YouTube power couple Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul got married this weekend in an elaborate Las Vegas wedding that reportedly cost $500,000.Nearly 70,000 people paid $50 each to watch a livestream of the wedding, but viewers complained about the stream's poor quality — and that the wedding started four hours late.TMZ has reported that Google and Apple are issuing refunds to fans who bought the livestream through in-app purchases on livestreaming app Halogen.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The nearly 70,000 fans who paid $50 each to watch YouTube's bonafide royal couple get married this weekend may be able to get refunded for the shoddy viewing experience.TMZ reports that Google and Apple are issuing refunds to some of the disappointed fans who made shelled out money on livestreaming app Halogen TV to get a glimpse of the wedding between YouTubers Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul.
After months of vlogs, Instagram Stories, and intense build up, YouTube stars Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau brought their closest friends, families, hundreds of strangers, thousands of online viewers, and a full MTV camera crew to Las Vegas on Sunday to watch the two controversial creators “get married.” The result is a troubling but inevitable forecast of what’s next for YouTube’s biggest personalities and the platform as a whole.Their wedding was arguably the influencer event of the year, but set against the backdrop that it was all orchestrated for Mongeau’s MTV series, Tana Turns 21.Even Logan Paul, Jake’s older brother and fellow YouTuber, doesn’t believe it’s actually real.None of that matters to the more than 66,000 people who spent $50 on a live stream of the ceremony like it was a pay-per-view boxing match, but everything leading up to the big moment was a departure from what made YouTube work in the first place.In 2019, authenticity has been replaced with pageantry, and relationships with viewers have been manipulated into making the audience care about something produced blatantly to turn a profit.Paul and Mongeau’s entire relationship has become the epitome of every reality show.
YouTuber Logan Paul appeared on Fox Business Monday afternoon, and his responses left the internet wondering what was going on.Paul talked to Fox Business' Liz Claman about his controversial videos.YouTuber Logan Paul appeared on Fox Business Monday afternoon, and his responses left the internet wondering what exactly was going on — debating whether it was a stunt or if the vlogger needs media training.The interview with Fox's Liz Claman was intended to discuss the fight for popularity among various social media platforms, including Youtube, Facebook, and a new emerging app, Tik Tok, which ranks as the fourth most downloaded app, Claman reported.Paul, who has nearly 20 million Youtube subscribers, was invited to the news segment for knowing "a thing or two about jumping from platform to platform.""I'm everywhere, baby," Paul said during the interview in response to a question about platforms.
When Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm released a statement apologizing for his behavior that led to a two-week suspension on Twitch, he did it from his personal Twitter account, which has 71,000 followers.Just last night, Team 10, one of YouTube’s most popular and controversial vlogging collectives, issued a statement via an Instagram Story on behalf of the organization and Jake Paul, rather than through Paul’s far more popular main accounts.They’ve become a staple in YouTube’s beauty community, with personalities like James Charles and Tati Westbrook pulling in millions of views for videos responding to controversies.By using their main channels to post apologies, those creators confront their issues head-on and show a willingness to accept responsibility for whatever happened.Posting on alternate platforms allows creators like Paul and Beahm to acknowledge an issue and say they’ve addressed it while largely sweeping things under the rug.Most recently, he’s had to address allegations of transphobic behavior after two trans women were allegedly kicked out of the Team 10 house.
The oldest video on Matt Kovalakides’ channel appeared on YouTube 12 years ago, back when he was a more traditional filmmaker in Hollywood, dipping his toes into the platform.Like his other short films, that video — a potato-quality vignette about a man working at a dry cleaner the day before 9/11 — racked up some views and supportive comments, but the work he uploaded to YouTube never gave him breakout success.When he returned, it dawned on him that he should try getting in front of the camera.As creator culture becomes a more viable path, however, problems of burnout are giving way to the question of overall sustainability.“I want creators and young people to understand what they’re getting into, and if this is going to be a career-long thing or a job for five years,” Kovalakides says.High-profile creators like Lilly Singh have listed a growing disconnect from YouTube culture as one reason to step away.
