A Youtube-Smosh Cabal? Apr 10, 2007 12:41:11 GMT -5
Post by milowent on Apr 10, 2007 12:41:11 GMT -5
elixir said:But seriously, something is up... As a rule of thumb I always think that if something doesn't make sense it's because there is lying/fabricating involved.
look at the change in the last day:
1:29pm Eastern Time April 10, 2007:
lg15 channel report: 91280 subscribers
smosh channel report 82574 subscribers
Difference between Smosh and Lg15: 8706.
This is a narrowing of the gap by over 1300 subscribers in about 23 hours time.
Smosh's channel includes the total subscriber number on it (like all channels do), but it does not include the box where you can peruse their actual subscribers. This is ideal if you are hiding fake subscribers. I just can't believe that smosh is gaining on lg15 this fast in a legitimate fashion.
ETA: some comments in the press about how smosh is not funny, as they won best comedy in the recent youtube awards. (Note, I am not saying smosh rigged this too, it's more likely they were slotted very high in the category in the default settings):
Boston Herald (March 28, 2007)
Best Comedy: “Smosh Short 2” by Smosh - Apparently, YouTube is devoid of comedy. Two teens from California created this, and well, we don’t care how they do it in California.
Glen Falls, NY Post Star (March 27, 2007):
YouTube viewers selected seven "winners" for the inaugural YouTube Video Awards recently. For results, go to www.youtube.com/ytawards. "Smosh Short 2: Stranded" video by Smosh won best comedy when it clearly did not deserve a nomination. It just wasn't funny. Videos "Mixed Nuts" and "Completely Uncalled For," which finished in second and third, were clearly more comical.
Australian PC Authority (March 28, 2007)
Like any awards show, YouTube's were not without controversy. At least one winning video drew the ire of readers and led some to question the competition's legitimacy.
Smosh Short 2: Stranded, the winner of the 'best comedy' award, was swamped with negative comments. Some users even went as far as to accuse the creators of stuffing ballots and paying YouTube for the award.