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Effect of YouTube on people

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by basilio, Sep 8, 2018.

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  1. basilio

    basilio

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    I thought this story had something to say about how being a You Tube "Star"and the pressure it bought to bear seems to have a devestating effect on people.

    Thoughts ?

    The YouTube stars heading for burnout: ‘The most fun job imaginable became deeply bleak’
    Why are so many YouTubers finding themselves stressed, lonely and exhausted?

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    YouTuber Matt Lees: ‘Human brains really aren’t designed to be interacting with hundreds of people every day.’ Photograph: David Vintiner for the Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/08/youtube-stars-burnout-fun-bleak-stressed
     
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  2. Faramir

    Faramir Very New Investor

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    YouTube is addictive. One video leads to another video to another video. I found my reading concentration has suffered. Much easier to watch at a YouTube video explaining things rather than trying to read it.

    Never uploaded a YouTube video. So I can not describe what addiction/feel-good chemicals fly around their brains when someone clicks "likes". Is it the same as Facebook?? No, much more is at stake (besides earning money). More effort has gone into making a vid than writing a Twitter or FB post.

    Your average actor, tv presenter, etc, took years to get accustomed to mass attention during the days of old media. Their minds can adjust as they struggle for recognition during their early years. (Actuall not true?? They still sufffer drug, drinking, etc problems just like any YouTuber or anyone else in society). Now YouTubers can get instant frame before their minds can adjust.

    In this fast fuel pace society, the pressure to produce more content must be enormous. I think about one young girl who makes motorbike vids. She died in a motorcycle accident - wondering if she was trying to make an exciting YouTube?? (Hopefully not.)

    Still, I will say I like YouTube heaps. YouTube has made access to information (& garbage) much more easier. I don't have Twitter. My Facebook is very limited. I am very sure that there must be lots and lots of balanced people out there that can manage their workloads, their mental health, etc and enjoy uploading videos to YouTube at their own leisure. I am sure they outnumber those highlighted in the Guardian article by a very big margin.

    (PS: I did appear in a SBS commercial. Never again, too much work and time taken for a one second shot. Thankfully I am still unrecognisable.) but click "like" anyway - I want to get addicted to "like"
     
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    Imagine what it's like for those 5 to 10 year old kids with a hit channel. All they do is play with lots and lots of new toys, travel, play games... It's fun I guess, and juding by the views and subcribers, make good money too.

    But the long term consequences when the attention, the toys and the money goes? Hope their parents have a good sense to save up for the kids if those days ever come.
     
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    Faramir Very New Investor

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    I thought I added in lots of :lol they are not appearing
     
  5. Macquack

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    I reckon YouTube is the best thing since sliced bread. In particular, if I have a mechanical failure on a piece of plant and equipment, motor vehicle, washing machine, dishwasher etc, I will google and in most cases have found excellent YouTube videos explaining how to repair these items. Just the other day I found a YouTube video on how to cut down fabric roller blinds. Just use a drop saw, could have fooled me.
     
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    moXJO menace to society

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    I agree.
    For building, altering, making, mechanical youtube is fantastic. For learning almost anything, it is probably the greatest invention ever.

    All those people having a whinge can just stop. But they lose the income from views and their rankings slide. So instead, they want to monopolize and stay on top so no one else has a chance. Tough titties.

    The guys at the top tier shouldn't be crying. They made an obscene amount of money.
    And there are thousands willing to take their place. You can literally watch a youtube video on how hard it is to make it.
    You have to work hard if you want to stay on top and have that kind of earning power. Otherwise back off and accept less.

    People in small business have to turn up everyday and work hard as well. Those that put in the 18 hour days still might not get anywhere either. Every job has ups and downs.
     
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  7. So_Cynical

    So_Cynical The Contrarian Averager

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    Youtube and Twitch stars are a uniquely modern phenomenon, its mostly a one man/woman show, long hours for the live streamers 5 days per week, keeping the content fresh and interesting is a big job - its not for everyone.

    My 2 favorite gamers playing my favorite game in front of a live audience, live streaming while the game is shoutcasted live.
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    Strongly agreed. As with anything online there's an amount of rubbish around but it's also a very useful way of educating people about anything where being able to see it helps.
     
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    I've used it for cooking, and you can play videos faster (learn quicker). Plus everyone has a mobile and they're filming stuff which you just wouldn't get from normal TV footage (e.g. wildlife interactions). It's amazing, and really popular.
     
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    Yea, could learn almost anything on it it's incredible.

    Didn't know about it before but you could also use a mitre/drop saw to cut the venetian blinds down to size too. Saved a fair bit from having to have it custom made when Bunnings will do.

    Also learnt how to operate an excavator over a few hours of watching. Dug drench footings for two slabs and only almost flipped the machine once :D
     
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