- This is the post MrBeast generation.
- (FBE) So, we actually are gonna give you some
Apple products just for being here.
- It's an apple product and it's been used, too.
♪ (dramatic intro) ♪
- (Daws) I'm gonna ask you one question.
If you get it right,
- BigDawsTV. - I love him.
He's so nice.
- (Daws) You get a brand new iPhone 11.
- Ooh, I want one of those.
- (Daws) They just came out today.
- Is this real?
- (Daws) Who is on the $20 bill?
- Who is on the $20 bill? - It's Andrew Jackson?
- Who's on the $20 bill? Is it Andrew Jackson?
- That sounds right.
- Let me check. I forgot, too.
- (woman) Washington? - He's on the dollar bill.
- Washington? It's not that.
- (man) Is it Thomas Jefferson? - (Daws) No.
- (man) All right. - (Daws) Andrew Jackson.
- I was right. - Yo.
- I was right.
- (man) Thomas Edison? - No.
- Thomas Edison?
- (man) Not Benjamin Franklin. Thomas Edison.
- Thomas Edison again?
- (woman) Andrew Jackson? - (Daws) You're right.
- (Daws) You get an iPhone 11. - (woman) No, I don't.
- (Daws) You do. - That's insane.
- Why didn't I get to be on this video?
I knew all of them.
- (woman) Are you serious? - (Daws) Yeah.
- Okay, that's cool.
- It's a proven method for success on YouTube,
give away stuff that's highly expensive,
make that part of the draw in the title and the thumbnail.
You'll make that back with a million views
and that's guaranteed million view content right there.
- (ZHC) I bought 11 iPhone 11 Pro Maxes
and iPhone 11s. I'm going to customize them
using paint. - Oh.
- Oh, I saw this one.
- (ZHC) How much would I have to pay you
to take this off my hands? - I like giveaways.
- (ZHC) It's a custom painted iPhone 11.
- (man) And everything works? - (ZHC) Yeah.
Just got it from the store three days ago.
- I wouldn't trust him.
- (ZHC) I'll give you 100 to take it.
Are you gonna take the offer?
I'll give you 100 to take it. - No, what?
- (ZHC) I'll ask you three questions and if you get
all of them right, you get something.
First is some advanced mathematics questions.
- (woman) Okay. - (ZHC) What's three plus two?
- Eight, obviously.
- (woman) Five. - (ZHC) Damn it,
she got it right. - He just wants to give it away.
- (ZHC) The third letter of the alphabet.
- (woman) C. - She's so smart.
- I need to just go out in public and give stuff away
and get views.
- (ZHC) Last question, what's the color of your shoes?
- Okay, so these are obviously the simplest questions.
- It's the MrBeast phenomenon.
- This is the post MrBeast generation.
- (ZHC) Would you guys like to buy something?
- Yeah, I would walk right past him.
- If I was there, I probably wouldn't believe him.
- (ZHC) It's for sale. We haven't sold anything
so far yet today. - That is so confusing
- They confused. They confused as hell right now.
- Of course everyone's super skeptical like,
"Why would a person do this?"
- He dyed his hair green, 'cause he's made of money.
- That's true.
- I think it's fake, but then again,
he's wearing all Balenciaga, so maybe he just wants
to do that.
- (woman) So I just can keep this?
And I'll never see you again? - (ZHC) Have a good day.
- (woman) Thank you so much. - (ZHC) Yeah, no problem.
- Her friend is like, "Wait, why didn't I dive
on this first? What the heck?"
- (man) Are you serious? - Their days were made.
- (man) Bro, bro, what? - Aw.
- That guy is generous or he really wants views or both.
- They're just trying to get views,
but they're doing something good at the same time.
- I mean...
- I'm not surprised people are watching this.
People always watch something that they would want
to happen to them.
- (TechKaboom) We're asking seven different questions
about YouTube. - This is VidCon.
- Oh, that's over at the convention center.
- (TechKaboom) Who knows more about YouTube?
- (woman) I watch FBE a lot. - Oh.
- (woman) I watch FBE a lot. - Wow, plug.
