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    Why so many morons on YouTube?

    These two guys are driving a 911. They are clearly unfamilar with the car. They are driving in the dark and speeding on a local highway.
    Their banter is childish and the only thing missing is a fiery crash with one doofus telling the other 'dude that was totally awesome'. And I watched it becoming more and more enraged. Maybe I have become too old.

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    Re: Why so many morons on YouTube?

    I can't stand watching anything on YouTube. "Childish" is the perfect word for it.
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    Re: Why so many morons on YouTube?

    For every moron on YouTube, there are apparently 100k morons willing to support their channels.

    I feel your pain. I don't enjoy living in a world where individuals with only two brain cells to rub together are rewarded monetarily for their online "productions".
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    Re: Why so many morons on YouTube?

    I watched that for about 15 seconds. That was all that I could take.

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    Re: Why so many morons on YouTube?

    Ah the key here is "I watched". Much of youtube is devoted to getting eyeballs alone. No IQ, no education, not necessarily funny, just getting you to watch. If they get enough eye balls then they can get a sponsor. This is how many people with little talent and lots of time make money. lol

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    Re: Why so many morons on YouTube?

    I am too old at 56 for this social media generation. Social media companies really puzzle me too. As a scientist in one of the physical sciences, I made/make things for a living. Actual things that make their way into products. Just iike a car maker like Porsche. Things built on a foundation of science and engineering.

    How the hell do you make a living, making crappy videos for YouTube? And I, like an idiot, actually watched the one I posted.
    What's next? Naked and pregnant female celebrities reviewing Porsches?
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    Re: Why so many morons on YouTube?

    Normally to get onto a broadcast medium you needed some combination of a good personality, acting ability (or commentating), and ideally good looks for certain roles. Sometimes you needed writing ability, costumes, skill with cameras, equipment, and the ability to build a set for filming -- and the money to supply all that. Even for local public broadcasting, it wasn't easy.

    Now all you need is a device that can have an acquisition cost (not TCO, but initial acquisition) as low as $0. That's why there's lots of junk. There is ZERO barrier to entry left.

    There's plenty of good stuff on YouTube, you just have to view it as a TV with tens of millions of channels. There's stuff you really do want to watch, but discovery is the problem. You don't want what's on the front page. You have to dig to find the good stuff. If you have hobbies, there's usually some amazing channels that will cater to exactly what you want to learn about regarding your hobby, that no television show ever could (because super niche).

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    Though this week's morons really have to go to this couple: In attempt to achieve YouTube stardom, woman accidentally kills her boyfriend
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    Re: Why so many morons on YouTube?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anand View Post
    I am too old at 56 for this social media generation. Social media companies really puzzle me too. As a scientist in one of the physical sciences, I made/make things for a living. Actual things that make their way into products. Just iike a car maker like Porsche. Things built on a foundation of science and engineering.

    How the hell do you make a living, making crappy videos for YouTube? And I, like an idiot, actually watched the one I posted.
    What's next? Naked and pregnant female celebrities reviewing Porsches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goofnik View Post
    Normally to get onto a broadcast medium you needed some combination of a good personality, acting ability (or commentating), and ideally good looks for certain roles. Sometimes you needed writing ability, costumes, skill with cameras, equipment, and the ability to build a set for filming -- and the money to supply all that. Even for local public broadcasting, it wasn't easy.
    Oh, both of you elitist dinosaurs just stop it! Right now!!

    Show a little empathy!! Are you one of those horrible people that believe children should be traumatized and not given a reward/trophy for finishing last?! Do you know what that does for the self-esteem in the future?!?!

    So what if it isn't professionally done, has no content to speak of, dubious filming skills and zero value?!? This is EXPRESSION that person is trying to do! You know? Expressing themselves, their FEELINGS, trying to do something POSITIVE and create something to FEEL positive about!!!

    /SARCASM (just in case it wasn't clear - yes, I also mimicked interpunction style used by MANY who would write the jibberish above with full conviction of being on the correct side of Right, as opposed to Wrong)

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    Re: Why so many morons on YouTube?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anand View Post
    These two guys are driving a 911. They are clearly unfamilar with the car.
    First mistake was watching it at all. They know nothing about the car. When they said Porsche lies about the HP rating and add 50 - 75 HP, its obvious they do not understand the cars. And its NOT a Turbo imagine if they were in a Turbo.

    How do they make a living do this? What makes you think they do? He has 3500 subscribers. Someone with 1,000,000 subscribers, who makes 20 videos/week, makes over $100K - $300K. Here are more numbers Statistics on how much money YouTube stars make in sales and revenue - Business insider. Now reality http://techwiser.com/how-much-can-yo...-from-youtube/ "most YouTubers get $1-2 per 1000 views. And if most of your audience are from developing country like India and Bangladesh (and that too from tier 2 or tier 3 cities) then you can get as low as $.5 for 1000 views." At 12K views, this has made $24 at best? That didn't buy my breakfast this morning. I have no idea about the rich you tubers but I will guess most make a pittance.

    This all said, I do think there are a lot of good reviews, the cases where users who OWN and UNDERSTAND what they are using. Whenever I want to buy something, I search for these videos. Some people like to do "unboxing". I don't see the point in that. Who cares about opening a package?
    But some reviews are good when they actually show you how they use a product. This is just some guys showing off to people who will probably never own the car. Except for the speeding, it harmless except for the misinformation. Fake news as the information is not true.



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