YouTube's popularity

2019-03-22 1 min read

    I know YouTube is huge but it’s amazing how small of a role it plays in my life. The statistics make it seem as if nearly every person online is addicted to YouTube and yet I barely use it. The extent of my YouTube experience is watching how-to videos whenever I need to do something around the house.

    The most recent time I watched YouTube was a directed search for a how to video on how to disassemble and unclog a bathtub drain. Beyond that I can’t recall the last time I watched a YouTube video. Every once in a while I will get nostalgic and watch some classic video game videos but other than that my YouTube watching is minimal.

    I know that YouTube is extremely popular but I have a difficult time reconciling that given my usage. It’s yet another example of how my attitude towards the modern digital world seems at odds with the rest of the world.

    I'm aware of the irony of embedding a YouTube clip in this post but it's too true to pass up.