- Wait a minute. Those were Smosh fans.
- Really? - Yeah, we met them.
- (TechKaboom) What is the most subscribed
YouTube channel? - Depends on what time
of the year. It's either T-Series
- (woman) T-Series.
- (woman) That would be T-Series as of March.
- So sad.
- (TechKaboom) What year was the first YouTube video
posted? - (man) Oh, it's the elephant one.
- (TechKaboom) He knows the video.
- It's at the zoo.
- He's not gonna know. - He's not gonna get it.
- He's not gonna get it. - Oh.
- (boy) 2005. - (TechKaboom) 2005.
Is that your final answer? - Yes, say yes.
- (boy) Yes? - (TechKaboom) The first
YouTube video was posted in 2005.
- (TechKaboom) Final question, okay?
What famous YouTubers-- - The Greens.
- (boy) Hank and John Green. - This kid is killing it.
- This guy knows what's up.
- (TechKaboom) The YouTubers who founded VidCon
were Hank and John Green. - (boy) Oh my God!
- That's pure excitement right there.
- (TechKaboom) Here is your brand new iPhone.
- (boy) Oh my God. - (TechKaboom) Nicely done.
- Aw, his reaction got me.
- I'd click on that, see people's reactions
to winning things. It's the same reason
game shows have been popular for so long.
- It's hard to tell with these. I feel like some of these
are just to get views and for no other reason,
but at the same time, even the ones that aren't
doing it for the best reasons, it's still not bad
and they're still helping people.
- People are giving them out, they're definitely looking
for views, but I feel like as long as the end result
is good, I don't really care.
- If a viewer already knows the answer, they have already won
in their hearts. It's like, if I was there,
I would have an iPhone right now and I wonder if there's
a tiny bit of a dopamine release, satisfaction
of knowing the answer and being like, I could've won.
- (FBE) So, all of the videos that you just watched
are examples of a trend that has risen lately
on YouTube where YouTubers are giving away iPhones
to random people. So, we really wanted you
to be able to participate in this trend.
- You're giving me a new phone?
- (FBE) So, we actually are gonna give you
some Apple products just for being here.
- (gasps) Really?
- No, you're not. What, what?
Is it FBE custom-- ah, yes.
Heck yes. 5C, heck yeah.
- An iPhone 5. You know what?
I love this. Thank you.
- Okay. I don't even think I've
seen one of these before. How can you beat that convenience?
Look at this handle.
- We're gonna get an-- - Oh, get out.
- We got an Apple 11.
- That's the new iPhone 11.
- Oh. It's an apple product
and it's been used, too. What, did you get this refurbished?
- Get out of here. - Bro.
- This looks like a cartoon bomb. - Apple watch.
- Why is the apple ticking?
- Oh. - iPods?
- (both) Thanks, FBE. - We are so happy and blessed
to be here.
- (FBE) So, giveaways in general have become a huge trend
on YouTube including more than just iPhones.
- I've seen people giving away money, cars, houses.
- (FBE) So often times, when a channel is able
to find success with content like this, you then see many
other channels doing similar types of videos.
As a YouTuber, how much do you consider current trends
like this when you are creating your own content?
- I usually don't follow trends whatsoever.
- We're definitely more focused on our brand and content
that we want to make.
- Not much. I feel like my stuff
is too niche and if I did something like this,
it'd just be like, what are you doing?
This isn't you.
- No, but I mean, that's just mainly because
I don't really make content like that.
I think it's possible for you to grow without following trends.
- The first thing we do when we see a trend like that
is find a way to make a sketch about it
and make fun of it. Not in a mean spirited way,
but you know, satire. - What's funny about this situation?
- The short answer is yes, we pay attention to trends
because that's what you gotta do as a YouTuber
even if that's not the content you're making.
We don't actually ever follow the trends.
We won't actually heat up a knife to 1000 degrees
and melt something through it. - Do a guillotine channel.
- But we'll make a channel where we actually build
a real, functional guillotine and chop stuff with it.