YouTube has changed its policies in an attempt to cut down on potentially dangerous challenges and pranks, Engadget reported on Tuesday, updating its rules to explicitly ban them from the site.In a thread on the YouTube Help Community, a Google employee wrote that while the site already has rules banning “content that encourages violence or dangerous activities that may result in serious physical harm, distress or death,” it’s pushed out an update adding a section directly prohibiting challenges and pranks that could put people in serious danger or cause a child “to experience severe emotional distress”:YouTube is home to many beloved viral challenges and pranks, but we need to make sure what’s funny doesn’t cross the line into also being harmful or dangerous.We’ve updated our external guidelines to make it clear that we prohibit challenges presenting a risk of serious danger or death, and pranks that make victims believe they’re in serious physical danger, or cause children to experience severe emotional distress.While YouTube has previously removed videos related to specific challenges such as that one where people ate Tide Pods, the update appears intended to at least give the impression that it’s cracking down on the trend as a whole.The platform’s moderation team is infamously overwhelmed by the sheer amount of content on it, so whether this will work has yet to be determined.
YouTube has a new message for creators looking to participate in dangerous or potentially harmful stunts, like the Bird Box or Tide Pod stunts: don’t.The company revealed new policies that creators must follow when uploading content, and one of the biggest changes is a section dedicated entirely to dangerous pranks.YouTube has previously addressed pranks in its harmful and dangerous content category of its overall policies, but seems to have added the new section following a series of disturbing Bird Box challenge videos.YouTube creators have a history of participating in dangerous challenges — including Jake Paul driving blindfolded to participate in the Bird Box challenge, teens eating poisonous Tide Pods for the Tide Pod challenge, and even some creators alluding to drugging their girlfriends on camera with natural sexual enhancement pills — all in the name of content.YouTube is home to many beloved viral challenges and pranks, but we need to make sure what’s funny doesn’t cross the line into also being harmful or dangerous.We don’t allow pranks that make victims believe they’re in serious physical danger — for example, a home invasion prank or a drive-by shooting prank.
Whether or not you liked Bird Box, Netflix’s apocalyptic December 2018 movie about an unseen phenomenon that drives people that witness it into suicidal or homicidal madness, it’s turned into a terrible meme.Mimicking a pivotal sequence from the movie in which several survivors make a perilous journey while blindfolded, people are making ill-advised viral “Bird Box Challenge” videos in which they do the same.Netflix itself has warned against the stunt, tweeting that Boy and Girl, two characters from the movie, “have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes.” Leave it to massively popular and perennially reckless YouTube star Jake Paul (who reportedly made $21.5 million in revenue from the site last year) to ignore that advice and common sense, and upload a video in which he appeared to go straight to that extreme.We don’t know how this started, and we appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes.Per the Verge, Paul published what he described as a 24-hour version of the challenge on Monday.The California DMV apparently did not anticipate this scenario enough to include it in their online list of “Things You Must Not Do” while driving, but it’s unclear whether this is legal.
The sponsored videos show Paul and Le clicking on a variety of mystery boxes looking to win top prizes.Within 24 hours, he and Paul were facing callout videos from Ethan Klein, Kavos and, perhaps most damaging, PewDiePie, who named the sponsorship as an “oopsie,” and called promoting the website “a bad idea in general,” especially considering both Le and Paul have young fans.Le told viewers they should do additional research for themselves, but stood by his former videos winnings.Le’s video put forward designer shoes like Nike’s Air Max 97 Off-White Black ($835) as a possible prize, but a Mystery Brand buyer who nominally won a designer hoodie said they actually received “a fake Bape shirt.” According to the post, Mystery Brand “said that they also had ‘unbranded items’ with authentic items,” which neither Le or Paul ever spoke about.Buyers report receiving fake tracking numbers after a purchase, or simply never receiving products for months after winning.It is still in work since almost that day, so for me, this is a huge scam!”
The 7-year-old Ryan of YouTube's Ryan ToysReview made $22 million in revenue last year from his YouTube account, according to Forbes.Surely the envy of elementary-school kids worldwide, the young YouTube star reviews new toys in videos that his family produces.1 spot this year on Forbes' annual list of the highest-earning YouTube accounts, up from No.1 on Forbes' annual list of YouTube stars who are making the most money.A family-run YouTube channel, Ryan ToysReview generated about $22 million in pretax income from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018, according to Forbes, up from $11 million the year prior.The raw estimate of $22 million put Ryan ToysReview just ahead of controversial star Jake Paul (who banked $21.5 million).
