Isit just me or are youtube videos getting longer?

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24 Jan 2024, 7:23 am

Right now on my recommendation page there are videos ranging from 40 minutes to 3+hours, a good majority of them are an hour long.

I feel like videos have been getting longer since 2020 but I'm not sure if it's just me.



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24 Jan 2024, 7:24 am

I don't know. I wouldn't normally watch a Youtube video that long.

If I watch a video that long, it's usually on my television which doesn't have Youtube.



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24 Jan 2024, 3:12 pm

nope...its not like that for me


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24 Jan 2024, 3:16 pm

jamie0.0 wrote:
Is it just me or are youtube videos getting longer?



And dumber.

YouTube how-to videos are the worst, made by lazy people who can't put together an intelligent text-based presentation.


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31 Jan 2024, 9:48 pm

I've noticed that some YouTube videos are getting longer. There are some videos that are also a waste of time because all the creator does throughout the video is small talk and they never get to the topic.


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11 Apr 2024, 4:09 pm

alot of it is to make time for live reads which is very annoying, even 10 minute video ends being just 5 minutes because the content creator has shout our their sponsor



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12 Apr 2024, 12:29 pm

Maybe it's just that everyone's attention span is getting shorter.


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18 Apr 2024, 8:13 pm

There are video game longplays that are 13 hours long.


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19 Apr 2024, 9:05 am

I saw a 16 hour Miitopia video


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19 Apr 2024, 11:42 am

I've heard the Youtube algorithm favors longer form content. If you can get someone to watch ten minutes rather than two minutes, your videos get recommended more.



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20 Apr 2024, 1:30 am

The length doesn't bother me, but the "Are you still watching?" prompt does get super annoying.


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20 Apr 2024, 2:22 am

jamie0.0 wrote:
Is it just me, or are YouTube videos getting longer?
The ever-increasing amount of stupid content just makes it seem like they are getting longer.


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20 Apr 2024, 9:11 am

I preferred Youtube when it was less commercial/corporate and there was more unique and inspiring content by users on there.

Now content seems to be more about monetizing a video more than anything else.