- The most important part of staying relevant on YouTube
is to constantly attract new viewers
because if you're just continuing to make the same
content for your same viewers without ever jumping on trends
that might gain new audiences, then they're slowly gonna
start fading out.
- (FBE) So as someone who's been on this platform
and has experienced the evolution of content on YouTube,
in your opinion, has it always been like this
where one creator finds success with a concept,
many more will make similar types of content
or is this something that's only started happening
in the past few years? - Oh yes.
Oh yeah, oh yeah. Constantly.
That always happens.
- It comes down to, "Oh, is that a popular thing?
How easy is it for me to do that?
Is it both? I'm gonna do it, too."
Harlem Shake. Remember the Harlem Shake?
- That's always been a thing on YouTube for as long
as I can remember and then it becomes
so overly saturated that it kinda dies out.
I think it's happening at a faster rate now
than it ever has, though.
- From the very beginning, if something starts
getting viewership, the entire world is gonna
bandwagon on it. That's--
and I don't think that's exclusive to YouTube.
That's probably been throughout human history.
- (FBE) As you probably already know,
a lot of YouTubers rely on brand deals to help
sustain being able to do this full time.
These videos, along with others, are heavily featuring well known
brands and products, but in most cases,
these are not branded videos. From your perspective,
are you concerned that this could lead to brands
not wanting to partner with channels if there's
a chance that creators will do it for free on their own?
- Nah, uh-uh. They'll still hit them up.
- I don't think Apple's been a huge YouTube partner.
I don't think it's gonna close any doors.
- It's kind of unavoidable that if a product's being
advertised all the time for free, a brand's
not gonna wanna put money behind that,
which kinda sucks, but you can't blame
the brand for knowing that they're too popular
to pay for that.
- I don't think that companies will shy away from people
that are already doing it on their own,
especially if there's a company that specifically wants
to get a certain item out. I think they'll be more encouraged.
- I have a feeling this is something that
the smaller brands are really gonna get into.
They'll go to YouTubers and say, "Hey, give this away
to eight people and then also show on there
how much you liked that product to help get the name out there."
- The brand would have to bank on you promoting their product
and that's not guaranteed. - It's not.
- They would wanna guarantee viewers and numbers
and eyeballs. If you're a business
with a whole bunch of money, you're gonna pay a creator,
a YouTuber, X amount of money to guarantee that your product
gets in the video.
- It's obviously a much safer risk free way to do it
if you have a channel that is established
and is likely to get the viewership.
I know obviously, that's how MrBeast is able to do
a lot of the mega cash giveaways that he does
is because a brand sponsor has already fronted
a lot of what's gonna be given away.
It's a risky play to try to make that your core
form of content is giving things away,
'cause you have to get the return on it
otherwise you're just hemorrhaging money.
- (FBE) So finally, back to this trend we showed you today.
If you were to ever do something like this,
how would you choose to challenge people
to get free items? - Oh, Harry Potter trivia.
- We always try to find a way to Smoshify a trend
of some kind, so I don't know if we would do Smosh trivia.
- I would put them through trials of wit and strength and courage.
- I'd probably be giving away Disney World tickets
or something like that, so I'd probably do
a Disney question, but make it super easy like,
"What kind of animal is Simba from the Lion King?"
- I'd do bowling or basketball. They gotta either hit
a certain amount of shots in a row or they gotta
bowl probably seven strikes.
- Dressing up alike, introducing ourselves,
and then asking them if they know who's who--
remember who's who. - Oh.
- And if they get it right, they get the iPhone.
- I'd probably ask them a very complicated question
that actually had a very simple answer.
If the Earth makes one full, complete rotation
once per day, how many rotations does the Earth
make in an entire standard year? Answer below to win
a free iPad XR Pro Nano.
- Thanks for watching this episode of YouTubers React.
- Subscribe to all the YouTube creators in this episode.
- Links are down below.
- What do you think about this trend?
- Please, let us know in the comments.
- (both) Bye.
- Hey everybody, Lauren, producer here at FBE.
Thank you so much for watching this episode and thank you
to all the YouTubers who came in and shot with us today.
If you wanna check any of them out, their links
are gonna be down in the description.