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    (Original post by I Procrastinate)
    For example, PewDiePie, he has like 25+ million subs..how? Good for him making a lot of money and he also donates to a good cause, but i don't understand how he managed to attract so many people...he screams down the mic and makes dirty jokes.....meh.
    I guess it's just personal preferences.
    I dont get the pewdiepie thing either? I mean his videos are 'okay'... But i dont get why its the most subscribed channel!?!?!?


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    here's my youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3eMiBFH8yo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSXb...dy2l7K7hdF37aw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzET...GJVN1F1Ojbis4H

    me and my peers have been making videos for a while but we no were near were we wanted to be but we've gotten to the point were we we know what were doing now (outside of youtube) and we want to start a new channel. i danced with them for a while as a group but i liked shooting video so i record and edit and they choreograph themselves.

    we plan to start a new channel, a much better one which we intend to be real nice i hope since we know what were doing now. plus the UK is small, there is a lot of "gaps in the market" if you will for what we want to do since there aren't too many big channels here in the UK as compared to like the US or something.
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    https://www.youtube.com/user/JacobCarter16
    My youtube^
    Im just going into college, i just started doing Special effects which is cool. cloning, lightsabers, teleporting etc.
    Usually i do videos about religion and news, so i hope i still will be tub'ing when im at uni.

    Whats it like actually youtubing at the uni?
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    My friend is a half time Youtuber with over 60,000 subscribers.

    He doesn't make enough to support himself.

    He reckons you need around 100,000 or so.
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    I have a gaming channel for let's plays on youtube and I can sometimes find it hard to make time to make videos for obvious reasons (have to play, then editing etc) But I do enjoy it a lot even though I have few subscribers and views. If you are happy with few because you enjoy what you are doing thats good as you are being yourself. (Obviously channel growth is good as well )
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    I make short films and stuff which take a long time to make. This makes it pretty difficult to film lots of videos but I think it just depends on the types of videos that you make. Here's my channel if you want to check it out https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCityNeverSleepsx/videos
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    Lol i think this should have just been a 'post your youtube channel' thread :P


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    I would give it ago and see where it takes you and you can use it as a hobby or something to distract you when you that study brain fatigue


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    (Original post by SuperFly)
    I dont get the pewdiepie thing either? I mean his videos are 'okay'... But i dont get why its the most subscribed channel!?!?!?


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    I have no idea.
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    (Original post by SuperFly)
    I dont get the pewdiepie thing either? I mean his videos are 'okay'... But i dont get why its the most subscribed channel!?!?!?


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    Both him and his girlfriend are pretty good looking.
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    (Original post by SuperFly)
    For those of you who are not familiar with 'Youtube sensations' (ie for those who actually have lives lol), it's basically normal individuals who create Youtube videos, weather it be on make up, lifestyle or vlogs (literally filming your life and uploading it onto Youtube, yes people watch that..), get loads of views and 'subscribers' and become 'mini celebrities'. Making these videos can then become a job and a stable source of income of you get quite popular.

    Firstly, what do you think about this whole Youtuber culture? I personally believe that it must take a lot of courage to just post yourself online under the scrutiny of internet 'trolls' etc, so good on them for that, but at the same time I see a lot of 'popular' Youtubers who become extreamley arrogant and pretentious after gaining their new found 'fame'. In addition, I also feel there are a lot of 'pointless' blogs (excuse the pun, if you understand that then lol) of dumb teenagers doing dumb crap such as 'Hitting eachother on the head with an egg challenge' that a large demographic of teenage girls then devour, most likely because the Youtubers are 'good looking', not because they have actual talent.

    Also, what do you think about a person creating a youtube channel whilst at university? Mind you the channel could be a place to vent about certian past experinces/people/teachers, obviously not from the current university but just past high school experiences. Do you think the university would have a problem? I was thinking about starting a channel at Uni to see how it goes, then was wondering if expressing myself and discussing my personal experiences would be bad as a Uni student... Although this question is much simpler if you're posting non-personal material. What about, perhaps, of the student is studying for a respectable fiels like Medicine or Law? Would venting/swearing about past *****y teacher tothe world be really bad for a medical student?

    I'd love to hear thoughts and discussions!


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    It's funny that I found this forum! I have been thinking of starting up a little Youtube channel when I start uni.
    Not for anything other than just having a bit of fun and documenting some thoughts. I also thought about attempting other peoples tutorials for hair and stuff as I would like to start learning some new styles anyway, so why not do it in response to another video?
    It's something that's always interested me so I shall be doing it! (Considering I don't get TOO busy of course!)
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    (Original post by KickDancing)
    here's my youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3eMiBFH8yo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSXb...dy2l7K7hdF37aw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzET...GJVN1F1Ojbis4H

    me and my peers have been making videos for a while but we no were near were we wanted to be but we've gotten to the point were we we know what were doing now (outside of youtube) and we want to start a new channel. i danced with them for a while as a group but i liked shooting video so i record and edit and they choreograph themselves.

    we plan to start a new channel, a much better one which we intend to be real nice i hope since we know what were doing now. plus the UK is small, there is a lot of "gaps in the market" if you will for what we want to do since there aren't too many big channels here in the UK as compared to like the US or something.


    <3 Love your channel
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    (Original post by xDave-)
    Yeah, for sure. Some people aren't even good-looking and yet still get millions of views on their awful content e.g. Whiteboy7thst. I dunno, I'll never understand it lol
    the real successful people are the ones who have a good product that is relatively uncomplicated with a good system of producing it consistantly. I.e. vloggers,gamers, podcasters and news updaters. Then theres people less recognized because the video they make could take days to produce, uploading only a few times a week.
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    (Original post by KickDancing)
    the real successful people are the ones who have a good product that is relatively uncomplicated with a good system of producing it consistantly. I.e. vloggers,gamers, podcasters and news updaters. Then theres people less recognized because the video they make could take days to produce, uploading only a few times a week.
    True, but good quality videos such as ones from 'JacksGap' are very successful even though they only upload a few times a month. I don't really want to make 'throwaway' videos like vlogs that are really just watched once, I wanna make mini masterpieces :P but yeah vlogs and stuff are much easier to produce.... But i feel like youtube is becoming a 'business' where people just want views with 'public experiments' and pranks. also, if you do becomine more well known, you have to be prepared for people recognising you in the street, cyber trolling/bullying, you have to be pretty confident and tough or at least be able to laugh at or brush off hate easily...


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    A year and a bit on but I'll still take a gander...

    Personally I feel like channels with no end goal are pointless and if it does consist of swearing etc, concerning other people it looks bad on you. What happens when it doesn't work out and you're applying for jobs and employers find these videos, it only decreases your professionalism. Also, definitely a no for say 'medics', unless its directly related i.e. anatomy. There's a super fine line in that respect.

    For me I use my YouTube channel as a marketing strategy for my business. Please feel free to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeN...VHmXtG48k9Axwg
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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc1...eMohCZFPYEbs7w
    This guy did it while doing CompSci at Cambridge.
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    I'm thinking of doing vines later. Got loads of decent ideas.
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    I wouldn't mind making a gaming channel. I keep considering it but my console is at home and my brother wouldn't let me take it even if I had a TV. I would only be able to make videos when at home and it would probably distract me from what university is really about, getting involved and doing stuff. Maybe during the summer.
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    leaving this here, part of a series that can help you get started when you do
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    (Original post by SuperFly)
    I think 25,000 views is awesome lol! Thats a pretty good video. You're very natural and non-awkward to the camera, you should keep making videos! Your videos would be perfect if you got a DSLR!


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    Got that Dslr btw lol
 
 
 
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