YouTube, Social Talent & MCN News

YouTube Creator, Higgypop's blog posts about YouTube policies, creative processes, videos making, monetisation, and content trends, as well as social talent and influencers in general.

  • Live Halloween 2018 Special From The "Hell House"

    October 26, 2018 6:00 PM

    Paranormal Truth will be broadcasting live for two nights from a house that's said to be so haunted that it's been dubbed the "Hell House" over Halloween 2018.

  • YouTuber Alfie Deyes Visits UK's Most Haunted Prisons

    August 05, 2018 6:00 AM

    British vlogger Alfie Deyes has embarked on a tour of some of Britain's most haunted former prisons for his YouTube channel Pointless Blog.

  • I Almost Quit YouTube This Week

    May 05, 2018 12:09 AM

    This post isn't about YouTube's current monetisation policy or how they're handling it. I am writing as someone who runs a YouTube channel as a business about how changes to the industry have affected my motivation based specifically on the type of content I produce.

  • Lost Urban Explorers Think They've Stumbled Across Burlington Bunker

    April 11, 2018 6:00 AM

    A group of YouTube urban explorers recently posted a video making the bold claim that they had infiltrated the infamous Burlington Bunker in Corsham.

  • How To Get Around YouTube's 'Not Suitable For All Advertisers'

    January 05, 2018 3:14 AM

    YouTube as become a very difficult landscape for Creators recently as YouTube as introduces changes which automatically demonetises videos that it deems not suitable for all advertisers.

  • My Digital Year 2017

    December 31, 2017 10:00 AM

    It's been an odd but good year in my digital world. When the year started I had nine website, now I have just two. I've followed that old bit of advice, 'put all your eggs in one basket' - that's right isn't it?

  • Should I Join TopBuzz's Content Distribution Platform?

    October 27, 2017 8:35 PM

    A few weeks ago I received the first of many email invites to join TopBuzz, then the unwanted emails started coming in thick and fast. Did I consider joining? No, I would never consider becoming a customer of any organisation with such an aggressive and unethical recruitment campaign as this.

  • Creativity & Online Content Creation

    August 21, 2017 11:33 PM

    We don't have a brand, we don't have a name but we have a passion for content creation and online content distribution so we got together to talk about it. This episode is very much a podcast but if we continue then each episode will become more structured and I'm sure we'll eventually come up with a name for it.

  • Who Is Whitney Wisconsin?

    February 04, 2017 6:00 AM

    We’ve all heard of the teens who have managed to amass hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of views of their content, well that’s exactly what Whitney Wisconsin has done but her content is strictly NSFW.

  • Is ASMR Real?

    January 24, 2017 1:46 PM

    If you've never experienced ASMR, then you're probably a little skeptical about whether the pleasurable, tingling sensation some experience on their scalp actually has any science behind it.

  • 10 Worst Songs On YouTube

    January 11, 2017 7:42 PM

    They may be the most cringeworthy music videos on the whole of YouTube but you can't help loving these ten awful songs for all the wrong reasons.

  • How I Make My Potion Videos

    January 03, 2017 7:44 AM

    I thought I'd given you a perspective on my videos that you've probably never seen before and reveal the process of making one of my videos.

  • My Digital Year 2016

    December 30, 2016 11:38 PM

    2016 wasn't a great year, there was Brexit, Trump and the death of countless celebrities but online the last twelve months have been good to me. Let's take a look back at my finest online moments of 2016.

  • Casey Neistat Quits His Daily YouTube Vlogs

    November 21, 2016 9:42 PM

    Casey Neistat, one of YouTube's most prominent daily vloggers has announced to his 5.7 million subscribers that he is quitting video making.

  • 50 YouTubers In Mannequin Challenge

    November 14, 2016 7:55 PM

    The mannequin challenge has slowly been taking the internet by storm over the last week and now a collection of YouTube creators in London have come together in force to make the ultimate #MannequinChallenge video.

  • YouTube Overtakes Cable TV With US Teens

    October 20, 2016 9:40 PM

    For the first time ever in the biannual Taking Stock With Teens survey, YouTube has overtaken cable television with teens saying they consume YouTube content more frequently the cable broadcasts.

  • Views Of YouTube Live Streams Up By 80%

    September 05, 2016 9:38 PM

    If you're not live streaming on YouTube yet, then perhaps it's time to have a think about how you could make live content as over the last twelve months, the amount of people watching live content on the site has almost doubled.

  • What Creators Have To Say About YouTube's Tightened Monetisation Rules

    September 01, 2016 9:37 PM

    This evening #YouTubeIsOverParty has been trending on Twitter as many YouTubers say that Google's new tightened rules on which videos are eligible for monetization means the end of the video platform.

  • Google's Plans To Turn YouTube Into A Social Network

    September 01, 2016 9:34 PM

    This week it has been revealed that Google are harbouring to secrets plans to turn YouTube into a brand new social networking site to rival that of Facebook.

  • YouTube Opens New London Space

    August 23, 2016 9:32 PM

    YouTube has opened the doors to its new Creators' Space in the King’s Cross area of central London. The new space is bigger and much much cooler than the old facility at Google's offices in Soho.

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