Youtube.. Everyone must’ve heard of it by now. Youtube currently has over 1 billion users and is used everywhere, ranging from the classroom to your home. The video sharing website was founded in 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. Why is Youtube such a success? Well it’s quite simple really, it’s the spreadability of the videos. Videos can be shared with just a click, and this is very important when it comes to journalism because journalists can access footage from things which they couldn’t witness for themselves. This may mostly be amateur footage, but there are also plenty of professional videos on Youtube. Another reason for Youtube’s success is the fact that almost anything can be uploaded on it, so this allows all sorts of people to upload all sorts of content. One bizarre example would be ‘TechRax’ which is a channel who tries various methods to break iPhones.
I myself have a Youtube channel, where I have uploaded videos from concerts I have attended. I find Youtube a very easy service to use, as it is very simple to upload videos and Youtube itself has tools to edit videos which I find useful. Below is a video which I took when I went to see The 1975 last year.