I agree with you that amateurism is in itself a style and there is no better platform for this style than youtube. Youtube is an amazing platform that gives everyone a voice and a chance to succeed. Being someone who makes youtube video I can honestly say that success doesn’t always come easy but the fact that I get that chance is incredible.
Youtube is instantaneous and personal. People gravitate towards it for its DIY posts, humorous commentaries, advice videos, and an infinite amount of other subjects. What I think attracts viewers the most are the elements of amateurism. The lesser quality of a camera– in comparison to that in the film industry- the better. It gives the content a personal vibe instead of an intimidating one. Anyone watching knows that he or she can record their thoughts as easily and post them as instantaneously. In a community of people who have equal access to video communication, everyone has equal power (as far as the ability to openly share ideas).