My Video Went Viral. Here's Why

My hypothesis is that the algorithm, rather than viewer preference, drives views on the site. As the algorithm shifts, various FRchannelrs experience burnout (as what used to work no longer works) and right now click-through rate is the key metric. So clickable titles and thumbnails are the only way to get a lot of impressions and hence views - they are the only way to go viral. This leads me to wonder which audiences will become most prevalent on the site and if there will even be a place for educational content. In the long-term, hopefully FRchannel is able to measure satisfaction through surveys and other metrics to ensure an optimal experience for everyone on the site.
Flipchart artwork by Maria Raykova
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  1. Wilson Vrieze

    Wilson Vrieze

    Il y a 57 minutes

    Thank you for doing this. By far the best explanation of the algorithm I've seen. also thank you for explaining some of your struggles with the algorithm without just complaining about it.

  2. Argamis (SilverComet)

    Argamis (SilverComet)

    Il y a heure

    FRchannel LISTEN: I Recommend THIS video. -> Lets help the A.I. working the algorithm, it may remember us later when it conquers the world.

  3. Destiny Fan

    Destiny Fan

    Il y a heure

    8:57 You just need to be a bigot. Though the common niches are already blacklisted so you need to do stuff like talk about mobile gamers being dirty casuals etc. stuff they didn't add yet.

  4. Destiny Fan

    Destiny Fan

    Il y a heure

    Same thing as market manipulation.

  5. Destiny Fan

    Destiny Fan

    Il y a heure

    They are pulling up the draw bridge.

  6. Destiny Fan

    Destiny Fan

    Il y a heure

    1. Find flaw in algorithm (Spiderman & Elsa) 2. Exploit the flaw 3. Once they clamp down on it find another flaw 4. Profit?

  7. Destiny Fan

    Destiny Fan

    Il y a heure

    I the past it was all about merit, now it's more like whatever tuber gets white-listed by Suzanne Wojciki

  8. Jo4nP4l4u


    Il y a 2 heures

    I think a good possible answer is that if CTR and watchtime are the main metric which leads to clickbait, a good correctional factor may be the like/dislike rate based on your number of viewers ( LDVR ). High CTR videos with low LDVR don't get to trending, high CTR videos with high LDVR get to recommended.

  9. veloc1tyTV


    Il y a 2 heures

    If you start using clickbait titles I'll unsubscribe. I like the idea of high quality content and therefore disabled AdBlock. But if you start low quality videos lile daily vlogs I'll not do that.

  10. OhanaOceana


    Il y a 3 heures

    1Sub for 2Subs❤💙 Amazingly Fast🙏💯🔥 I pray for success for EVERYONE

  11. maskof


    Il y a 4 heures

    Makes a video on why his video went viral; it goes viral too.

  12. Martin


    Il y a 4 heures

    First, this video is brilliant; it's a terrific reminder why your channel is so fantastic. Second, I want to encourage you not to think that asking your viewers to subscribe or ring the bell is "needy" because it really isn't. I've been watching your videos for years and I didn't subscribe until today. I hadn't subscribed not because I didn't like you or the content, but because a lot of everyday FRchannel consumers don't subscribe, and they certainly don't ring bells. My watch history and recommended content is almost exactly what I watch, and I've never felt it was inappropriate for my taste or interest. FRchannel knows I'm interested in 3 very simple things: Tech reviews, Vintage Restoration videos, and Science/Math videos, and that's pretty much all I see on my recommended page. Asking people to subscribe is akin to projecting a "hire me now" mentality in an interview; you're selling yourself, and you want the hiring manager to agree that you're worth it. Humility is good, no question; but humility coupled with a reasonable understanding of one's worth is even better. Be humble, but know you're worth it, and don't be shy to ask for your worth, or shoot even higher. That's how you'll grow. One of my all time favorite FRchannelrs is Dave2D...That man is humble, kind, thoughtful, funny, and informative; he has a cute catchphrase at the end of every video that goes something like this: *"Thanks for watching this video, thumbs if you liked it, subs if you loved it. See you all next time."* ... Not at all pushy or needy. Every time I hear it, I remember to click like and I move on. It works and it's incredibly professional. I really hope you see this comment, Derek. You're brilliant. You have a new long-time-watcher-turned-subscriber in me, and I also rang the bell :) See you soon!

