Does anyone else avoid Gaping Soyface thumbnail videos?

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I do. Just on general principle. I'd rather watch something by someone else as opposed to hand over a click to these low T morons doing their best rendition of a pornstarlet earning her daily keep.

Whats worse is that its all over the place. Not just gaming but science based youtubers as well as other academics. Its endemic. I'm sure if an alien species were to look at us collectively via youtube only they'd think "No doubt about it, they're retarded" and then move in for the kill.

Wait a minute, maybe that already happened and this is a symptom of it?
 
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Analysis of billions upon billions of clicks has shown that thumbnails featuring a prominent face with an exaggerated facial expression draws the most clicks/views, therefore in order to draw in viewers, you have to gape (at least until you build up a following)*. Creators who want to appease the mighty algorhithm have to follow the trends it dictates or fade into obscurity. And so we're doomed to this until the trend passes.



*this also applies to porn :tpi:
 

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Are you trying to get clicks?

Just something I'd noticed had crept out of the gamer side of youtube to more cerebral avenues I frequent. Found it quite surprising as the idea of such folks gurning for a thumbnail is quite ridiculous. And yet they do.

Analysis of billions upon billions of clicks has shown that thumbnails featuring a prominent face with an exaggerated facial expression draws the most clicks/views, therefore in order to draw in viewers, you have to gape (at least until you build up a following)*. Creators who want to appease the mighty algorhithm have to follow the trends it dictates or fade into obscurity. And so we're doomed to this until the trend passes.



*this also applies to porn :tpi:

Yes, it does seem to be a race to the bottom. But like everyones heard in their childhood "If they all jumped off a bridge would you?" This lemming mentality is quite strange and it shows a very corrosive side of the net viz social impact that many would rather not talk about.
Anyone who believes soy lowers T shouldn't be taken seriously.
On topic, I literally don't care
I never said Soy lowers T but you knew exactly what I meant. The Soyface with the large open mouth is actually a symbol of submission of being lower in the social hierarchy among primates and the Alpha they're deferring to by default has higher testosterone ergo low T Soyface, if you want the drawn out explanation.


No, just you.

Seriously, why are you so concerned with other mens' testosterone levels?

Personally I'm not. Socially the downward trend of T levels and associated factors of masculinity have been on a decline for a while and anyone who is in the business of charting patterns and trends needs to keep up with all aspects and facets of this to continually win. Just another observation.

What is interesting is that this "Nu Male" phenomenon (and its counterpart of the Masculinized Woman) is seeming to become the defacto standard. This video captures the essence of the observation quite well:


Also amusing how this demograph makes up most of the noise you hear on social media as they're always outraged about something and want someone to do something about it as they tap angirly from behind a screen in their underwear whilst eating Cheetos.


To expand the scope of the thread, we're seeing a whole lot of craziness being normalized and even more interesting is how anyone who has an opinion that differs in any way shape or form is labelled a nasty person and attacked as the baying crowd of social rejects with net connections scream for more. Its quite weird really and hard to miss once you've seen it and it seems to be capturing more minds every day.
 

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I never said Soy lowers T but you knew exactly what I meant. The Soyface with the large open mouth is actually a symbol of submission of being lower in the social hierarchy among primates and the Alpha they're deferring to by default has higher testosterone ergo low T Soyface, if you want the drawn out explanation.
The entire idea of low-T and soy face literally came from debunked claims that soy lowers T. The social hierarchy is also just junk science and there's no such thing as "alphas" or any of the other groups. These are literally just memes that boring people on 4Chan latched onto and made their personality.
 

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I could take this to a whole nother level based entirely on whats in front of me. So much so that it would have you contemplating your existence in all of its forms and implications.

However I'm not going to, feeling so good today! Lets see who else puts together the super obvious pieces and sees what the puzzle reveals.

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Back to the thread...
 
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The only thing a PJW video captures is click-generating manufactured outrage. It's no different than the many "leftist" journalism sites his audience generally despises. He himself basically had to admit he made the "soyboy" thing up and that "it's just a meme bro" when people pointed out his own products contain soy. Also,
to continually win
...Win what?
 
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Who being man-children?
The men depicted in said videos, the middle 30 something age male, with a bald head or baldening, trimmed beard, wears glasses, always shown with an excited gaping jaw next to whatever product they are excited about, and are often married but don't have kids. Extremely obsessive over anything marvel, star wars, and nintendo. And always have a huge funko pop collection. I think the whole soyboy part was added after to show them as being effement.

I know several people personally just like that. It is a real sterotype, alot of them used to be hipsters which has fallen out of trend now.
 
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The men depicted in said videos, the middle 30 something age male, with a bald head or baldening, trimmed beard, wears glasses, always shown with an excited gaping jaw next to whatever product they are excited about, and are often married but don't have kids. Extremely obsessive over anything marvel, star wars, and nintendo. And always have a huge funko pop collection. I think the whole soyboy part was added after to show them as being effement.

I know several people personally just like that. It is a real sterotype, alot of them used to be hipsters which has fallen out of trend now.
I would think someone being a manchild has more to do with their mental maturity than what decorates their bedroom. Why does having a hobby/collection make a man one? If he is in his 30s and married, he's already most likely achieved full economic stability and independence (and thus can afford maintaining collections like that). There are also plenty of women who are passionate about their hobbies or have geek collections too, and no one ever calls them "manchildren" (I won't say "womenchildren" because that concept doesn't exist; this expectation that adults aren't allowed to have geek hobbies without being seen as immature is a specifically masculine stigma).
 
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