The project is finishing after a year and a half of promoting small YouTubers.
Jon Aitken, founder of Flushing the Tubes, explained the project’s conception and end in his video published on 1 September. He explains how he started Flushing the Tubes since he felt YouTube had gone stale and he felt that smaller YouTubers needed more exposure.
Flushing the Tubes’ aim was to promote small YouTubers as a grassroots movement from within the community. They created a playlist showcasing #LittleButLoved YouTubers – a hashtag they created which was used hundreds of times, even trending at points
As a farewell, the Flushing the Tubes twitter acknowledged all the contributers to the project over time.
AND HERE’S AN EMOTIONAL THREAD OF ALL THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO FLUSHING THE TUBES (go follow them! 😉)
— Flushing The Tubes (@FlushTheTubes) September 1, 2017
Mary Akemon, another one of the project’s major contributors, also posted about the end of the project on her twitter.
If you missed this yesterday, our dear @FlushTheTubes is coming to end. It was fun, thanks to everyone involved over the past year!
— Mary Akemon (@MaryAkemon) September 2, 2017
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