  13. I am curious

    I am curious

    Il y a 4 heures

    Just don't ever lie in your thumnails and titles

  14. Mebibyte


    Il y a 5 heures

    Replace views with capitalism.

  15. mdr48371


    Il y a 5 heures

    I would like more videos about snails

  16. Natasha


    Il y a 5 heures

    exactly!! min 20 very true!! the road of hell was paved with good intentions! what we want is not always the best thing for us! this is the problem with so much freedom it will end up in chaos and anarchy. But still FRchannel is the best platform we have today. You can find so many different things here about anything...

  17. Reed Kuzel

    Reed Kuzel

    Il y a 5 heures

    I think he thought that this would go viral to......

  18. Vinicius Costa

    Vinicius Costa

    Il y a 5 heures

    I guess people should change. I have my subscribed channels and everyday look what was posted and those who I like most put in the watch later list. That way its not easy to be in this rabbit hole of FRchannel

  19. potterholic


    Il y a 5 heures

    Thanks for saying your channel name in this video because I've been pronouncing it like veritaserum from Harry Potter.

  20. darkaster134


    Il y a 5 heures

    Clickbaits are bad if they are misleading and placed on low-quality content. Do the best to defend your work!

  21. Akașșș


    Il y a 6 heures

    Does no one know that the subscription feed exists still?

  22. M3t41-B4N4N4


    Il y a 6 heures

    i never understood this subscriptions dont show videos from creator thing. Theres a subribribtion tab and i see all my subbed to youtubers on there the home page changed for sure but who the hell browses that

  23. Elliott hutton

    Elliott hutton

    Il y a 7 heures

    But i scroll through my sub box every day until I've seen all the videos or decided not watch them. Yeah i'll watch new stuff from the homepage but i don't need FRchannel to recommend me anything from people i'm already subscribed too. I click the bell for channels i want to watch straight away ahead of everything else, either as soon as it comes out or the first videos i watch when i turn my computer on.

  24. Matcha


    Il y a 7 heures

    Alternate title: man humble brags for 20 mins

  25. Marie Isabel Vermelho

    Marie Isabel Vermelho

    Il y a 7 heures

    As soon as I started noticing this disconnect effect, I just started bookmarking channels and checking if they have new content manually.

  26. Bloxer Gaming

    Bloxer Gaming

    Il y a 8 heures

    the funniest thing is that that video is being recommended to me on this page at this moment

  27. Essah


    Il y a 8 heures

    regarding suggestions on improvement: I don't know about you guys but I often have the same videos shown in my suggestions for days and days and days. Videos that I am not at all interested in. The Suggested list should be way more dynamic so that any video that was not clicked by the particular user after being displayed twice, is buried, allowing for other videos to get a shot.

  28. finnepower


    Il y a 9 heures

    I want to be able to customize the ten recommended slots. I would make 2 slots be an anti-recommendation, would make things more interesting.

  29. Languor


    Il y a 10 heures

    I can't fully imagine the nightmare it is to not use the Subscriptions tab on FRchannel. This video gave me a glimpse and I pity all users who are not used to that. Indeed I use the Recommended section, when I run through all my subscription videos. But to have only the wild jungle that is the Recommended section as platform seems like a nightmare.

