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User Info: Faiyez

Faiyez
2 months ago#11
Linus has succumbed to the clickbait thumbnail with funny face approach.
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User Info: wizardmon

wizardmon
2 months ago#12
Faiyez posted...
Linus has succumbed to the clickbait thumbnail with funny face approach.

The YouTube algorithm actually favors that though, I mean have you seen the trending page or any of the videos that the youtube analyst matpat did revealing just how much more discoverable videos that have this compared to those without are?

As a youtube based business, Linusmediagroup would be insane to not do this.
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User Info: Knighted Dragon

Knighted Dragon
2 months ago#13
I liked Linus a lot back in the day, I still usually use him as my go to for reviews and such. But he's way more click bait now days, and is more and more of a shill as time passes
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User Info: wizardmon

wizardmon
2 months ago#14
Knighted Dragon posted...
more and more of a shill as time passes

Care to explain?

He's only ever done one sponsored video for Nvidia, and in the latest AMD video he calls them out for the whole Vega frontier debacle stating that he felt cheated as a customer and suppressed as a media outlet over that whole botched release. He also continuously and repeatedly calls out AMD, Intel, and Nvidia on the WAN show going over everything they do to f*** over their customers.

Paid shills don't really act that way IMO.
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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
2 months ago#15
wizardmon posted...
Faiyez posted...
Linus has succumbed to the clickbait thumbnail with funny face approach.

The YouTube algorithm actually favors that though, I mean have you seen the trending page or any of the videos that the youtube analyst matpat did revealing just how much more discoverable videos that have this compared to those without are?

As a youtube based business, Linusmediagroup would be insane to not do this.


Which is why I can't stand the majority of Youtube channels/Youtubers with their clickbait thumbnails/titles and grating "personalities".
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User Info: Nintendo_Porn

Nintendo_Porn
2 months ago#16
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User Info: Ave07

Ave07
2 months ago#17
He isn't a bad source when you need information on PC information.
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User Info: ClunkerSlim

ClunkerSlim
2 months ago#18
wizardmon posted...
Knighted Dragon posted...
more and more of a shill as time passes

Care to explain?

He's only ever done one sponsored video for Nvidia, and in the latest AMD video he calls them out for the whole Vega frontier debacle stating that he felt cheated as a customer and suppressed as a media outlet over that whole botched release. He also continuously and repeatedly calls out AMD, Intel, and Nvidia on the WAN show going over everything they do to f*** over their customers.

Paid shills don't really act that way IMO.

He does refer to his job as a “media influencer.” So that kind of tells you were his head is at. And sometimes I wonder that if SquareSpace wasn’t a sponsor if he’d ever recommend that service at all. Overall I feel like he’s probably pretty honest.

I wouldn’t take his advice on building anything though. Seriously, I’ve never seen them build anything that didn’t turn into a pile of junk, whether it’s Luke gluing actual rocks inside his PC or that godawful couch gamer table. The worst of the worst was probably the death-dungeon he calls a server room. Used blue jean insulation nailed to the outside of the walls and covered in stage fabric. Anyone who walks in is probably going to choke on the dust, trip on one of the cords, and end up with a nail through their hand.
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User Info: ValzacardX

ValzacardX
2 months ago#19
Good source.

My only complaint I've ever had with Linus is when he's trying to show off something expensive. He has multiple videos where he puts a bunch of gold chains and such like he's a rapper or pimp.

I mean can't some King/rich aristocrat get the point across for "Balling" and not you typical stereotypical Rapper/Pimp/Eminem wannabe?
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User Info: Nintendo_Porn

Nintendo_Porn
2 months ago#20
^ Unfortunately, he's only funny when he drops s*** if you ask me, and that makes me cringe.

Theorized that's what happened to the Razor Laptop that people claimed he stole.
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