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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihGfOC6H4ow so in this video on Youtube, the title uses "世界に", yet the thumbnail uses 世界的に. What is the difference, why couldn't they simply say "世界に有名Youtuber" (they didn't use a な(!)?). Any explanation would be appreciated, thanks :)

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First, 世界に有名 is ungrammatical. It should be 世界で有名 as others say.

に as in 世界に注目されている denotes the agent of passive voice, in short, it means (日本のYoutuber)who is stared by the world.

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世界的に means internationally.
世界に means in the world.

世界的に有名 = famous worldwide/internationally
世界に有名 = famous in the world.

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    世界で有名 is more natural. – Yuuichi Tam Oct 31 '16 at 11:34
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世界的に means "world-famous", "international". 世界に means "in the world".

For example:

それは世界に一つしかない。 That is only one in this world.
彼は世界的なYoutuberだ。
He is famous youtuber in the world. 世界に有名 isn't natural.

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