  30. Cory Cunningham

    Cory Cunningham

    Il y a 10 heures

    Wouldn't youtube want shorter videos so they can push another ad at the beginning of the video and make more money, In my watching of FRchannel not many videos have ads in the middle somewhere so shorter means more ads

  31. Jay -

    Jay -

    Il y a 11 heures

    I bookmark all my subscriptions and categorise them in folders, a bit OCD and bit of a reminder of who I watch and want to catch up on. (youtube please build this in)

  32. AesirWolf


    Il y a 11 heures

    Am I the only one that thinks he looks a lot like Ben Affleck hahaha

  33. Shell-Martijn


    Il y a 11 heures

    Thanks for this video! I've learned a lot.

  34. you tou

    you tou

    Il y a 12 heures

    I only watch my subscriptions feed, and I ukfing hate clickbaits

  35. What about it!?

    What about it!?

    Il y a 12 heures

    Bell activated. Great video. I am just starting my FRchannel Channel and didn't even knwo about the upcoming chanbe with CTR. Fun Fact: the video was not presented to me by youtube. I saw it on your twitter. ;) Have a great day and don't ever burn out. Your videos are great.

  36. GeezR


    Il y a 13 heures

    Now that you made me aware of it, I can say that I seldom see new vids from subscriptions. And the comparison to journalism is spot on, it's all about clicks and sensational headlines. It's sad that its come to this.

  37. Realshi


    Il y a 14 heures

    And of course if I see this video I watched that one

  38. Ahmad Hasan

    Ahmad Hasan

    Il y a 15 heures

    I'm Loving the Celestron Mount the background! had no clue Derek did astrophotography!



    Il y a 15 heures

    Great video very interesting.

  40. Nico Steiner

    Nico Steiner

    Il y a 15 heures

    This theory and the advices derived from it sound very similar to the discussions we had about the Google Search algorithm and how to attrackt clicks for your snippet in the SERPs. Because Search is leading in Google business, being always some few years ahead of other platforms like FRchannel, you might want to have a look at the current state of SEO discussions to get a climpse of what the next changes for FRchannel algorithm might be - when it comes particular to optimizing, manipulating and over-doing thumbnails and titles. This way you can become a FRchannel expert - because the future platform changes become forseeable.

  41. moon mission

    moon mission

    Il y a 15 heures

    Decent telescope in the back, check out the views I get with mine, they're better than you may think.

  42. Omni nulla

    Omni nulla

    Il y a 15 heures

    Is the subscriptions tab not working for some people? Cuz mine seems to be working just fine. Why is the bell needed?

  43. littleflower1826


    Il y a 16 heures

    An ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT VIDEO, THANK YOU! I'm getting ready to launch my own channel, so I have watched this twice all ready and I will watch it a couple more times, THANK YOU, EXCELLENT!!!

  44. Electric Maniac

    Electric Maniac

    Il y a 16 heures

    Now that picture at 7:36 reminds me of the situation, when some former boxer drew straight line through an observation and declared we are in an expanding universe. ;)

  45. Khajiit Hadwares

    Khajiit Hadwares

    Il y a 16 heures

    double standard on banning from trending channels that may swear/innapropriate, but public media and music doing the same thing, aokey.

  46. Cade C-Ops

    Cade C-Ops

    Il y a 17 heures

    low views = low quality, unless u are 5min crafts

  47. Random Dude

    Random Dude

    Il y a 17 heures

    Welcome to the youtuber class. Please take a seat.

  48. Daniel Carrera

    Daniel Carrera

    Il y a 17 heures

    FYI, my browser bookmark for FRchannel points to so that I mostly bypass the FRchannel algorithm and I only get the latest videos from the channels that I'm subscribed to. I find that I enjoy that experience a lot better because FRchannel is really bad at guessing what I want to watch. If I watch one video about some random topic, FRchannel will inundate its home page with videos on that topic at the expense of the things I am normally interested in. Click on a video about toasters .... FRchannel decides that I just became a toaster collector. It's crazy.

