There is no doubt that YouTube is a huge part of people’s lives. It’s one of the largest search engines in the world and hosts a thriving community of people who create thoughtful, entertaining content. For gaming as a whole, YouTube Let’s Players have been incredibly influential in recent years and can sway a game’s popularity.
Because was are so connected through social media networks, even peripherally, it can be hard when the community loses a voice. Daniel Kyre, member of the YouTube group “Cyndago” and longtime friend of Markiplier, died on September 18th, 2015 after a suicide attempt two days prior. Cyndago has posted a message about it on their Facebook, which I would strongly urge you to read.
I have been watching Cyndago on and off for a long time after I found out about them through Markiplier, and I would never have guessed that Daniel was struggling…
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