What Do You Do With YouTube?

@capirani (1841)
United States
October 24, 2012 7:37pm CST
For the most part I just use YouTube to listen to music that I like and don't have access to any other way. I can enjoy hours sometimes just hopping from one song to the next following the path YouTube sets up once I select the first song I want to hear. I might go there thinking about one specific style of music and end up listening to something altogether different than that I started with. Also I enjoy YouTube videos for learning new things, especially for how to cook certain foods. But on YouTube you can learn all sorts of new things from those cooking videos to crafts, to how to play a musical instrument, to so many more things. Just about anything you can think of to learn, someone has made a YouTube video about it. Until a few months ago I had never uploaded any videos of my own on YouTube. But at a recent family gathering, a birthday party for one of my grandchildren, two of the kids started playing with these toy robot fighters called Turbo Fighters. It was so funny that my daughter started taking photos. That reminded me that I could take video so I did and I uploaded them to YouTube. They may not be funny to anyone else, but to our family it was fun watching those robots do battle and seeing which one would fall. What do you do with YouTube?
8 responses
@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
31 Oct 12
Besides Facebook which I do not use at all, YouTube is another site that I do not use. I'd only be directed to it if I happen to read news with videos from it. I know people, like my own sons, who would go on some kind of YouTube marathon...
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@capirani (1841)
• United States
1 Nov 12
With all the versatility that YouTube offers in finding information in video form, it is hard to think that someone would not use it. When I first started using YouTube I thought it was mostly music or those funny videos of animals and babies, etc. But then I found all the good tutorials that are available and have found that YouTube offers so much when looking for information on just about anything. You might actually be surprised at what you would find there.
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
1 Nov 12
You're right about those tutorials... My sons learn how to cook for themselves from them. Which is great because I'm such a lousy cook myself...
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
30 Oct 12
I do random things in Youtube. There are a lot of areas which Youtube can offer and I am grabbing the opportunity while I still have the chance. First and foremost, I don't visit Youtube during daytime. Usually it is during night time when the internet connection is very good that I don't have to wait for it to load. I search the music videos of songs which I like. I love listening to music and it is already my passion. Music is a gift. I really like watching the music videos of my favorite songs. Next would be searching for songs which has lyrics on it either instrumental or not. I remember when I am so interested with languages that I would go to Youtube to search for tutorials for languages like Mandarin Chinese and Korean. It was really helpful. Now I still continue on watching video tutorials not just about languages but also other things which is helpful. There are still so many things. I want to share all of it but I don't want to prolong your reading, so I have to cut it. Anyway, let's just use Youtube wisely and entertain ourselves. Keep smiling!
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@capirani (1841)
• United States
1 Nov 12
I never thought about using YouTube to learn a new language. Thanks for the idea.
• China
31 Oct 12
oh ,i am chinese ,i use youtobe everyday .it's very important for me .i can use it learn english ,and understant american culture better .there are some interesting sourse in youtube ,i like it .
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@lady1993 (20416)
• Philippines
30 Oct 12
I just use youtube to listen to music too. But mostly i watch tribute videos for my favorite shows and couples.. Some vidders are really awesome in making videos.. the effects are just wow. i also look for videos there when i want to learn some stuff (make up, cooking, lessons in school) since thee are good tutorials.
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• United States
25 Oct 12
I basically just listen to music on You Tube. I do watch some of the "how-to" videos once in awhile as they are quite informative. I have also occasionally watched clips from movies or cartoons on You Tube. I've never tried to upload a video there however.
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@jzqt27 (541)
• Canada
25 Oct 12
for me. I use youtube for listening to music or searching for good music. at the same time... i like to search for funny or random videos just to waste some time. or i use it for research as well.
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
I listen to music and watch videos. Lately, i have been watching interviews of different actors especially Al Pacino! Sometimes, i look for dance numbers and past episodes of some of the shows I normally watch that i happen to miss.
@unwind (60)
• India
1 Nov 12
I use youtube especially for good music and I can keep listening for hours. Sometimes I get to find very good ones and I will download on my pc. The good thing about it is you can get a wide range and whatever you search comes up with something.