#12 - Hunting For YouTube's Saddest Comments

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 02:24 PM


YouTube's infamous for having one of the worst comment sections on the internet. There's no reason to ever read them. Unless you’re writer & filmmaker Mark Slutsky. Mark spends hours scouring the comments section on YouTube, and occasionally, scattered in the dross, he finds small poignant stories for his site Sad Youtube.

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Comments [5]

Larry Felton Johnson from Atlanta

Youtube comments are terrible, but there are a number of contenders with equally awful comments. The Yahoo finance message boards have long been unsanitary bubbling cauldrons of trolls and stalkers, many of whom seem to go without sleep for days at a time, posting at fifteen second intervals around the clock. Some of the political forums (Breitbart and Politico come to mind) attract deranged monomaniacs in droves. Certain subreddits on Reddit are downright scary.

So while nothing will depress me quite like excercising my five minute capacity for reading Youtube comments, they are not alone in attracting the sad, the lonely, and the creepy.

Oct. 26 2014 03:27 PM
Joe Mahma from Hell


I think not, and I don't in any way agree with that characterization of YouTube comments in general, but you guys feel free to define it the way you want so you can help shift the zeitgeist toward the ever increasing and overwhelming political correctness that's sucking the life out of our culture.

Apr. 05 2014 05:51 PM

Best tldr yet.Keep up the good work guys. I am feeling saudade.

Jan. 28 2014 04:55 PM

thanks you so much for this story. I'm feeling nostalgic about my own experiences and friendships simply because i listened to this segment.... Now I'm following Sad Youtube on Tumblr.

Jan. 28 2014 12:29 PM

Thankful for teaching me about "dross."

Jan. 26 2014 12:11 PM

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