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.

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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).

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2 thoughts on “Youtube

  1. I agree with you. YouTube shows unprofessional videos that are easier to relate to. Something a little more professional tends to be more informational. I use YouTube for quick answer and to stream short videos of my interest.

  2. Keeping Tyler Oakley and Bethany Mota in mind, what similarities do you see in their success? How were they able to make it past that threshold of just being a YouTuber, into becoming a YouTube Celebrity?

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