Jargon Busting No. 2 – Youtubbing

Late on a Friday night, when you don’t want to go to bed but there is nothing on TV you can go Youtubbing

Youtubbing is the acting of going down the rabbit hole that is YouTube. When you watch a YouTube video there may links to other videos at the end of the video you just watched and on the page next to the video. You can waste hours watching videos of sneezing kittens, music videos, foreign adverts for unknown products and instructions on how to put on makeup.  

The numbers about YouTube are staggering, according to the YouTube Press Statistics:

  • More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month
  • 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute

This numbers a hard to comprehend, that’s a lot of film clips from cult tv programs, bad quality films of idiots falling off skateboards and people singing painful songs they wrote about lost love and broken hearts. 

But YouTube is full of useful video such as technical instructions, a search for “insert sim iphone 5” results in over 79,000 videos. Admittedly not all of them will be very helpful when it comes to working out how to put a sim card into a new iphone5, but it blows my mind that there are more than 2 videos explaining how to do it, let alone 1,000s!!  So if you have a technical problem or what to know ‘how to’ just about anything, then YouTube is likely to have the answer. 

As it’s Friday and it’s getting late as I write this, and I can’t think very seriously, here is my current favourite YouTube clip, it’s not technical or helpful but it is very clever and very funny (if you have ever owned a cat) – Sad Cat Diary.

 

And for the dog lovers here’s – Sad Dog Diary.

 

Enjoy and have a great weekend 🙂

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