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Old 09-17-2014, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This thread was somewhat inspired by Vanilla's thread

http://www.musicbanter.com/lounge/78...im-famous.html

But i didn't want to derail that thread so i made this one.

K, so i love youtube and ive noticed youtube is no longer just random ppl getting famous of viral videos alot of youtubers have made a career out of their channels.

More than just getting their 15 minutes of fame they're building careers out of popular movements happening in youtube or in the web to the point some of them have become millionares like Pewdiepie.

But it's not just Pewdiepie getting rich of it, SMOSH, Nigahiga and Tobuscus are all making a comfortable living just doing their videos but now they got sponsors to back them up and while they're not as famous as Tv & Movies stars withing some movements they're mini celebrities.

What do you guys think about this?
Do you think youtube will eventually become a sponsor fest like Tv?
Do you like that average ppl are now becoming webstars?
Are you a fan of any youtuber?
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I think it's awesome. Sure, there's always people without talent who're gonna make like Kim Kardashian, but a quantum shift in the way we consume entertainment is always fun to watch unfold. Besides, we also get stuff that normally wouldn't get any play on TV, movies, or radio. A case in point would be one of my all-time favorite things ever on the internet...





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I agree and i personally like the entrepreneur mindset these youtuber tend to have to make a successful living of youtube.

i for one want to see them do well cause i respect the fact they're trying to succeed doing stuff they love be it doing little comedy skits or just reviewing videogames and i like that the main source for the content they put out is coming from their own individual creativity as opposed to a network that has to scrutinize their content to appeal to several demographics.

i think reality tv in a way changed our perception on how we view stars.
there was a time where tv stars and entertainers where this bigger than life personas and even had formal training in acting but since reality tv became popular it seems the interest has changed to making regular ppl like you or me the stars

The difference for me is that at least youtubers try to put their own creativity to work but like reality tv part of their appeal is they're just regular ppl like you or me.
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I like the concept of it, where fame seems to be a lot more accessible now, but almost all of the more popular YouTubers I've seen seem like they cater to a teenage audience and are pretty damn annoying. I can appreciate a lot of the sketch comedy I find, but so many seem to be "famous" for vlogging, which I really don't get. Same goes for gaming commentators I guess, although I actually like to watch those on occasion.

As for comparing YouTube celebrities to real celebrities, the first thing I think of is Norm Macdonald at the YouTube Awards. Go to around 45 seconds in:

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i've always liked Norm's brand of comedy.

You say alot of youtubers cater to teenagers but that's cause alot of them ARE teenagers but despite their age some are more mature than others and their creativity is more a reflection on their individuality rather than their age.

Im with you on not being a fan of Vloggers the only 2 i mainly like are Nigahiga and Wheezy Waiter.



I like them cause they usually turn their blog into little skits and don't just rant on every boring detail of what they did through the day.

They may not be as popular as tv celebreties but that doesn't mean they aren't as creative or as funny, i mean, some of the funniest ppl i know aren't professional entertainers they're just regular working ppl like me and youtube is full of ppl like that.

the sad thing is with all the good comes all the bad and alot of ppl are going for the opportunity without the talent to back it up, this is why youtube is flooded with bad let's play videos and vlogs
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I like the concept of it, where fame seems to be a lot more accessible now, but almost all of the more popular YouTubers I've seen seem like they cater to a teenage audience and are pretty damn annoying. I can appreciate a lot of the sketch comedy I find, but so many seem to be "famous" for vlogging, which I really don't get. Same goes for gaming commentators I guess, although I actually like to watch those on occasion.

As for comparing YouTube celebrities to real celebrities, the first thing I think of is Norm Macdonald at the YouTube Awards. Go to around 45 seconds in:

I love how he revels in the fact that he doesn't give a ****. The other two hosts showed up all dolled-up, and he just wore sweats and is reading off a paper. The girl actually makes the bit work even better. That deer-in-the-headlights look is just money. Is there any reason to watch it past the first few minutes? Cause I don't feel like watching the whole thing for an accumulated five minutes of gold.

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You say alot of youtubers cater to teenagers but that's cause alot of them ARE teenagers but despite their age some are more mature than others and their creativity is more a reflection on their individuality rather than their age.
The difference though is that Youtubers aren't competing for limited air time, such as on TV, so it doesn't really matter how much garbage there is.
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