You Tube was started in 2005 and with its inception changed the way people seek out information and have fun; often times in the same place. One way is via channels on You Tube. These are made by individuals where videos can be uploaded to their own channel indefinitely. From these channels, have come many widely recognized and now famous names; PewDiePie and Niga Higa to name a few. Some people, such as Wengie, are on their way to international stardom, if not already there, from this spectacular concept called You Tube.
Sweden’s PewDiePie, A.K.A., Felix Arvid Ulf Kjelberg, is the most popular You Tuber in the world right now. He is a gamer who plays a variety of video games and describes the action as it occurs. He keeps the audience’s attention with constant joking around and editing of himself in the videos.
PewDiePie’s main appeal seems to be that he is absolutely hilarious. He also opens his introduction by referring to everyone as “bros”. This appeal cannot be underestimated in a digital and electronic age where so many people are looking for a place to feel a part of something, a family. PewDiePie is very successful at reaching out to his subscribers and responding to comments and questions on his channel with a personal touch.
NigaHiga, A.K.A., Ryan Higa, was one of the first major You Tube stars. Higa is funny and action oriented. He is constantly in motion and keeps his subscribers enthralled with his brand of quick witted humor. Higa is renowned for his videos and short films with a comedic flair.
He recently launched a mobile app in 2015. The new app is a way to connect with his fans and offer them additional content not found on his You Tube site. Ryan Higa states on his official site that, “He continues to concentrate on his passion: making people laugh”.
Wengie, A.K.A., Wendy Huang, is Chinese-Australian and multi-faceted with her talents and skills. She has developed a beautifully put together You Tube site that is both up beat and inspiring to her subscribers. She offers beauty tips, wellness information, style suggestions, diet health plan ideas and weekly giveaways. Her beauty channel is currently the fifth most subscribed channel in Australia. According to Wengie “creating You Tube channels are my passion”.
Wengie is also a blogger. She routinely writes about fashion, beauty and personal issues and has been doing so since 2010. It seems only natural that Wendy is also CEO of Style Alley. Style Alley is an online shopping market for ladies to locate deals on gently used treasures so they can always have something “new” in their closet.
You Tube has changed what popular means to many in our modern day society. Information can be gathered on You Tube and education as well. Anyone can start a channel at anytime. Who knows who will be the next famous You Tuber; how young or how old, there is no limit to the possibilities in this new world. It could be you…