I came across vlogging channels on YouTube in the summer of 2009. Blair Fowler aka juicystar07 was the first Youtuber I ever found. Her channel, as you may guess, consists of make-up tutorials, beauty tips and fashion. I remember watching her and her sister in the video one day, explained what vlogging was. So if you have no clue what it is, basically the term “vlogging” comes from the phrase “video blogging” – when people doing a blog on a video. I enjoyed watching her channel so much that it has become one of my hobby since then.
So in the class on the other day when we had a discussion about the growing of YouTube channel, I was totally agreed with the professor that it may growing more popular than Facebook in the future. Why? Because I know exactly how enjoyable it is to watch them. There are so many types of video you could ask for, beauty, lifestyle or even gaming channel. Then, one of the students from the course last year mentioned a statistic number of how much those channels have grown, especially the gaming ones, and then it hit me – the question of why people has spend so much time watch all of these videos. Because even though I am one of the subscriber, I have to admit that some of them are quite pointless.
I went back to search for statistic information and found that the top rank channel whose hold the largest audience is actually gaming channel. I don’t get it. I mean watching gaming video is not the same as watching beauty channel, is it? It kind of contributes a different feeling. I immediately opened up a new tap, typed in YouTube site, went straight to that channel and watched …and still don’t get it. I didn’t even finish the whole video. Why do people like to watch others playing games instead of playing by themselves? Wouldn’t it be more fun?
Now that I come back to think about myself, other than it is a thing that I like, I found that I enjoy those beauty/fashion tips videos because I attached to the person who makes the videos. I have been followed them for too long that I have to keep watching them every week. It’s like a TV series programmes. However, with the gaming videos you can hardly see the vloggers anyway. So if you are one of the subscribers, comment below why do you think it is so popular and fun to watch? If you’re not, I think it’s worth your time to go watch them and maybe share your thought here.
Statistic information : http://www.socialbakers.com/statistics/youtube/channels/
Blair Fowler channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/juicystar07
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