Spotting a YouTube Desperado

In a world where Facebook, YouTube, and other social media become a common platform for people all over the world to communicate, comes a new breed of internet citizen which you yourself might have encountered in your sojourn within the world wide web. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the YouTube desperado.

How do you spot a YouTube desperado? Here are the common symptoms:

Unusually huge volume of requests from a single person

Have you ever been barraged by requests for YouTube likes and YouTube views by some person or group? These are the kinds who will likely exhaust resources and methods just to bring in YouTube subscribers in their channels. Sending links of their channels to everyone in their directory or people they do not even know is just the first step in the ladder of desperation. Talk about shoving something down your throat.

But wait, there is more.

Unsolicited promotions in videos with rising views

Try observing videos with rising popularity in YouTube. While everyone else is discussing the YouTube service, the video itself, or the artists involved, there are users bound to spring out of nowhere carrying their off-topic comments which usually have their own video links trailing behind. It is a good thing if the comment section has a lot messages coming in so that their comments will just be drowned in oblivion.

These days, however, the desperadoes have a counter-attack.

Using fake accounts for initial YouTube subscribers, likes, or views

Do not underestimate a desperado. Have you ever wondered why their irrelevant comments even have not one but eleven user thumbs up? That is because it is just easy to make phantom accounts in the internet nowadays. Phantom users are in Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and basically everywhere. To prevent their link-ridden comments from tumbling down the bottom of the comments section, they utilize these fake accounts to like their comments. Once a substantial number of “thumbs-up” is reached, the comment will “hover” for a certain period on the Top Comments segment of the YouTube page.

Those kinds of comments are eyesores, but we have not seen anything yet.

Paying to do them all

This description is the epitome of being a YouTube desperado. They pay people to make those fake accounts. They buy likes. They buy views. Basically, they pay, just to get your attention. A lot of people can get carried away with the bandwagon mentality. If they create a scenario that will lead real users to believe that their videos or channels are hot stuff, they might start hoarding in real likes and real followers.

What should you do when you meet these people in the internet scene? The best way to shut down attention hoarders is simply to ignore them. If they persist (they usually do), you can just report them or flag them as spam. youtube likes

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