  49. itspeiyee here

    itspeiyee here

    Il y a 17 heures

    4:53 dramarama tati

  50. S.


    Il y a 17 heures

    I am fairly oblivious to what happens behind the screen when it comes to FRchannel content, but I think you should be careful with clickbait as an educational channel. I think the general audience for this type of content would scoff at clickbait and is less likely to click it to begin with, just for looking like clickbait. It may also harm your credibility depending on how deceiving your clickbait is. Again, I am far from an expert on this subject and a quick look at statistics can probably instantly prove or disprove my argument. That's my specific response to clickbait though, I just don't know howmany people here are like me.

  51. M_is playzing

    M_is playzing

    Il y a 17 heures

    Let me tell you the secret *His Every video goes viral*

  52. TOVITO


    Il y a 18 heures


  53. Nathan McLaughlin

    Nathan McLaughlin

    Il y a 18 heures

    lol it's literally the first video on the sidebar

  54. AuraKnightStar


    Il y a 18 heures

    I have never "rang the bell" on any of the channels that I have subscribe to and I have never ran into the situation of not seeing new videos appearing in my subscription feed. Am I missing something? Edit: I still don't understand click through ratio

  55. JO. San

    JO. San

    Il y a 19 heures

    one of my favorites FRchannelrs

  56. Jorge Jimenez

    Jorge Jimenez

    Il y a 20 heures

    "Oh brave new world, with such people in it!"

  57. Saadain Waris

    Saadain Waris

    Il y a 20 heures

    Great video

  58. George Michael Sherry

    George Michael Sherry

    Il y a 20 heures

    I am baffled by this video (which is probably a good thing). I must be using FRchannel "wrong" (that is, not the way it's "meant" to be used). Subscriptions are 90% of what I watch. I've been watching for 10 years, and at some point during that time they introduced this bell thingey (before that I think I was always notified of subscribed-channel uploads) and the bells were all automatically activated, and anytime I subscribed to a new channel the bell automatically activated, so I wonder what all the issue about the durned bell is. It's true that (if I'm remembering right) when I entered FRchannel my subscription page used to load and now I have to click on it, but that's a minor inconvenience. In 10 years I do not think I have EVER clicked something because it was "trending." But now about "recommended" -- that refers to the videos to the right of the screen or on the screen after a video is over, yes? Most of those are channels I already subscribe to. The others are usually closely related. Sometimes I click on those and find a channel I want to subscribe to; usually not. Sometimes I "surf" from one video to the next on a topic; sometimes I search for a certain topic but don't subscribe to any of the channels. Those videos are usually old; it may affect what videos I'm shown but it's too late to affect those channels metrics (if everything is based on the first few days after a video comes out). (Are you telling me every time I see a video listed to the right of the screen or on the screen after a video, if I DON'T click on it, that counts against it as a zero on the click rate??? They expect us to click on everything on every screen or it's a "failure" for the video displayed????) My point being, if I have one, where are these videos appearing that need clickbaity titles or enticing thumbnails? Why do people need to be attracted to them? How is everyone else using FRchannel? I come to it PRIMARILY to see what my subscriptions have uploaded today, SECONDARILY to view videos on a given topic, and ZERO to see what's currently "hot." I seem to be using FRchannel "wrong." Oh, and kudos for the oldest school old school presentation ever. This was from before overhead projectors were invented. That must have been a LOT of work. Well done. (And in case anyone wonders why I'm so late, I fell behind and am catching up -- which again shows, to me, the foolishness of fixating on immediate results. This stuff is up here forever.)

  59. Luke Bosworth

    Luke Bosworth

    Il y a 21 heure

    Love this video keep it up!

  60. ECHO李昶俊


    Il y a 21 heure

    Nice video



    Il y a 22 heures

    you're the first channel i've ever clicked on the bell, great great video!

