You are exactly correct. I really thought 255,000 Youtube subscribers would equate to about 50,000 votes but 35,000 was enough to get her in. Hard working girl like Akari deserves Senbatsu ranking. The other girls in AKB have to take notice of what Youtube popularity can do for any member. If I was an agent for any of these girls, I would beg them to make use of any talent or expertise they may have (make-up advice, cooking, travel, etc.) and get on Youtube. It could change their entire professional life in show business and beyond.