ಠ_ಠNANI!? ಠ_ಠUukausi sitten
  • Anyone else notice that the Diablo II video during the scrollthrough scene where he spoke on youtube shorts had 666k views? Pretty pog

    Bean McBeanBean McBeanUukausi sitten
  • I actually used to just subscribe to a channel if i liked 1 vid. I'm gonna have all of this in consideration PS: just discovered your channel. U just gained a viewer that watches like 4 videos of your daily. And i came from the re zero video. Imagine

    mario silvamario silvaUukausi sitten
  • I like it and I will stay weird, fam heHAA

    СанёкСанёкUukausi sitten
  • The algorithm, the grind, the bs. All of them are here because FIstart have no viable competitor. Imagine a platform that would not yeet you for no reason because you can just go to the competitor who would get money from your content and share it with you, a platform that have copyright strike system made by actual human with a brain not by lobotomized monkey. An actual platform that actually care for all of their creators not other corporations. FIstart can be that platform but have literally zero incentive for it.

    Mr Awesome BartMr Awesome BartUukausi sitten
  • Test

    Billy Geoffertson LascanoBilly Geoffertson LascanoUukausi sitten
  • Thanks a ton for the video. Enjoyed it a bunch. I have virtually no interest in starting a channel but this really puts it into perspective just how difficult it is just to thrive on this platform. Wish more people could see this.

    NocturnNocturnUukausi sitten
  • You still havent made the hentai eco political video nux ;)

    Neo the LoofNeo the LoofUukausi sitten
  • bro i came here again.

    EanaiEanaiUukausi sitten
  • I doubt that I'll ever get noticed I this platform in a big way...

    Spinozilla SaurianSpinozilla SaurianUukausi sitten
  • ty bro that hit me alot

    EanaiEanaiUukausi sitten
  • Random comment to trick the algorithm

    amy amyamy amyUukausi sitten
  • Well I'm more motivated than ever to become a youtuber must be masochistic or something

    Joseph StephensJoseph StephensUukausi sitten
  • comment

    Josva ChristesenJosva ChristesenUukausi sitten
  • Well this sucks, I sub to a lot of people, I've even subbed to friends or family, but if they're not posting content I like I'm not going to watch them, didn't know this was a thing... now I got to go watch my niece talking about clothes. Jokes aside this also sucks because it narrows a youtuber's playing field, I've known a couple channels that covered a tons of different games, but are reduced to Poketubers just because that was their most successful series, it's either they quit youtube or follow what's most popular, at least Pokemon's popularity will never die... maybe I don't know last couple games were sketchy, but like if I wanted to play Sonic the Hedgehog games, or maybe I want to talk about the inspirations, references, and mythology surounding Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy, but FIstart is forcing people to pick one road or be jobless? That's messed up, I always thought FIstart was a place of freedom, and over the past decade + I've seen it devolve, but I didn't know it was this bad, that's scummy.

    Blaze12ificationBlaze12ificationUukausi sitten
  • Damn bro

    Corey Speed ModeCorey Speed ModeUukausi sitten
  • For the algorithm👍

    Mkt CMkt CUukausi sitten
  • Keep peaching sir 🎩

    Thanos PapasThanos PapasUukausi sitten
  • awesome video, thx

    Damián ElizondoDamián ElizondoUukausi sitten
  • I just saw this after 3 weeks.......yep youtube is broken

    RurikoXIIIRurikoXIIIUukausi sitten
  • The views on your video proved your point around 20 minute mark.... The Obsolete Man episode of the Twilight Zone has come to pass! Hyped for pt 2 tho

    Erik JohnsonErik JohnsonUukausi sitten
  • this is grate you are the best

    corey bundycorey bundyUukausi sitten
  • Literally everything you post is related to hentai can't really be mad at yt

    Ice PowderIce PowderUukausi sitten
    • @Ice Powder I'm going to lie and say that he doesn't do that content, but he has plenty of content like this that have nothing to do with it

      oblivion !!!!!!!oblivion !!!!!!!Uukausi sitten
    • @oblivion !!!!!!! Those are cases where youtube is wrong. For nux channel they have many reasons to fuck this guys channel. And look at his videos they always have something to do with hentai or sum shit

      Ice PowderIce PowderUukausi sitten
    • @Ice Powder no it isn't! What?! Also most youtubers go through it, not all except some like dream but almost all do, even big ones like markiplier or jacksepticeye.

      oblivion !!!!!!!oblivion !!!!!!!Uukausi sitten
    • @oblivion !!!!!!! Not every youtuber goes through this and his entire channel is " I Showed ______ this _______ hentai!!?!?😱😱

      Ice PowderIce PowderUukausi sitten
    • That's not true. Even if it was, every youtuber goes through this

      oblivion !!!!!!!oblivion !!!!!!!Uukausi sitten
  • NuxTaku: im gonna make about a video about the psychology of the youtube algorithm Nux Taku: moneyy babyyy goes trending yeahhhh pog

    GradientGradientUukausi sitten
  • youtube being youtube.......not surprised tbh

    missyviktor-trashmissyviktor-trashUukausi sitten
  • I'm 27 minutes into this video and It just occurred to me that I think I just watched like five minutes straight of generic stock footage. Nux what are you doing to me Edit: my pso2 history is autocorrecting shit wrong lmao

    Foti FiveFoti FiveUukausi sitten
  • I kept falling asleep right after starting a playlist with this in it so you got at least 2 full rewatch' s from me, lol. -- Also, I never subscribed for my few years, then one day I finally had that mental conversation, I subscribed to a channel, and I started to see it a lot less! - it was extremely aggravating until I realized I could switch the bell from personalized to all. I just discovered your channel this week, I'm subscribed (which I still don't often do), but I hope likes aren't tied to your self worth, I only do that to about 1 vid a month at most. ..Instructions from FIstart would be great, because logic tells me I should be clicking on dislike since I dislike the algorithm and how YT is trying to break you!...

    zymezymeUukausi sitten
  • Thank you for this video

    Ejazz AllibhaiEjazz AllibhaiUukausi sitten
  • greatest video

    suicidal teddysuicidal teddyUukausi sitten
  • So youtube judges videos based on watch time but doesnt do so relative the length of the video? 💩

    Arshia ArjomandiArshia ArjomandiUukausi sitten
  • Ty 🚶

    reza vestianreza vestianUukausi sitten
  • I'm glad this finally got to me.

    MetallMetallUukausi sitten
  • I'm a youtuber (this is a private account) in a small country doing videos not in English and it is a lot more soul crushing because you have a glass ceiling, but your video is still so relatable thank you for making it. it feels good to know that I am not alone...

    Raziell8Raziell8Uukausi sitten
  • Im watching this with popcorn

    Kole GoKole GoUukausi sitten
  • I think everyone here should unsubscribe to nux and then search him up after a day or 2 and watch his newest video and subscribe right after lmfao we’re here to help him flex on the system so I meannnnnnn👀... also like this video if your reading or hav read this comment. Yes you. The person lookin at the screen of an electronic device. Go like it right now goddammit

    Leqstar euLeqstar euUukausi sitten
  • U mad?

    FlorKiler newFlorKiler newUukausi sitten
  • Yep I’ve been saying this for so long. FIstart fix your shit.

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  • This was so amazing! I seriously learned so much 🙌🏽

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