  62. firas rouissi

    firas rouissi

    Il y a 23 heures

    go for it Veritasium, you need to adapt to survive

  63. Just Wyatt

    Just Wyatt

    Il y a 23 heures

    Also more people need to check the subscriptions tab

  64. Olivia Boules

    Olivia Boules

    Il y a 23 heures

    I think youtubes whole site could be redesigned, something that allows youtubes audience to navigate within its space more freely, the algorithms can often make me feel trapped in content because I like to watch a variety of unrelated topics.

  65. junkapassion


    Il y a 23 heures

    Amazing video

  66. River Otter

    River Otter

    Il y a 23 heures

    I’ve talked to a friend who I hadn’t seen in years, and discovered that FRchannel has basically turned us into the same person with the same interests, by recommending the same videos to us So even if we don’t see each other for months at a time, don’t talk to each other, don’t recommend videos that we enjoyed, the other has seen it anyway. Topics that have nothing to do with each other, from Mario 64 speedruns to video essays on the importance of animated media to a man trying to swim in a pool of shade balls. Whatever experiment that FRchannel is running is working, and I believe they have figured out how to pack me into a little box to turn me into a mouse in a maze. It’s why every time I’m in a comment section of a video that suddenly got five million views in the last two days, even though it was released seven years ago, I see the same other little boxes saying “Why has FRchannel recommended this today?” It’s an uncomfortable place to be in, to know that you’ve been reduced to a bot that FRchannel can send anywhere to promote a video that they’re sure aligns with your values. That I’ll never see a video recommended to me of someone disagreeing with me. But I guess that’s my role in this giant machine.

  67. Cha Miranda

    Cha Miranda

    Il y a jour

    Veritasium. Numberphile. AsapScience. All three I follow. ME: GOOGLE HAS BEEN STALKING MEEEEE! 😱😰 *mystery solved*

  68. Authentic Intent

    Authentic Intent

    Il y a jour

    Could it be you push the globe earth? You have a telescope behind you implying outer space is real? You make senseless videos that do NOTHING to advance a person's consciousness?

  69. Spearman


    Il y a jour

    I got hooked yesterday and have been flying through all of these videos. Take my sub!

  70. PastLight


    Il y a jour

    Its the same like competing in a corporate environment for a better position, you can start like everyone else at the very bottom, learn every single detail about your job, but unless you can make an impression, show that you are responsible and knowledgeable, you won't get hired, while the guy who only talks BS and can't even spell his job title without making a spelling mistake, spends most of the days chatting and picking his nose, will be able to BS his way up the ladder.

  71. adolfo rios

    adolfo rios

    Il y a jour

    Even the title of this video is click bate

  72. Mrplayers 321

    Mrplayers 321

    Il y a jour

    We should of trusted blue shirt kid....

  73. The Happy Face

    The Happy Face

    Il y a jour

    FRchannel just should ask themselves: What do we want on our platform?. Form the algorithm through that. Also make a "new" tab.

  74. Spring


    Il y a jour

    First of all, Excellent work on the presentation, I can only imagine the work behind it. Secondly, in regard to clickbait maneuvers, I normally hate them and usually I have nothing to watch on youtube because of the terrible content presented to me most of the time. The thumbnail works kinda in reverse for me. Thirdly, I think there could be some suggestions based on whatever god forsaken method FRchannel thought of and some based of a more random and loose method likened ONLY to relevance rather then to statistics. I got this Idea from a rated R site and honestly they have a better algorithm to give you access to half related content but not something different altogether so that you would enjoy more time there and more content which is less viewd/new will float to the surface.

  75. Crimson Khan

    Crimson Khan

    Il y a jour

    I felt worthless by watching this...which i should....after all ....i am just +1...that's^^.

  76. Angelus


    Il y a jour

    Don't know why FRchannelr complain about burnout like it doesn't happen with artist either.

