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The age of Vloggers

We all agree that our lives are shifting more and more to the online. You won't really notice anything until your internet connection gives out and shit you've got nothing! Half of us are presumed dead if we don't update our Facebook status at least 3 times per week. Our work and also our entertainment comes from the internet; this new age introduced the vloggers.

Vloggers are basically video-bloggers and it came about round the time of Youtube. As far as I can tell there are 2 varieties: some just rant about stuff going on in their lives and solely depend on their presentation personalities to make it interesting- because their lives sure as hell aren't. The second kind actually creates a kind of show like you would see on regular TV. I prefer the latter.

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Vlogger personalities

So there are a couple of vloggers on Youtube who dominate the subscriber and view counts and have turned themselves into Youtube personalities. Two of the ranting sort are Shane Dawson [www.youtube.com] and Meekakitty [www.youtube.com]. I can't tell if Shane's gay or not, and I think most of Meekakitty's fanbase consists of 40 year old men. Her real name's Tessa and she has actually won $100,000 in some thing.

Meekakitty


Two examples of the more interesting sort are Ray W. Johnson with Equals 3 [www.youtube.com] and MysteryGuitarMan [www.youtube.com]. Both of these actually have some production value and are worth watching for your 10 minutes of entertainment. Ray's show Equals 3 is simply reviewing current viral videos. It's done cleverly and he actually managers to "add" something to the videos which are usually already funny. MysteryGuitarMan is a musically talented Brazilian named Joe. His typical video is cleverly composed music by sticking together short one-note clips. It's just clever cutting, no real music talent necessary, but I'm sure he does have some.

Mystery Guitar Man


So go and check them out. Most of these vloggers put out 2 or 3 shows a week. It's the new entertainment because the TV is dying if not dead already. Do you have your favorite vloggers? What about other Youtube channels you check out regularly? Share it in the comments below.



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Comment by Nathalie van den Berg

Posted on 22 March, 2010
David Choi is pretty funny... but I got sick of being subscribed to his account because he puts up some stupid videos as well. He's pretty musical, and entertaining, although after a while a little repetitive.

Comment by Antonius L. Zubeck

Posted on 22 March, 2010
I think that Meekakitty's popularity has a lot to do with her being a specimen of a very rare type of human: the hot nerd girl. Plus she's a redhead. What more do you want?

Comment by Ozan Kelleci

Posted on 11 April, 2010
you should try smosh --> http://www.youtube.com/user/smosh barelypolitical (especially key of awesome) --> http://www.youtube.com/show/keyofawesome and finally sxephil --> http://www.youtube.com/user/sxephil he does weekly vlogs about current events.. definetly worth checking.

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