Meet the royalty of YouTube
BY MEGHAN MOLONEY ON OCTOBER 18, 2013
Every form of social media seems to come in and go out of style pretty quickly. We had MySpace for a while, Vine for a few months, and Path for about two days. Even Facebook, which at one point seemed like it would never die, is not nearly as popular as it used to be. However, YouTube has stuck with us through it all.
YouTube is not your typical social media, and its variety is what has kept it alive. Besides movie trailers and PSY’s “Gangnam Style” music video, which is the only video to reach a billion views, YouTube is kept alive by “YouTubers” -- people who have way too much time on their hands but keep the rest of us entertained as we procrastinate on doing our homework. Jenna Marbles is one of the most well-known YouTubers. Most of these people upload new videos every week and, for a select few, every day.
One of my favorite YouTubers is Jimmy Tatro, a stereotypical frat boy known for his channel “Life According to Jimmy.” Simply put, Tatro is hilarious. He uploads new videos every Monday, most of which are part of a series such as “Awkward Social Interactions” or “Make a Video About It.” He does occasionally make independent videos, but the series are his funniest. Every one of the “Awkward Social Interactions” are things that you wouldn’t normally think of, but are completely relatable. The “Make a Video About It” series is basically Tatro ranting about anything and everything that bothers him. He covers topics from Instagram selfies to annoying things people say and everywhere in between. As Tatro always says, his videos are “something to look forward to on Mondays.”
I know most of you have probably seen “A Pep Talk From Kid President to You,” but Kid President has almost 50 other hilarious videos. Robby Novak, who calls himself Kid President, is a 10 year old boy who is “on a mission to make adults less boring.” Novak has a completely different sense of humor then YouTubers like Tatro, but he’s the one to watch if you want a feel-good, yet hilarious video. He has interviewed celebrities such as Jennifer Hudson, Macklemore, Josh Groban, and on one occasion, President Obama. So next time you need a little cheering up, check out Kid President and join in his dance party.
YouTube is not just national; it’s popular worldwide. Marcus Butler is a British YouTuber, although most of his fans are probably American girls who love to listen to his accent. I’m sure Butler knows this, because most of his videos are based on the fact that he’s British. He often collaborates with American YouTubers to make videos about the differences between Britain and America and to do accent challenges together. Butler also makes daily vlogs about anything and everything that goes on in his life. But the international videos are definitely the best -- there’s just something hilarious about watching a British guy try to talk in a southern accent.
Last, but certainly not least, is GloZell Green. If you haven’t heard of GloZell, you are seriously missing out. GloZell is an overdramatic woman whose videos are impossible to watch without laughing. I don’t know if she tries to be funny or if this is the way she always acts, but GloZell can have me laughing out loud just by doing something as simple as the cinnamon challenge. With over 1700 videos and 2.2 million subscribers, GloZell is probably one of the most famous YouTubers out there. In my opinion, she’s also one of the most naturally hilarious.
So next time you’re having one of those days where everything goes wrong, go ahead and waste a few minutes on YouTube. Check out the right YouTubers, and I guarantee they will make your day.