  77. Robert Davis

    Robert Davis

    Il y a jour

    This just reinforces my personal distaste for modern entertainment as a whole. Facebook, Twitter, FRchannel, they’re all mostly the same creature: an engine for making money via ads by appealing to the most basic, irrational human nature. By default we are pretty simple, and our sophisticated understanding of ourselves has allowed us to very easily exploit that simplicity to make people mindlessly happy. The real issue, in my mind, is that your average person just wants to “unwind” and tune out, which leads to the primal, lazy side of the brain getting first dibs on how to spend free time. And we’ve known for many decades that that primal brain wants sensationalism, novelty, and everything that “clickbait” represents. It was only a matter of time before it became easy enough to automate the process and widely distribute it, thereby allowing it to reach to the profound level it is at now. A sad situation, but as Derek implies, an inevitable one. Thank you for your quality content and frank discussion. I’ll be tuning into to more of your videos as time permits.

  78. Aland Muhamad

    Aland Muhamad

    Il y a jour

    Actually i came here because of the thubmnail

  79. Casper G

    Casper G

    Il y a jour


  80. Jean-Mouloud Eristoff

    Jean-Mouloud Eristoff

    Il y a jour

    You really broke down how youtube works and explained it very well ! Thank you ! I'm happy I've watched it



    Il y a jour

    Ok..who is mister beets?



    Il y a jour

    I think Captn Disillusion needs more views..

  83. SuperJarren


    Il y a jour

    Maybe I'm stupid, but as a viewer, the more clickbaity and/or sensational the title and thumbnail, the less I'll want to initially click on it, and I'll end up giving it less watch time. The more a youtuber does stuff like that, I respect them less, and I don't want to watch their videos as much. I've stopped watching multiple different channels because they kept using annoying titles and thumbnails. It just makes you look stupid. Imo, your title and thumbnail should accurately portray what the content is. That way the people who click through will genuinely want to watch it, and they're more likely to want to watch your backlog. I get that the algorithm is a powerful force, but viewers don't give a crap about the algorithm. We care about genuinely good content, titles and thumbnails.

  84. Mark D

    Mark D

    Il y a jour

    "Millions of black balls is going to be the thing that rises to the surface". I like the double entendre.

  85. royakuma


    Il y a jour

    In my opinion, all top videos with max satisfaction are the ones a bit sad, and makes me think and rethink for a while. This is very personal to me. But I can feel this subtle but lingering sadness in this video, which makes me think again and again

  86. AngelOfGaming


    Il y a jour

    I wish there were more varied ways of finding new videos on FRchannel. Like a tab for channels with low levels of viewers where you can find new youtubers or some other similar tools.

  87. Kamal Kumar

    Kamal Kumar

    Il y a jour

    What about VSauce video with no title and thumbnail

  88. Amel B

    Amel B

    Il y a jour

    look at crazy russian hacker he has 11 mil subscribers an not even a 1 mill views by video

  89. Sparksy Cat

    Sparksy Cat

    Il y a jour

    You really need to do a TED Talk

  90. John Donaldson

    John Donaldson

    Il y a jour

    Click bait = here it comes....

  91. Sparksy Cat

    Sparksy Cat

    Il y a jour

    I subbed because of that video

  92. Mihaela Ciobanu

    Mihaela Ciobanu

    Il y a jour

    I always go to my subscriptions tab and I see all of your videos and the videos of the channels that I'm subscribed to. I never even look at the home page because the videos are not that relevant.

  93. Reno Rahadiansyah

    Reno Rahadiansyah

    Il y a jour

    educational ? youtube is more kinda entertaintment platfrom, there's another platform like skillshare, patreon etc...

  94. 7inrain


    Il y a jour

    My consequence from that whole clickbaity thing: Not only subscribe to High Quality FRchannelrs like you but also enabling notification for new videos. Which I just did for your channel.

  95. Jonathan Tinpo LIU

    Jonathan Tinpo LIU

    Il y a jour

    RIP, this video was demonetized.

  96. Jonathan Tinpo LIU

    Jonathan Tinpo LIU

    Il y a jour

    Did this video just go viral?

