YouTube spamming

Posted by joy


I was browsing YouTube tonight for that baby got back wedding dance video, which is actually quite hilarious if you haven’t seen it yet.

Anyway, there I was searching (view search results) and as you can see, that same video was posted multiple times by multiple people. Honestly, I can’t tell who was the original poster.

But I guess my question is why did people repost the video? My best guess is that people are reposting videos so they can get views especially for the About This Video text box and populate their channel subscription numbers. Are there any other reasons I’m missing?


3 Responses to “YouTube spamming”

  1. Devon Says:

    I’ve wondered the same thing. Why repost something that’s already there? Obviously the reposter either already saw it on Youtube or could’ve looked to see if it’s already there. I wish the Youtube search would filter out duplicates, or at least some of them and give you an option to show duplicates if you want to see them. Google news search or blogsearch does something like that.

  2. joy Says:

    Devon that was exactly what I was thinking.

  3. Shane Says:

    You would think YouTube/Google could develop some kind of algorithm to check for duplicates, like Devon said. Seems a bit too simple.

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