YouTube’s lately been plagued with an “unsubscribe” glitch of sorts, which the company itself has denied as existing or showing evidence of existence. The glitch is pretty straight-forward:
A user is subscribed to a channel and receives content updates through push notifications
The user views a video from a channel thought to be subscribed
The user realizes that the “unsubscribe” button (indicating an active subscription) is now listed as a “subscribe” button. This means that the user is not subscribed.
In our brief testing, it seems that YouTube may have some merit to its statements. Although the button reverts to its unsubscribed graphic, we were still receiving push notifications for channels thought to be unsubscribed. It seems that this may be purely graphical, as the channel content is still going out to users.
- Written by Catalyst | Created on 07 February 2017
Avid YouTube users have undoubtedly encountered the almost spam-like proliferation of the “1000-degree knife” trend, conquering sidebars for recommended videos over the last few weeks. The videos are almost content-less; the host, now a variety of desperate channels grasping at a clear break in the YouTube algorithm, heats a knife up (not to 1000 degrees) using butane torches. The host then takes the knife, cuts into some mundane object – a bar of soap, a soda bottle, a stick of butter – and films the process, all while there’s royalty-free music playing in the background.
And some of these videos are getting tens of millions of views – nearing 50, 60 million in some cases. The originator of the trend was briefly gaining 200,000 subscribers per day.
- Written by Catalyst | Created on 02 February 2017
Catalyst Mints is excited to announce a massive social media giveaway involving gaming accessories company, GAMDIAS. There will be 10 winners selected, and there are numerous easy ways to enter. This giveaway will end January 31st, so act now to get entered for some amazing free gaming prizes. 1st place wins an Omega Case of Catalyst Mints, equivalent to 175 energy drinks, along with a mechanical keyboard and other free gaming accessories! You can find all of our entry methods at the link below:
- Written by Catalyst | Created on 26 January 2017
Twitch and YouTube need more competition and alternatives. It is difficult to find the best streaming websites and determine which one should be used. Because of how powerful each has gotten, it’s become hard for smaller channels and upstarts to negotiate terms that are properly favorable for the amount of effort invested. It’s also just harder to get noticed, since there are so many content creators on Twitch, YouTube, and other major content streaming platforms.
- Written by Catalyst | Created on 18 January 2017