I Can’t Quit You–tube

I was born in May of 1999, making me part of “Generation Z.” Due to the timing of my adolescence, I grew up in the wave of digital media. My childhood wasn’t so much controlled by this phenomenon, although once I entered middle school I dove into the wave- full frontal.

Throughout middle school and high school, Web 2.0 seemed to be a major principle of my existence. I struggled with its negative implications, though I also celebrated its positive creations. There are many Web 2.0 characteristics that I celebrate, as there are many that I disagree with. Nevertheless, the platform that I would find the most difficult to abandon would have to be Youtube.

I use Youtube on a regular basis, whether I’m keeping up with my subscriptions or trying to develop a new principle of thought. Youtube allows people to share ideas and information; as a visual learner, I find it incredibly helpful to have a platform with such a diverse and entertaining spectrum of content.

There’s something for everyone- and I feel like there’s a genuine sense of community that anyone can experience. I’m definitely a people person- but there are times when I don’t exactly want to interact with the those that I see on a day to day basis (as horrible as that may sound). I like being able to connect with people through similar interests, and this platform gives me a unique way to do that!

I was born in May of 1999, making me part of “Generation Z.” Due to the timing of my adolescence, I grew up in the wave of digital media. My childhood wasn’t so much controlled by this phenomenon, although once I entered middle school I dove into the wave- full frontal.

Throughout middle school and high school, Web 2.0 seemed to be a major principle of my existence. I struggled with its negative implications, though I also celebrated its positive creations. There are many Web 2.0 characteristics that I celebrate, as there are many that I disagree with. Nevertheless, the platform that I would find the most difficult to abandon would have to be Youtube.

I use Youtube on a regular basis, whether I’m keeping up with my subscriptions or trying to develop a new principle of thought. Youtube allows people to share ideas and information; as a visual learner, I find it incredibly helpful to have a platform with such a diverse and entertaining spectrum of content.

There’s something for everyone- and I feel like there’s a genuine sense of community that anyone can experience. I’m definitely a people person- but there are times when I don’t exactly want to interact with the those that I see on a day to day basis (as horrible as that may sound). I like being able to connect with people through similar interests, and this platform gives me a unique way to do that!

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