“The world is your bookmark.”
- Joel Books
Do You YouTube?
Oh, come on. You didn't think I would talk about myself again (Yeomans), did you?
When Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawad Karim founded YouTube in 2005
there’s no way they could have predicted that they would change the world as we know it in 12 short years.
YouTube has revolutionized everything from entertainment to education,
opened new doors for talented individuals looking to be discovered,
and brought people together from all over the globe.
1.) IT IS A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL
YouTube allows us to learn about places and cultures around the world from the actual people who live there.
From the last Shangri La, Bhutan
to the prettiest tour guide in Iceland
you can travel the globe in minutes.
2.) YouTube IS TO BLAME FOR
When Justin’s mom uploaded some videos of her son singing to YouTube
to share with family and close friends she had no idea
that it would lead to him singing before Obama.
3.) THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
Take the story of Neda Agha-Soltan,
who was killed in protests over the Iranian election of 2009.
The world had no idea what was going on in Iran
until a video of Neda being killed was uploaded to YouTube.
It spread like wildfire and soon the entire world jumped into action,
doing what they could to stop the troubles in Iran and show their support.
4.) HOURS OF FREE ENTERTAINMENT
You can spend hours watching movies, reviews of movies and TV shows,
clips from Ellen DeGeneras to snippets of Game of Thrones to Supergirl.
5.) CYBER HANDYMAN
Need to find out how to change that ink cartridge or link up a sound bar to your Smart TV?
YouTube has dozens of tutorials to show you how.
HOW HAS YOUTUBE CHANGED
Do you watch YouTube daily?
Or not at all?