YouTube vs. the World
YouTube has become one of the most popular social websites since it was first released in 2005 and has had many effects on modern language and culture. Many prominent YouTube partners, those who gain money by uploading videos, have their own style of video making to keep up their following, which allows them to make up to millions of dollars. Studying the various YouTube stars, such as PewDiePie, Annoying Orange, and HowToBasic, would provide an interesting insight into what YouTube is bringing into the mainstream culture.
This prevalent video sharing website has had negative and positive influence on popular culture. YouTube has produced instant Internet sensations, has promoted musicians and artists, and has given people even more power over freedom of speech. However, YouTube has also been an inducer of heated issues such as piracy, censorship, and privacy. Both the positive and negative occurrences have been the product of allowing people to simply post their own self-expressions in a communal forum. YouTube has been evolving popular culture and has changed the way the world has been able to broadcast personalities and voices.
Watching videos on YouTube has basically become a hobby for many different people across the globe making the website an essential part of popular culture. Video making and watching has become such a mainstream activity for both younger and older generations that those who do not know of certain viral videos, such as the Harlem Shake, can often feel left out of conversation. When individuals log on they can find anything that suits their taste accordingly; however, these videos have to come from somewhere and to gain a decent following they have to cater to the palate of worldwide viewers. YouTube’s logo has always been ‘Broadcast Yourself,’ so each YouTube partner and user is encouraged to bring something different into the website’s community.
Majority of this study would include watching YouTube videos...