What Will Happen To Youtubers When They Grow Old? -

Pissmaster General

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Some youtubers have retired. Literally remember literally leafyishere literally? He apparently took his earnings, hired some investor and just sits around and jerks off and does drugs or something, living off the investment income.

Honestly, probably just that. Not very exciting.
Yeah, Lucas Cruikshank as Fred Figglehorn was the most popular channel on YouTube before PewDiePie, and he ended up striking a deal with Nickelodeon to make a movie. After that, he just kinda vanished.
 

skiddlez

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Yeah, Lucas Cruikshank as Fred Figglehorn was the most popular channel on YouTube before PewDiePie, and he ended up striking a deal with Nickelodeon to make a movie. After that, he just kinda vanished.
And good. I know at the time it was basically like a cool meme to hate on Fred all over youtube (like hating on Justin Bieber or whatever) but that guy's content was genuinely insufferable. To this day I still have no idea who in the fuck actually watched that for enjoyment.
 

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And good. I know at the time it was basically like a cool meme to hate on Fred all over youtube (like hating on Justin Bieber or whatever) but that guy's content was genuinely insufferable. To this day I still have no idea who in the fuck actually watched that for enjoyment.
I think it was popular with really, really young kids. That being said, those kids are now in high school, and it's telling how you never see Fred nostalgia even in "what's your guilty pleasure?" threads.
 

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I think it was popular with really, really young kids. That being said, those kids are now in high school, and it's telling how you never see Fred nostalgia even in "what's your guilty pleasure?" threads.
It was just so awful I couldn't even imagine a small child liking it. I can't imagine I would have liked it, even super young.

I guess what else is weird is that that era of youtube never struck me as a kid-heavy era, but it's probably just because of what I was interested in watching. Kids influxed pretty shortly after, and for some reason the best place to find them was on popular let's players' channels (like pewdiepie and markiplier and stuff). Nowadays the really, really small children are watching shit like ex-pornstars unboxing playdoh. But it seems to be pretty well segregated now.
 

Syaoran Li

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The only big name YouTube e-celeb that I think has a chance of staying culturally relevant or at least not be completely washed-up and destitute is PewDiePie. He's got a knack for seeing where the puck is going while other YouTube celebs are too busy looking where the puck currently is. He's also made a fuck ton of money and seems to be the kind of guy who will do fine and move onto greener pastures after he stops being a YouTube celebrity.

He got his start at the tail end of the "Classic YouTube" era of 2007-2012, the same era that gave us the likes of Fred, simple slideshow tribute videos, Ray William Johnson, and guys ranting in front of webcams. Of all the people who started to get popular during the "viral video" era of YouTube, he's the only one who's still popular and making money off of it. Part of it is because he got started in 2010 when that era was ending, but also because he knows how to both build his audience and keep them satisfied.

There's a reason why YouTube hasn't fully demonetized him or banned him no matter how much the blue checkmarks and dangerhairs at Woke Twitter hate his guts. He's too popular and has too broad of an appeal. If Google tried to cancel him either by banning him or completely demonetizing his entire channel, they'd be killing the goose that lays most of their golden eggs.

Fred only got big because he was both popular among small children and he was up there with Justin Bieber in terms of low-hanging fruit in the early 2010's.

If Fred left YouTube in 2009 during the peak of his popularity to support Metacafe or Dailymotion instead, nobody would give a shit.

If PewDiePie left YouTube in 2019 to support Bitchute, it would actually have an adverse effect on YouTube as a platform.
 

The Pink Panther

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After that, he just kinda vanished.
Nah, he decided to gay out and vlog:

I remember when I first discovered his channel and watched the videos where he talked about his times on the interwebs as Fred and all of them were basically the same where he said that he doesn't remember anything he did as the character because he would lose himself within the character. So every time he was doing Fred, it was practically through a sense of soul transferral.
 

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Spoony will off himself rather than do an honest day's work.

Doug was a janitor, and that's about all he'll ever be hired as if he needs to find work.

Lupa and Lindsey will collect a tugboat, or sponge off some thirsty dumbass.

Jared would become another Comic Book Guy type of shop owner, lording it over the beta nerds.

As obnoxious as I find their content, PewDiePie and Markiplier seem to be two of the few who actually manage their money and have something to fall back on when retirement comes a knockin.
 
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You would hope they would have savings invested somewhere from their earnings. Or, if their resume is viable enough, go back to the workforce.

I would think even with their viewerbase, have a part time job so they could still have something to fall back on.
Nope, Mundane Matt will be stuck making Star Wars videos for 100 people for the rest of his life.
And if he hasn't already been fired from Uber Eats because he was caught eating a customer's food, he most likely will be soon.
 
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You're already seeing it happen with people like TheAmazingAtheist and Onision. They fall back to a small core audience and tard cum them for as long as they can and build a stable life.... or go insane and continue being an insane pedophile..
 
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Gravityqueen4life

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if they smart, they save up money so they can retire. if not, they either go crazy or stop and try get a normal job (mostly go crazy).
 

CumDumpster

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It was just so awful I couldn't even imagine a small child liking it. I can't imagine I would have liked it, even super young.
The only thing that the guy who was the "main man" of Fred had to his name was being the son of WWE (I call that "anime for rednecks") "wrestler" John Cena.

But in all honesty, they'll likely burn out unless they have something that's in demand going for them (e.g. the comedic reviews of SomeCallMeJohnny and Caddicarus or the educational value of Technology Connections and Oddity Archive) or they'll just report on news and political affairs (there are a good amount of these, but the recommended ones are all leftist).
 

Satchels_of_Gold

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Same thing the strippers, prostitutes, athletes & others whose careers depend on their youth will do: find another job or get in the welfare line. I'd guess it'll be an even split.
 
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If reality television remains popular I could see them ending up in some YouTuber House scenario. I expect with Doctor Drew involved, especially the ones who start young and are mind broken by the internet.
 
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