Youtuber Jake Paul is sort of like Gen Z’s Johnny Knoxville—if, in between ill-advised stunts, Johnny Knoxville rapped about how you should buy his merch and spit on his girlfriend on camera.To a devoted audience of tweens, he is their universe.It’s morphed from a composite of silly (sometimes racist) sketches, to an equally dark period of making “cakes” out of oozing piles of fast food to what it’s become in the last three months: a vehicle for YouTube’s version of investigative reporting, complete with multipart documentaries deep-diving into the lives of YouTube’s most controversial stars.He’s profiled people like Jeffree Star and Tana Mongeau, with the kind of access only Dawson is likely to get.Through this meandering gaze the series tackles America’s thorniest cultural issues, from the outrage-driven tendency to outcast social media celebrities after a scandal to casual racism and toxic masculinity— while acknowledging Dawson’s own place in the attention-seeking streaming ecosystem.“But I also want to be doing shit on my channel that I find interesting.”
Speaking purely in terms of raw numbers, Shane Dawson’s eight-part documentary on the most notorious YouTuber on the planet has been a tremendous success — in less than 24 hours, the 105-minute finale has been watched 10 million times.He decides that he can’t handle Jake Paul — a creator who has been criticized for performing dangerous stunts, overly promoting merchandise to a young and impressionable audience, and abusing his former colleagues — in the same way.“I am way too nice, way too forgiving, way too loyal, and I don’t wanna do that this time,” Dawson says in the first episode.Dawson continues to hammer this point throughout his series, often playing up how tricky it will be to strike a good balance between doing his job as a documentarian and wanting to be the Nice Guy that empathizes with Jake Paul.Dawson’s stumbles are a consequence of his generally toothless approach to Jake Paul, one that has come to define the series, for better or worse.He does not ask Paul if he ever gave the brothers the option to say no, or if they felt pressured to agree to whatever pranks Paul thought of, no matter how dangerous, demeaning, or uncomfortable.
Shane Dawson’s coronation as the king of YouTube in 2018 is undeniable: whenever he uploads a documentary on a personality, it’s like the internet stops.Even if you dislike Shane’s style or approach, his investigations produce top-tier online gossip that no traditional media outlet — or YouTuber, for that matter — has been able to crack.Some of these issues lie squarely on the shoulders of YouTube as a company, but others have left the community reeling.Controversial incidents involving creators like Pewdiepie, Tana Mongeau, FouseyTube, or the Paul brothers have painted the platform as a whole in a negative light, and creators are being forced to reckon with that stigma.There are many explanations, but most focus on YouTube as a system, rather than the people on the platform.“I’ve been wanting to do some type of video about the idea that YouTubers have to have some kind of personality disorder, something right, to do what we do,” Shane says in his first Mind of Jake Paul video, which he uploaded late last month.
Every year, close to 4,000 marketers from across the globe make a pilgrimage to Cleveland, OH for the annual Content Marketing World extravaganza — the largest content marketing conference in the world.As CMWorld veterans, we want to help you plan ahead and get a front-row seat to the sessions that help you reach your marketing goals.Helping You Win the Content Marketing GameSince the original CMWorld, TopRank Marketing and its team members have been presenting at the conference to provide our expertise and help you drive better results for your business.In this space-themed workshop, you’ll join our fearless leader and Content Marketing Commander Lee Odden for an interstellar experience on how to effectively build content amplification into the before, during and after of the content creation process (rocket fuel not included).But, then again, people also spend hours upon hours binge-watching their favorite TV shows.
