Here's what people think should have been in YouTube Rewind 2018

Sergio Cunningham
December 8, 2018

The annual wince festival, YouTube Rewind, which showcases all of the "best" moments and biggest trends of YouTube from the a year ago, has been and gone once again. And like last year's video, Youtube Rewind 2018 is already racking up thousands of dislikes.

The YouTube community has always been front and center in Rewind, but this year we took this collaboration to a new level. With over 51 million views and counting, Cobra Kai's debut episode, "Ace Degenerate", earned the eighth spot on the list, finishing behind "Portugal v Spain - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia - MATCH 3" and "Build Swimming Pool Around Underground House". But none of these show up in YouTube Rewind 2018.

Anyway, YouTube is happy to report that local YouTubers had their subscribers double in count, with a total of eight local channel having more than a million subscribers each. They did manage to shine a spotlight in the surge in popularity for K-Pop and groups like BTS who broke YouTube streaming records in 2018.

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Was this in YouTube Rewind?

Ministry of amusing was the only Singaporean channel selected for You-Tube's global initiative, Creators for Change, which highlights creators who tackle tough issues in society and make a positive impact globally. The 2018 video, which was released Thursday and is the longest Rewind to date, opens with an appearance by Will Smith (recreating birthday Grand Canyon video), and features celebrity appearances by John Oliver, Trevor Noah and Olympic skater Adam Rippon. Dawson in the past has also shared his dislike for YouTube Rewind, also.

- TheCyanHedgie (@TheCyanHedgie) December 7, 2018The level of entitlement in the 2018 YouTube rewind is so palpable. They work with big brands and big celebrities, and they represent the switch to a digital MTV that YouTube is trying to become. The high view count may seem surprising, but it was boosted by the fact that the first two episodes of Cobra Kai are available to stream for free, while the rest of the series is behind the YouTube Premium paywall.

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