Two weeks ago PewDiePie, the world's most popular YouTuber, announced he was quitting the service. Four days later Casey Neistat, one of the fastest rising stars over the last two years, said he was ending his daily vlog. Imagine Beyoncé and Taylor Swift both declaring in the span of a few days that they were taking a sabbatical from music.
PewDiePie's retirement from YouTube was very short-lived. Turns out he was just off shooting his web series, Scare PewDiePie. He wanted to practice kung fu and ride a motorcycle instead of making dick jokes, and who can blame him? Meanwhile Neistat — along with his crew from Beme — collected a cool $25 million to build a new digital venture with CNN; he isn't letting the cable news network take over his YouTube channel and he plans to continue posting videos. He even posted one this week, a travel vlog of his time in Vietnam with his son.