2005: Wow i can share a video and millions of people can see it, no gatekeepers, what fun!

2019: I burn out at 25 from working in a ruthlessly optimized content mill. I need to keep pleasing The Algorithm in order to eat and nobody knows how it works. The infrastructure of agents, contracts, overtime, etc. that protects workers in traditional TV production has been eliminated in favor of externalizing all costs onto unpaid amateur labor while Google keeps the profits.


@nindokag Hehe, I got a funny vision of youtube stars as renaissance courtiers.

Velvet curtains close on a vlogger in a grand castle hall. A voice booms

"The Algorithm is displeased with you!"

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