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#NotMyYouTube challenges creators to discuss issues facing YouTube

Taking YouTube's temperature.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Nov 29, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 11:59 am CDT

YouTube has seen its share of issues in 2016, and this discord has left many creators feeling reflective. 

The hashtag #NotMyYouTube was launched by creators Meghan Tonjes and Andrew Gunadie (aka Gunnarolla) to kickstart dialogue and act as a guide for YouTubers who feel a bit lost. As Tonjes explains in the initial video, the hashtag was a jokey offshoot of #NotMyPresident, but once it sparked conversation, they knew they were on to something. 

The videos asks 11 questions to get a temperature check on how creators feel right now, including questions about least favorite trends, how they define success, and regrets.

Tonjes tagged popular creators Chescaleigh, Anna Akana, and newly minted CNN personality Casey Neistat for their answers. Other creators have posted their own responses.

H/T We the Unicorns 

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*First Published: Nov 29, 2016, 4:10 pm CST