Useless Poll of the Day - How many of you are into Youtube?

How many of you are Youtube fanatics?

  • I watch it all the time
  • I watch it sometimes
  • I can take it or leave it (watch on rare occasions)
  • I never watch it
  • I do not have internet access fast enough to watch streaming video
  • I like pie!

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What about pie youtube channels?

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I’m really curious what people actually watch on Youtube. 90% of my viewing is music videos, movie trailers, and the like. Don’t really get the rest of it. Please enlighten me.

I watch more tech videos like those from MKBHD, political news such as on The Young Turks, science videos such as from Sci Show and Joe Scott, animal videos (cats & dogs, mostly), design videos, and how-to/life-hack videos.

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I watch YouTube at least an hour a day. There’s so much more content put out there by people than any other medium right now. Cooking, adventure, talk, vlogs and so on. All of it is interesting to me right now.

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Pretty much never unless I get linked there. I don’t really have time to add another medium of content to my life right now!

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Once you start finding great original content / creators, like Pitch Meeting guy, and subscribing to channels, you get hooked. When I turn on the TV, I often see what’s new on YouTube before checking Netflix, Hulu, etc.

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I’m more on the production than consumption side as far as YouTube goes. I have more than 7000 subscribers, more than 1,300 videos, and literally hundreds and hundreds of hours of material on the channel. So it’s fair to say I’ve created more YouTube video than I’ve watched.

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I watch all the time. It’s more of my viewing than Netflix or Hulu. I even have the paid version. I watch a lot ranging from TWiT Shows, to plane spotting, to other tech or photo stuff.

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I watch a lot utube, no TV or pay stuff. All the old pre commercials stuff. Love watching how to fix or make stuff vids. Documentaries on about anything. Old music

As cord cutters, we get most of our content from Netflix and Youtube. There are lots of great documentaries, podcasts, talk shows, workout videos, how-to videos, and of course lots of music.

Heck, I put ‘The Tech Guy’ on Youtube at night when I go to bed and I’m not sleepy. Yes, I’ve heard the first 15 minutes of that podcast more times than I can count. I’m almost embarrassed to admit that here. I don’t find it boring, just idk… comforting? It lulls me to sleep every time.

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I think YouTube has matured big time in terms of content over the last few years. I’m a red subscriber mostly to avoid ads. Here are some of my favorite channels:

Adam Savage’s Tested - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiDJtJKMICpb9B1qf7qjEOA
Forgotten Weapons - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrfKGpvbEQXcbe68dzXgJuA
First We Feast - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPD_bxCRGpmmeQcbe2kpPaA
Jay Leno’s Garage - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQMELFlXQL38KPm8kM-4Adg
Lazy Game Reviews - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLx053rWZxCiYWsBETgdKrQ
Regular Car Reviews - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo1pShh6dtg-T_ZZkgi_JDQ
Vintage Space - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw95T_TgbGHhTml4xZ9yIqg

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It’s my go-to for entertainment. Unlike Netflix or Hulu, which I don’t watch, You Tube stimulates my curiosity and is a never-ending source for new ideas…things I never knew existed. Especially the science-based channels. I watch multi-year channels of people building log homes, or others on extreme adventure trips, and I watch lots and lots of art videos about resin because that’s my favorite hobby. It’s also an endless source for learning new things through how-to videos and documentaries. Oh, and I also like that I can skip ads after 6 seconds.

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I have YouTube Premium, so worth it, watch it way more than any other streaming service.

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Yep, me too. It’s my longest continuous sub, included with my Google Play Music sub - grandfathered in atva lower price. Having no ads is very nice. I watch a lot of tech stuff, Twit stuff, music. Basically what I used to do channel hopping I now do on YouTube

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These days much of what interests me is on YT. TWiT shows, Rene’s Vector show, and all the other specialty channels I enjoy;

History Channels:
History Time
The History Guy

Disney-related Channels:
Bright Sun Films
Offhand Disney

UrbEx Channels:
The Proper People
Sidestep Adventures
This is Dan Bell
MattSonswa

Music Analysis Channels:
Polyphonic

General Channels:
First Amendment Center
Company Man
post10 (All about drains)
TriAngulum Audio (StarTrek)

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I watch it pretty much every day. Mainly music videos, tech related stuff, old TV shows and walk-through videos when I need to know how to do something.

It’s funny, when YouTube came out I thought “This is going to be a flop”. I wondered who in their right mind would want to share their videos publicly and why anyone would want to watch them. I just didn’t see much of a use case. How wrong I was.

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I like to view the TWiT live stream on YT…and over time I’ve become kinda addicted to a few channels. I have YT Premium as well, so ad-free is nice. Such a wide range of really neat stuff, like The Slow Mo Guys, MKBHD, Cooking Tree, D&D gaming and several Let’s Play channels.

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Just wanted to thank everyone who shared their Youtube viewing habits (whether it was in response to my request or not). Not sure I’ll ever be a big user (likely not, haha), but I’ll definitely be checking out some of your suggestions.

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