Flushing the Tubes is ending 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 a video published on 1 September. He said that started Flushing the Tubes because he felt YouTube had gone stale and smaller YouTubers needed more exposure.
The aim of Flushing the Tubes 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 project’s Twitter account acknowledged all its contributors:
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 its end:
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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