YouTube's War on Subscriptions
So, right now #SaveSocialBlade is the number one trend in the United States on Twitter, and for a good reason. One of YouTube's twitter accounts has recently said that they were going to abbreviate every YouTuber's subscriber count, as long as they had more than 1,000 subscriptions (and this is rounded down by the way). They claim that they want to do this to be more consistent [consistently awful]. Apparently this number is abbreviated in most places on YouTube. So, to put this in a real world context. This is like, if a house had burned down everything but one room, YouTube went and burned down the last room instead of trying to fix the burning wreck. Because consistency is important.
This move is move number one million that no one is happy with, namely socialblade. As... this will also affect third party services like socialblade. They won't be able to do real time counts any longer. And now no one will be able to do things like have livestreams where they celebrate things like mak