YouTube influence prevalent in today’s society

Paola Andujar, Reporter

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YouTube has been around since 2005, the first YouTube video was titled, ‘Me at the Zoo’ and was uploaded by Jawed Karin under the username Jawed.

Since then, countless videos have been uploaded and many people have made it their career to make and upload videos. With more than 1.3 billion people who use YouTube everyday, it’s hard not to see the appeal if you’re trying to make a name for yourself.

And here we are today, with so many famous YouTubers out there, each with their own large fan base. What some people don’t notice is that these very YouTubers and YouTube videos can influence today’s generation.

YouTube itself has made it possible to very easily spread one’s ideas and thoughts and opinions. Which allows people to change their minds and believe what they are told just as easily. Without even noticing it, one’s thoughts and opinions can be changed or altered by what they watch or are told. Around Poinciana High School, there are very different opinions about the influence of YouTube on the current generation.

Sophomore Nayeli Rodriguez

Q:    Who is your favorite YouTuber?

A: Hmm, I don’t really have a favorite YouTuber but I like the Ace Family and Tre & Alo, a lot.

 

Q: Have you ever changed yourself to be more like a specific YouTuber?

A: I think maybe at some point a few years ago I did but now no

 

Q: Would you ever start a channel if you could?

A: Actually yes, I’ve been thinking about starting a YouTube channel.

 

Q: What type of videos do you watch?

A: I watch couple videos, teen pregnancy, or anything funny. Just anything that catches my eye.

 

Freshman Adrianna Mejia

Q: Who is your favorite YouTuber?

A: Superwoman

 

Q: Have you ever changed yourself to be more like a specific YouTuber?

A: No, I haven’t

 

Q:  Would you ever start a YouTube channel if you could?

A: Yeah, possibly

 

Q: What type of videos do you watch?

A: Funny videos and DIY

 

Junior Akaya Atkinson

Q: Who is your favorite YouTuber?

A: Adelaine Morin

 

Q: Have you ever changed yourself to be more like a specific YouTuber?

A: No, I have not

 

Q:  Would you ever start a YouTube channel if you could?

A: I have thought about but maybe in the future

 

Q: What type of videos do you watch?

A: I watch vlogs and sometimes makeup videos

Youtubers such as the Ace family, Superwoman and Adelaide Morin have one way or another changed someone’s lives in a positive or negative way.

These people have the ability to change the world around them with simply uploading a video. Take a moment to wonder, when was the last time a change in our society occurred that was influenced by a viral YouTube video? Chances are, not too long ago.

Our world is constantly changing with new technology, and YouTubers are taking advantage of this by noticing the platform they’re on and not taking it for granted.

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