why can we spend hours on youtube?

@jhl930 (3603)
United States
July 15, 2008 8:35pm CST
i have noticed before that some people spend hours at a time and not get bored at all, and i have to admit that i have done this as well in the past...i have gone onto youtube and something would catch my eye and i would be there for hours to follow, and i don't really know why...its kind of addicting if you ask me lol but have you ever noticed that youtube can be somewhat addicting? have you ever spent a lot of time on youtube?
6 responses
• United States
19 Jul 08
I used to ask the same question of MTV years ago. When I had guard duty in the Marine Corps, We would stay up late in the barracks watching MTV (off duty) and everytime a video would come on someone would say "Oh I hate this video"(or band or song) but they would sit there and watch it anyway. Partly because there was nothing much else to do. But i think part of it was that they never knew what was coming next. There was an element of anticipation to it. I think it's the same with YT. Although MTV eventually changed their format so much that I got bored with it around 1985. I don't think I will ever get bored with YT. You could watch all of MTV videos in about 4 hours. But You can't even keep up with YT videos that are released TODAY!!! One other thing about YT, It's interactive. Leaving comments is my favorite part.
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
In someway it is addicting, even me I am always browsing on that site and spending a lot of time on youtube. You know why? Youtube is one way of searching videos you wants to search even music videos of famous singers all over the world.
@baileycows (3667)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I have because I will get rapped up in all the old videos and songs that I forgot back in the early 90's it is fun to see how things have changed.
@vampoet (825)
• Singapore
16 Jul 08
Some internet have no limits.And sometimes the tv program are boring.So we go to youtube and watch the video.I always watch korean programs in youtube.Sometimes i watch catoon programs.I think i am addicting on youtube.I should study more than watching video on youtube.
• Concord, California
16 Jul 08
I don't... But I have posted two items on this site. william2233 my teens can.
@rampancy (67)
• United States
16 Jul 08
There are so many videos on YouTube that you can find pretty much anything you're searching for. It's a lot like Wikipedia. You can get caught on the site for hours at a time simply because there is so much to explore and find. You might get on there looking for one thing and end up watching 50 others. I do it all the time.