Just spent some time browsing through UTubeDrama.com via the internet archives (as the website is no longer online).
It’s amazing how irrelevent most of the people mentioned in 2007/2008 now are…
Some people that are mentioned are still here: sxephil is mentioned a lot cause of his ToS violating boob thumbnails, Charlie is mentioned as being the reason fiveawesomeguys has 8,000 subscribers (which, believe it or not, was a lot back then). fiveawesomeguys also shouldn’t be monetised according to the dear Trevor Rieger, because it’s a collab channel and should be about community…
Then I stumbled upon December 18 (It hink 2007) and the Project for Awesome is mentioned.. not by name, but all Trevor’s blurbs are about how much everyone hates NerdFighters cause they are gaming the system by taking over the charts and monetising charity videos… bla bla bla
It’s amazing how no one cares about the fact that YouTuber’s make money off of YouTube anymore. Back then it was this dirty thing people did with their content, and if you did it on a crappy or ‘community’ video then you’d be crucified. Some of our favourite YouTuber’s indiegogo campaigns would have been considered the worst form of e begging.
Also the copyright issues are clearly visible.. The viacom situation was unfolding..
Anyway, everyone hates/hated UTubeDrama, and Trevor Rieger’s posts were very one sided and out of context, but it’s surprisingly addicting browsing through old news.