Tue. Apr 23rd, 2019

YouTube product manager addresses concerns over algorithm’s role in creator burnout

YouTube product manager addresses concerns over algorithm’s role in creator burnout

YouTube’s creators have long blamed the growing burnout issue within the community on the platform’s algorithm, but a new video testimonial from YouTube’s product manager says that’s not always the case.

Todd Beaupre, product manager at YouTube, dug into data for hundreds of channels that took two-week breaks — a pretty lengthy time off for a full-time YouTuber. Beaupre suggested the data proved a couple of interesting details, specifically when it comes to vlog-type channels. While some channels can take breaks because their upload schedule isn’t too intense, others rely on constant output from creators, as that’s what their viewers have come to expect. This makes it difficult for those creators to take a break.

Beaupre and his team…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/11/18220379/youtube-creator-burnout-elle-mills-algorithm

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