Best of British: SprinkleOfGlitter on ‘YouTube Culture’

Louise from SprinkleOfGlitter made a very thought provoking video called ‘YouTube Culture’ where she discussed her views and thought about YouTube.

One of the points Louise makes involves the idea of idolising YouTubers and how uncomfortable and weirded out by it all she is, which does make sense, I think.

I myself haven’t been to a YouTube gathering, but after watching a lot of Vidcon / Playlist Live / Digifest vlogs (as well as hearing about the events through friends who have been) it sounds scary.

Don’t get me wrong, the idea of meeting my favourite YouTubers does sound amazing, but you’d think you were are at a Justin Bieber concert judging by all the screaming.

Don’t get me wrong, the idea of meeting my favourite YouTubers does sound amazing, but you’d think you were are at a Justin Bieber concert judging by all the screaming.

These conventions are for YouTube creators and viewers to have a chance to meet and enjoy each other’s company. Imagine how the YouTubers feel when they can finally put a face to a viewer? I’m sure 100 viewers (let alone 1 million) is an amazing sight to behold.

So why, then, should over 100 people scream in their faces? It seems kind of horrific, doesn’t it?

What we shouldn’t forget is the fact that YouTubers are paving the way for the younger generation. Being a ‘YouTuber’ would never have been considered a job 5 years ago, but now it’s becoming a respectable title. YouTube has grown into this massive community the same way TV, film and music have. Not bad, eh!

I only watch TV once or twice a week when my favourite TV shows come on, but YouTube is slowly becoming my primary source of entertainment.

Am I bored? YouTube. Do I want to learn how to do a smokey eye? YouTube. Am I studying and want background noise? YouTube. Is there something I’ve been waiting for to come on and watch for a few days? YouTube. For myself and millions of other online obsessives, TV is being replaced by YouTube.

So why, then, should over 100 people scream in their faces? It seems kind of horrific, doesn’t it?

I suppose YouTubers becoming more known, or even “famous”, is kind of inevitable. Some of these YouTubers have more viewers than some TV shows, which is crazy! I may not “idolise” these YouTubers as such, but there’s no doubt I am inspired by them. These people are creating their own empires and starting businesses at such a young age.

Some of them get discovered through YouTube to do what they have dreamed of doing. There are make-up artists, photographers, cinematographers, musicians, gamers, scientists etc. YouTube is a market for everyone.

I remember a few years ago when YouTubers would have meet ups at parks and all you could see was people enjoying each other’s company, not screaming at the content creators.

I think what we all need to do is stop yelling at all these YouTubers and simply enjoy their stuff and get inspired by it.

This post was written by Tube Chum’s Online Writer, Asha Ali.

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