This could have been a list post. This could have been a post which reeled off a list of uses for you tube, from the time at work when they took the radio away and created a YouTube playlist, to how my parents use it to find out How To’s and how kids all over the world watch music video’s, or how people will just show you something funny on a tea break. There is a use for everybody. I still have a watch later list on my account which I created years ago. It had this music video on there. Each to their own!
Anyway, enough about my (dodgy) music tastes. This post is actually about what YouTube has done for people. Starting with Charlie bit my finger which is the 4th most viewed ever, raking in millions (I’m sure) for a dad who just uploaded a video of his kids. If you haven’t seen it, you really probably should.
The next one on this list is Sandy Thom, remember in about 2006 she rose to fame with a series of videos promoting her music but 5 albums later, Sandy appears to have disappeared. there are a handful of other artists who have found fame on YouTube you can check them out on this post from Mashable.
I can’t be on social network with out seeing something by Dapper Laughs so he deserves a mention. The former cruise ship worker from Clapham has over 1 million followers and now has his own show which is currently on tour.
There are a million how to guides on YouTube which help people learn how to do their jobs properly, (I’ve used loads of Photoshop and Google videos, to get me through some difficult tasks! Of course, there are some fun ones too such as How to be the perfect women (According to Men.)
All of this, in round about way is “content marketing” which brings me on to the YouTube channel of skittles. Who just post video after video of random skittles related content. none of them are longer than about 30 seconds, but provide entertainment for everyone.
So from YouTube sensations, music replacements. How to guides, to adverts or just posting videos of your pets and kids, YouTube is the nations best way to procrastinate. Of course there are some bad uses of YouTube, but it really does give anybody a chance to get anything out there for free, well for now anyway!