Subscribe To T-Series Please! And Why Not?

This post had been collecting dust for months in my drafts section. I was thinking about writing on this PewDiePie Vs T-series Youtube Subscription battle fiasco back in December 2018. The reason why I retracted from this a couple of times is that I never wished to make my blogs about entertainments stuff, especially I never wanted to write about PewDiePie.  If you have read my other contents and my avatar description then you will find out that I just casually write here about lame paranormal/metaphysical/intellectual/psychological topics. But my blog name is “My World“, so I guess there is always room for everything.

I do know a few things already before anyone points this out to me-

T-Series is a giant Indian Music label, they are not in direct competition against PewDiePie or anyone. They are just doing their thing, making music, making videos and uploading them in their YouTube Channel. YouTube is one of their many media outlets and only a small portion of their overall income comes from YouTube. The fact that PewDiePie is able to hold his position over them this long is a miracle and not the other way around. It is just that most of the western world didn’t know about T-Series or most of the other Indian music channels up until more recently. So thanks to PewDiePie! Because the more he cries about this subscription race, the more viewership T-Series gets from all over the world.

I know T-Series does not need my help or any individual’s help to promote their music to win this battle. PewDiePie is trying to use any help that he can get. T-Series does not even need to do a fraction of all these if they wish to stay on the top. So good for PewDiePie that people are coming to his rescue – it has become like that ice-bucket challenge type trend.

I also do know that most people are trying to support PewDiePie as an individual content creator against a giant corporation, and since YouTube was predominantly about individual creators. But honestly, if it was about another individual Youtuber (not Logan Paul or his brother or any other racist douches) vs T-Series, I might go with the other person as long as this person created positive contents free of negativity, racial slurs, and other garbage. In that regard, PewDiePie is a f**king scumbag. He showed traits of psycho/sociopathy frequently in his content (I do not know about his childhood background, so cannot narrow it down) with a high level of narcissism.

First of all his contents (even with a lot of added variety) is still pretty bland. It is tiring to see him in his !399 chair playing games or making animated meme review in fake American(ish) Swedish accent, and every once in a while accidentally (!?) blurting racist/sexist/derogatory remarks. I don’t have time to list all the resources here to show what I mean. All the 9 years old armies (Pewd fans) out there, you can easily find out what I am talking about. He is not necessarily that great. I don’t even know why people like him. He is entertaining but not deserving of his current most subscribed Youtuber position.

T-Series or any music label of a similar kind produce high-quality content. They add a variety of entertainment minus all the unintentional (but completely intentional) viciousness of people like PewDiePie. I am not Indian, but I find PewDiePie’s diss track on T-Series very offensive to all Indians (not trying to promote his garbage, hence not linking it). I know, even some Indians on Quora claiming that those lines in the lyrics are sarcasm, blah blah, etc and PewDiePie donated to some Indian charity to show his philanthropic side after dissing T-Series/India. But it seems more like a white dude trying to help some poor people from a third world country because obviously, he is not racist- he just jokes all the time!

I still would not speak about all these as I didn’t care. But finally, I have to break the silence after seeing Elon Musk hosting meme review for PewDiePie! Really!? I have huge respect for Mr. Elon Musk as one of the most innovative serial entrepreneurs of our generation. In fact, I frequently write about him on Quora. But a while ago he was sharing an Indian song From Eros Now on Twitter from The movie Bajirao Mastani. and now he hosted meme review for PewDiePie. I think we have had enough proof of how erratic Elon Musk can be from the year 2018. It could all be part of his business strategies- meaning, he does all these different varieties of stuff for more attention catering all kinds of the public and young generation, or he is going through some kind of mid-life crisis. People might find him dynamic, hip hop and cool- smoking pot on a show, exhibiting his love for anime/comics/game, etc, but I seriously find him childish and unsettling. I think this meme review thing helps his image more than PewDiePie. He is probably not even taking any side but doing this sort of things from a purely promotional point of view- at one point he is targetting Indians showing his love for a Hindi Movie song –spurring speculations about his next business move, at another hand he is hosting meme review targetting the huge 9-year-old army or PewDiePie fans (predominantly younger generation) audience. He wants to keep an image of the most “hip-star hop-star” entrepreneur that ever existed. Nothing is wrong with that, except it is alarming! Elon Musk’s behavior is worrisome. Again I am not linking that video, you can search for it on YouTube if you wish to find it.

