YouTube is a popular video-sharing website founded in 2005, and since then the community has grown and now the site has 1 billion active users each month.
YouTubers are the people who post content on the website. Most of them are vloggers (video bloggers) who talk about their everyday lives, some of them are gamers who do walkthroughs of popular games, some are beauty gurus who do make up tutorials.
I have been a big fan of YouTubers for more than three years now, and I am here to tell you about my favorite content creators on YouTube and why you should watch them.
When you need a laugh:
Dan & Phil are here to the rescue!
Dan Howell (Danisnotonfire) & Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) are two british video bloggers & radio personalities for BBC.
They had cameo roles in the UK version of Disney's Big Hero 6 and have been presenters at various award shows. They won the Sony Gold Headphone Award and was nominated in 2014 for a Teen Choice Award for Best Web Collaboration. They also have a gaming channel called DanAndPhilGAMES that has over a million subscribers.
I honestly love Dan & Phil because of their originality, their quirkiness and their great friendship.
They make me so happy and I'm sure they'll make you happy as well.
When you need some beauty tips:
Michelle Phan will help you with your fashion-filled adventure!
Michelle Phan was one of the first YouTubers I watched.
She is an amazing and successful make up artist, stylist and life guide who has 7 million subscribers and over a billion views on YouTube.
In 2014, she was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards and in November, she launched her very first book called "Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success -- Online and Off."
Michelle Phan was one of the reasons why I got interested in make up & fashion, she is an inspiration.
When you are in the mood to sing:
Pentatonix is a phenomenal a capella music group that you should definitely listen to.
The group formed in 2011 and won the third season of NBC's The Sing-Off. They have released 4 studio albums were nominated for 4 major awards and recently won a Grammy for Best Arrangement.
I discovered Pentatonix early in 2013, and I instantly fell in love with their music when they did a mashup cover of Swedish House Mafia's Save The World & Don't You Worry Child. They're just so awesome and you have to listen to them and watch their videos.
|The crowd at Vidcon|
From comedy skits to awe-inspiring musicians, YouTube has grown popularity and is now a typical form of entertainment for the youth nowadays. YouTubers are like celebrities, hence, they have their own conventions like Vidcon, Playlist Live, Summer & The City & Youtube Fanfest & most of them have even published books & have their own tv shows/ podcasts.
I love the YouTube community, and I'm sure you will too.