Whats the point in 'YouTube' except music videos..

@HADDOWZ (1481)
May 24, 2010 8:58am CST
Hello all, I just thought I'd ask what other members use the YouTube website for other than searching for music videos. It's all I use it for but I am sure there are other functions that people use more What are they ??
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@kedralynn (992)
• United States
24 May 10
My friends and I use it to make our own videos to share with each other. Sometimes they're skits we made up for fun. Other times they are videos we recorded of us getting together at a party of event. It's an easy place to load the videos to and use to share them. Also I've found a lot of random interesting tips on how to do things on youtube. From how to properly open a banana to how to change my oil. I usually only browse youtube to pass the time, when I'm bored, or when I'm putting off doing some form of work, lol.
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@HADDOWZ (1481)
24 May 10
Hi, Silly question this may be , but, how do you just browse youtube to pass the time or when your bored. You must go there because you know what you are looking, and most likely you will find it. I think you are a person who enjoys comedy videos, I could be wrong. Absolutely nothing wrong with that.... Enjoy and have fun always.
• United States
24 May 10
It usually starts out with a video that a friend suggested I watch. And yes they are often comedy videos. If I like it, then I'll look at other videos by the same poster. Or I'll look at the related videos. That will take me to some other page with another video and I might then go to another related video. Then I might check a user's favorite videos because I think we have similar tastes... and then next thing I know, I'm on something totally different and many pages away from where I started! But it's ok because it exposes me to many new things. I like learning and I like experiencing new things so it's fun for me to just browse around. Also when I'm curious about something, I'll often search for it on youtube. Like a recent news story I heard on tv but missed the ending of. I'll enter it into the search on youtube and usually find something about what I was looking for.
@wavelander (1530)
• Portugal
24 May 10
I like to see also funny videos, and old sport videos. There's a lot to see on youtube beside music!
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• United States
24 May 10
I agree..sometimes you can catch those old shows..like Andy Griffith, Leave it to Beaver, and Gilligan's Island too.
• Boston, Massachusetts
25 May 10
Hi Haddows, I think aside from music videos, some people use your tube to post albums/phots with background music and messages. You tube is also used to watch missed shows and tv programs, news and exciting, scary, disasters and funny events that were videod.
@HADDOWZ (1481)
25 May 10
hello, I dont think my broadband connection is fast enough to watch any missed TV programmes. I hate when the little loading circle comes up on the screen and you have to wait for it to catch up. I have never posted any photos on youtube I thought it was just for videos. Maybe I should investigate alittle further, thanks for your input. Have a smooth day.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
30 May 10
there are lots of things to do and post over youtube. did you have the chance to browse it for yourself and do the investigation? hehehe... goodluck and hope you can post a family affair album and put on some background music.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
24 May 10
Well in my opinion youtube is hilarious there's a lot of funny stuff there and I learned so much about computers through watching youtube I also learned about other ways to earn online, and youtube is a great way to get noticed and get referrals youtube is a very good useful site.
@HADDOWZ (1481)
24 May 10
Hello, I always thought the idea behind the YouTube concept was for music videos. I have never seen it as being an educational tool, ie learning about computers etc. Most the videos which class themselves as funny just seem to be homemade movies, which, at the end of the day, are not that funny. Looks like I will stick with the music concept PS. Purple hair now, very cool. LOL.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
24 May 10
Oh yes you can learn a lot through watching youtube, I learned how to manually remove computer viruses and how to do screen shots on XP I also learned how to do other things too, and yeah I watch music videos occasionally on youtube but I like typing in the how to videos and watching funny clips also. and you can get referrals too if you make a good video, and promote it. And you mean black hair not purple hair lol funny love it. Oh and one last thing type in baby dancing to beyonce its cute, and funny youtube very good.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 May 10
My b/f actually used youtube to learn how to groom his schnauzer. There are a lot of instructional videos on there. I had a teacher that actually used youtube videos for some of her lectures. There is also the videos of childbirth on there for those that might want to use those for educational purposes too. I was a little surprised by those. I would have never videoed my childbirths and displayed them.
@Hatley (164671)
• Garden Grove, California
26 May 10
haddowz youtube has a lot of other videos besides music, instructional videos ,history, dancing, singing, all sorts of subjects,do not sell youtube short as there are a lot of other subjects besides just music so enjoy. my son has shown me a number of other videos having nothing whatever to do with music so search and find and have fun.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 May 10
Old tv shows, funny commercials, movie clips, personal videos, sporting events, pretty much anything that can be captured on video...
@ellie333 (21029)
24 May 10
Hi Hadowz, I can see from your other responses that it can be used for so much but for me I just use it from time to time to search for a track I like and repost on Facebook. Huggles. Ellie :D
• United States
24 May 10
lots of great how-to videos on there. I like watching the crochet, makeup and gardening videos.... I've learned alot that way besides posting inforums. But I will say the crochet ones have helped me the most because I'm not sure what I'm doing in several patterns so watching how she does it makes me feel more at ease since I have no one near to run to run and ask.
@karen1969 (1788)
24 May 10
I usually watch gymnastics videos on You Tube or clips of old film stars, including interviews with them and that kind of thing. I like finding new videos I haven't seen before, old and rare footage.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
24 May 10
People send me jokes and new stories from you tube
• United States
24 May 10
Actually I was surprised to learn from a young person in my church some other things about Youtube. He told me he is learning to play the guitar via youtube..There are people who offer lessons on youtube. I, myself, did a search to see if there were some exercise videos. and sure enough there wasy. You tube is not just about music. You can find many instructional videos as well as learning videos..such as histoy or other.