But don’t worry, all the 9-year-old armies of PewDiePie! Just because Elon Musk tried to help, it won’t bring any significant boost to PewDiePie’s subscription number. Well, it did for the first few days, but the subscription gap will diminish and T-Series soon will overtake (if God is willing). In other words, this effort of Elon Musk will tank just like his last year’s effort of making an impractical submarine to rescue some cave victims (and you might remember his tacky fiasco with the diver guy calling him a “pedo”). When you do something purely for your own image branding purpose, it at the end helps no one, including yourself. Maybe Elon Musk already realized this truth that PewDiePie will be overtaken but trying to help him can at least make him look good.

So if a guy as busy as Elon Musk (who works 100-120 hours a week saving the world and mankind) can take the time to promote PewDiePie doing meme reviews, then why can’t an ordinary mere mortal like me spare a few spaces on her site to promote T-Series? I love T-Series, I grew up watching T-Series content. I will watch them any day over some gamers. Isn’t it enough for me to promote them? I know they do not need my assistance. But I will still do it. Maybe we can all do it.

Let’s start by sharing one of their recent songs. The beat is sick! I love it. I will share more in the next few posts.

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts below.

EDIT: Since I have written this post many things happened following PewDiePie vs T-Series feud. Long story short, T-Series just posted Pitbull feat Guru Randhawa song “Slowly Slowly” which is getting many views. T-Series is getting a lot of international attention. Check out the song below:

Is Twitter A Career Killer?

“Is Twitter a career killer?”– before asking this question we should try to understand why celebrities use Twitter? Well, perhaps mostly to increase their “brand value” or “individual value as a brand” by staying closely connected with the current affairs. Now, there are a number of tech entrepreneurs who either do not have or care to use Twitter very frequently. They might be considered old school but their establishments do not quite depend on their reputation or popularity. Moreover, some people like to stay out of trouble with media gossip by keeping their personal opinions private. We talk about “freedom of speech” but no one talks about the consequences of such a privilege. Giving too much information (TMI) through a continuous conversation or making bold frank remarks has caused a lot of people negative publicity in their career on public platforms.

Our “beloved” President Donald J. Trump is in the news quite often for being too impulsive and giving TMI on Twitter. However, (perhaps following the same footsteps) the person who has been completely insane on Twitter this year is none other than Elon Musk. No other CEO’s company finance depends so much on their own personal reputation as Elon Musk’s reputation does. His recent “pedo” comments and a false (rather unofficial) claim like “funding secured” for Tesla going private have been causing Tesla stock a lot of misfortune. He is almost losing his position as a chairman from the board as of right now.

And those are just two of the basic examples of his recent tweets. I am already assuming you guys have heard about the whole fiasco with him recently, so I’m not elaborating on that. But why is he behaving so erratic lately? It might be due to his workload. After all, trying to achieve too many ultra-ambitious goals simultaneously is hard even for a superhuman type genius like Elon. But it could also be that he is deliberately trying to get out of Tesla’s board. He is overwhelmed and bored with it.

I am not going to question his mental state or the reason for his recent eccentric behavior. But I think people are also putting undue weight on their personal conduct more than the service which he provides to society. Everyone is turning to behave police for him as if each and everyone is a prophet themselves. This is another perspective of the corporate monkey story where Elon Musk is the proven trailblazer monkey in town and all the old monkeys are waiting to drag him down with every opportunity they can get.

So don’t make a bad tweet today, the world does not have the capacity to hear your brutal honesty or crude sarcasm in the name of “freedom of speech”. And especially if you are a potential outlier, be ready to be heavily scrutinized by society.

keep calm

EDITING TO ADD: Despite having a rough year (2018) Tesla has proven to be profitable, putting all the naysayers to rest (well, at least for a while). I should say, this experience has been part of Elon Musk’s personal learning curve.