  97. kevin Bee

    kevin Bee

    Il y a jour

    I'm not only viewing videos because of youtube recommendations. 1. Sometimes I search for something with the search bar. 2. I get recommended videos in social media (twitter, reddit, facebook) or afk. 3. I bookmark channels in my browser and occasionally remember to check on them. 4. Sometimes videos are embedded in other websites. These possibilities make titles and thumbnails less important. I'm not going to click on a Let's Play if I look for a cooking tutorial, a certain song, or a sports event, regardless of how the thumbnail looks. I'm not saying that the statistics are wrong though, if they show that clickbait matters. It just theoretically doesn't have to be that way. I can imagine that someone who gets hooked on a channel by clickbait won't come back if the actual quality is bad, but he will if it is good. Maybe Patreon and similar systems can help to incentivize quality content. Maybe the algorithm can be adjusted to give "likes" more weight. (Seems like they go in this direction with surveys.) Maybe peoples behavior will adjust. I think people click less on ads than they used to 10 years ago and they click less on top 10 lists, because they have learned that they will be disappointed. What about capitalism? Apparently someone makes enough money from me buying some products rather than others to finance FRchannel. If people buy more products because of qualified *reviews*, maybe they will be satisfied with less and cheaper products, which would leave them with more money to directly spend on media(?).

    • kevin Bee

      kevin Bee

      Il y a jour

      Also: - Recommending only successful videos sounds bad, because newcomers have no chance. No variety. Everyone will be trained to think the same way. - Recommending unsuccessful videos sounds equally bad. This is not a paradox - it's a balancing problem. The solution is the concept of "serendipity". The optimal recommendation system has to include *some* amount of unsuccessful videos.

  98. NordriOfUthgard


    Il y a jour

    I'm having a really hard time imagining Mr. Beast being even somewhat serious and knowledgeable about anything. Kinda sad. The subject matter of this video is incredibly interesting though, even for a person only veeeery faintly interested in joining the game themselves (i.e. me). I got here by explicitly searching for the video after it has been discussed in at least 3 other videos I have watched recently. The only useful thing I can add to the discussion is as follows: ALL REGULAR FRchannel USERS imho should consider a service similar to "Video Deck for FRchannel" ( You get to basically create your own feeds for specific content creators or themed groups of creators, that can be set to always show the most recent videos of the respective channels right at the top for you to check whenever you feel like it. You know how long the video is, which channel it's from, when it's been uploaded and it also displays title and thumbnail. Watched videos can be marked as such, you can put videos onto your "Watch Later" list straight from there and you can even do stuff with playlists on FRchannel so you're always on top of a running series from a creator you're otherwise not too interested in as long as they're maintaining the playlist properly. It has barely had any hiccups in all the time I've been using it (4 years at least, I think) and makes sure you never miss anything, even when the bell thing freaks out again and doesn't notify people. Wow, I realize this sounds like advertising now but I'm not affiliated with them at all. I've been using it for quite a number of years by now - it's an integral part of my daily online content consumption and I'm fairly certain I wouldn't still be on FRchannel as much with all the changes that keep happening and users missing out on new videos from their favorite creators. It would surely rank among my top 5 most useful and most used sites of all time.

  99. dansg08


    Il y a jour

    This is a great breakdown and expansion of things I've talked about on the internet for years, I've long said that for certain content types paid subscription models and the much more filtered "bell icon" subscription is hugely helpful and the only real way to bypass this whole system. Creators don't feel the pressure to algo hunt or be sensationalist by not having to put "what will get views" ahead of "what do I want to make", and viewers get to curate their own viewing experience. Really appreciate the content, been watching for years, no downward trend in your FRchannelr life cycle for me :)

  100. LordPecka


    Il y a jour

    Good news! Turns out, I also thought you are releasing videos only every few months. Turns out no - I actually watched all of let's say last 20, most of them soon after release - I apparently just enjoy them so much, it feels the gap between them is bigger :-)