Showing posts from November, 2021

The Dislike dilemma

Recently YouTube made a controversial decision , that will disable the public view of dislike count which may look like this: - How it may look like after initial rollout - At which you think it may be not that bad as their initial focus is to stop harassment and promote more inclusive space to work and create on (based on this blog post ). The most interesting part is that we can not judge this decision fully as it is based purely on anecdotal evidence that they [YouTube Team] provide like in this excerpt: The YouTube Team,  Nov.10.2021 - As part of this experiment, viewers could still see and use the dislike button. But because the count was not visible to them, we found that they were less likely to target a video’s dislike button to drive up the count. In short, our experiment data showed a reduction in dislike attacking behavior 1 . We also heard directly from smaller creators and those just getting started that they are unfairly targeted by this behavior — and our experiment conf