• YouTube Rewind 2018
    Pop Culture

    YouTube Rewind 2018

    Have you seen the 2018 YouTube Rewind?

    YouTube Rewind 2018

    Certainly the most disjointed and awkward Rewind of all time. A lot of significant events aren’t addressed, and plenty of famous content creators are not featured. However, the worst point is that they made it look like it’s “our” Rewind, even though the video doesn’t consist of content creators many people wanted. Also, the whole recognizing the things youtubers were undertaking for the community and using minorities in the video felt very forced completely contrasting as to what they have done previously.

    I personally think they said “Oh, let’s read the comments. That should give us ideas about what people want.” All they saw was Fortnite, KPOP, and other stuff that probably 9 to 16 year-olds wanted.
    The whole, “YouTubers have done great for the community” thing was severely forced into the video. They didn’t even mention Pewds who made a huge donation to a cause.

    The video was more about what trended in 2018 than actually making an impact to their viewers. It’s a rewind of 2018 after all, but it would’ve been better if they just didn’t jam that acknowledgement of content creators in there.

    What do you think?

  • BFF Gossip

    Why You Shouldn’t Do What SquishyTutorialsx Does

    SquishyTutorialsx (a.k.a. Rez) is a YouTuber and a killer Instagram feed content creator. She’s popular on both platforms with thousands of followers.

    She didn’t get to the top by churning out content that is 100% hers, however.

     

    Here are top 3 social media crimes that SquishyTutorialsx has committed.

    1.  Using other people’s content and slapping filters on them, then proceeding to show them off.

    Rez has a knack for taking aesthetically pleasing photos. In fact, she has garnered over 10,000 followers on Instagram because of it. However, most of her content is taken from WeHeartIt. She takes photos (made by other people) and she puts a VSCO filter on them then posts them as her own, without proper attribution. A Malaysian guy has pointed this out, saying he’s putting watermarks on his pictures so that a certain “idkrez” wouldn’t be able to steal his precious uploads.

    2. Promoting stealing.

    Rez does giveaways often. She gives out things that aren’t even hers to begin with, such as a pirated copy of Photoshop CS6. Her fans don’t seem to notice that this is wrong, though.

    3. Using people.

    Rez doesn’t buy her paid apps, instead, she uses app reward programs such as “Free My Apps”. These programs allow you to get paid apps for free by doing offers. You can also get more points by inviting other people to the program. She does this by sneakily asking people to add her code so that she can have more points. This, coupled with the fact that she has a large fanbase means she can have a large cache of points. Her fans happily join the program with the promise that they’ll get free VSCO filters.

     

    As you can see, Rez is your typical ignorant, entitled teenager. She doesn’t see that what she’s doing is wrong.

    If you, dear reader, are planning on starting a YouTube channel teaching other people how to do “aesthetic edits”, then please do not do what Rez is doing.

    UPDATE!
    A reader has sent us screenshots of a post on DeviantArt about Rez. They talk about how she stole a PSD from them. They linked Rez’s video in the thread, but it has since been deleted. (The DeviantArt post was made in January.)

    You be the judge.