Lights, Camera, Upload

Andy Warhol once said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” With the birth of YouTube, it’s safe to say that his predictions came true. Now everyone with a camera, an Internet connection, and sufficient narcissism can Broadcast Yourself (the website’s succinct yet effective slogan).

Being a homebound homo with a lot of free time and a reasonably fast home Wi-Fi, YouTube has quickly become an addiction. The plethora of submitted clips are simply astounding. I can stay glued for hours on end watching some of my favourites like Fred, Shawn Dawson, Smosh, and that’s just naming a few YouTube artists (note that I didn’t say ‘celebrities’) who have taken the art of vlogging to new, daring heights which incorporate concepts, scripts, editing, and just the right amount of neurosis into their videos.

So do you have a hidden talent you’ve been dying to show the world? Is international fame your lifelong dream? Well, slap a smile on your face and get ready for your close up. Now with YouTube, you can be a self-made star.


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