In December, Dom Hofmann, one of the cofounders of beloved looping video app Vine, raised the collective hopes of the internet—at least for a moment.He tweeted that he was going to resurrect his creation, which shuttered in 2016.In a statement, he announced that V2 is now postponed for an “indefinite amount of time.”“I underestimated the amount of enthusiasm and attention the announcement would generate,” Hofmann wrote.“The interest has been extremely encouraging, but it has also created some roadblocks.” Hofmann went on to explain that the larger-than-expected potential audience of V2 would require more money than he could front, especially given what he describes as "overwhelming" legal costs.Hofmann also already has his hands full with Interspace VR, a creative entertainment studio he founded.
He started his first company when he was 14, helping small and mid-sized companies navigate social media, and over the last four years, as he has built his marketing company, Youth Logic, he has worked with folks like Mark Cuban and brands like the NHL, Sprint, Awesome TV, NPD Group, and Johnson & Johnson, advising them on how to message to the youth.“A lot of brands understand they don’t know what they don’t know, and they’re willing to learn from someone who is as entrenched and is as good at it as me,” he said.There’s a lack of understanding of relevancy, and when I say that I mean they’re talking about things that they think are relevant to achieve authenticity.It’s called “We Beefin’.” The names of the songs, “Twitter Fingers,” “Holding It Down,” “Rest in Grease.” Like all songs that culturally make sense; the names are funny.The second category being ‘influencer’; so people [like] Jake Paul.And the third category being ‘cultural shapers’: Rihanna, Kanye, Ariana Grande.
In a video posted today to his channel, YouTuber Jake Paul speaks with survivors of the tragic school shooting that took place last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as well as state senator Marco Rubio, in an awkward and at times tone-deaf new video that he hopes will help “activate parents and kids within their own schools and communities.”In the video’s description, Paul “[vows] to be part of the solution and utilize my platform to raise awareness and action across the board,” but the execution is often clumsy and painful to watch.On his way to meet one of the students, he stares out the car window before noting that he just wants to “become homies with them and just be there for them.” When talking to a student whose shoes were visible in a now viral video from the shooting, Paul gravely asks “are these the shoes?Those are the shoes from the video?” Paul later promises to donate $25,000 “to help be a part of this cause,” but fails to mention exactly where that money is going.His tips about how to make schools safer are thin, including adding “check-in points” to schools where students can be IDed before entering a building, or advising students to carry around portable bulletproof glass in their bags.Rather than focusing on stricter gun laws that control who and how people get access to weapons, Paul seems more concerned with pictures of guns on social media.
Choosing a far-fetched career path isn’t new.From a young age, many of us aspired to be actors, pop stars, or professional athletes.In a British survey last year, one in three children professed a desire to be full-time YouTubers.That is to say, the children wanted to be the next Jake Paul, PewDiePie, or Zoella — internet celebrities making a hefty income by posting a steady stream of video content.And whether you love them or hate them, there’s no arguing YouTubers have become role models for the next generation.In fact, 96.5 percent of all vloggers never make enough to crack the poverty line, according to analysis by Mathias Bärtl, a professor at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
On Thursday, Good Morning America aired an interview with Logan Paul, in which the wayward YouTuber explained again how he messed up and he’s really, really sorry for posting a video in which he gawks and laughs at an apparent dead body in Aokigahara, known as the suicide forest.He’s learned tough lessons and maybe it was all supposed to happen this way because now he can use his fame to help others.The infamous video, which was viewed 6.3 million times in 24 hours, was made during Paul’s trip to Japan.Turns out, Logan Paul's trip to Japan was problematic for many reasons pic.twitter.com/yhj2BYgk4G— We The Unicorns (@wetheunicorns) January 5, 2018In the month since, Paul has apologised about the suicide video on Twitter, apologised in a YouTube video, and released a public service video about what to do if you’re suicidal and how to help people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts.
I’ve been using one since early January — but with beta software, so it’s not yet ready for a full review.In fact, the Osmo Mobile 2 is less than half the price of the original Osmo Mobile.When it works, it works remarkably well.None of what I’m about to tell you is news to vloggers, but since it’s so cheap — and therefore might appeal to more people — I figure a little explanation is in order.Unlike the basic video stabilization hardware and software in your phone, the Osmo Mobile is good at making your pans smooth.The Osmo Mobile is like any camera tool — it won’t make you into the next Jake Paul (thank god), but it will make some things you shoot look better.