YouTube: More than Entertainment

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More than 1 billion people visit YouTube on a monthly basis (Reuters). To put that in perspective, The United States only a population of 317.6 million, while the highest, China, has a population of 1.355 billion (""). Youtube has become so renowned, it has gone from a noun to a verb. Want to watch someone getting trying to do stunts but failing? YouTube it. Want to see a monkey fling it's poo at someone? Well maybe not, but yes it's probably on YouTube. Or want to learn how to do a useful task, say like how to fix a car's radiator or learn a new language? Yes, one can YouTube such videos. Now imagine, if there is more than 1 billion monthly viewers online on YouTube, if one person gets even 1%, that is 10 million potential viewers. It's no wonder that YouTube is seen as a potential career path or of those seeking stardom, where millions of people try to reach either of those by uploading videos. But what exactly does someone need to know before walking down the path of a Youtube career? There are many challenges included in this line of work that one needs to know about before pursuing this type of job, from learning how to direct content to a group of people, the amount of work that goes into making videos and gaining viewers to the pitfalls that come from it.
To illustrate, YouTube is often described as a Social website where millions of people go to upload videos that anyone can click on and watch. How it works is that a person, as long as they have a camera, can upload something up and hopefully people will view the video, which leads to Google, who owns YouTube, to pay the content provider depending on how many views each video gets. Some people like to post videos to share with friends or with anyone who is willing to ...

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