No one would have ever thought that YouTube will be drastically growing in a short span of time. YouTube has changed the era from entertainment to education. There is no single thing that is not available on YouTube. You can know about anything happening around the world just by sitting at home. The thing is you should have YouTube on your mobile.
YouTube was first created as a video sharing website by three persons Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. It was founded in the year 2005 on the 14th of February and it is headquartered in San Bruno, California. The CEO of YouTube is Susan Wojcicki. In November 2006, Google bought this site and now YouTube is working as one of Google subsidiaries.
YouTube is the world’s biggest platform which enables users to upload videos and make money from those videos. People can add any videos of their interest like education, entertainment, politics, crafts, designs etc. When those videos get certain views, YouTube will directly pay you money. In this way, you can earn money just by making simple, viral and interesting videos.
This is a short description to the world’s largest entertainment and education channel, YouTube and my article will help you know the positive and negative effects of YouTube on the individual life which in turn have an effect on the society.
As stated, “A coin has two sides”. Everything in this world in its own way has positive and negative effects. In the same way, YouTube also shows it effect in both positive and negative ways in the society.
Let me first start in explaining each and every good thing that YouTube has contributed to the people.
Positive effects of YouTube
YouTube in its own peculiar and smart way has a lot of advantages which gained a positive impression on the people.
1. Money Maker
People can make huge amounts of money through YouTube. You can get money just by posting useful videos. Videos can be of teaching subjects either technical or non-technical, movie clips, dubbing clips of famous actors, gaming videos, craft related videos etc.
Your video should be unique and impressive. When your videos get viral and get more views, you will be paid accordingly.
More view – more money is the motto of the YouTube channel.
You can also make prank videos which if of high entertainment and make more and more money from it.
2. Entertainment at home
Many people usually spend a lot of money to get entertained. For those people, my suggestion is to just install YouTube on your mobile, have an internet connection and enjoy everything on YouTube.
You can watch comedy videos, prank videos etc to get entertained. There are many TV shows which you can watch on YouTube and get entertained.
There are many comedy and recreational channels available on YouTube. Do subscribe to those channels and watch them for refreshment.
3. Online Education
Education at home is possible through YouTube. You can learn anything related to any topic just by using YouTube. Math, Science, History, etc can be learned. Research about any topic can be done. If you are interested to learn any course, you can learn through this.
Many universities like IIT’s, BITS, NIT’s etc make videos related to engineering topics and you can learn them by watching online.
The main advantage is that you can learn any course for free on YouTube.
You can even get jobs through YouTube when you have a sound technical channel in your YouTube.
4. Watch Live Channels
Another added feature of YouTube is that you can watch live videos. If a video is live in the US and you are sitting at home, still you can know what is happening in the US by using YouTube.
You will be able to know what is happening around the globe when you the simple trick of how to use YouTube properly.
There are still many positive effects like
- You can run campaigns on YouTube.
- Educate people about animals and the importance of their existence.
- Organize Blood donation campaigns.
In this way, YouTube helped us to know about anything which is the outstanding feature.
Negative Effects of YouTube
YouTube has made the world much smaller with its activities.
1. Health problems
People spend much time on YouTube by sitting at a particular place. This may lead to obesity problems. Since they watch mobiles or laptops for a huge amount of time, eye problems may occur at a very small age.
Children get most affected because they are very sensitive but they spend a lot of time on YouTube.
Loneliness also occurs because they spend a lot of time on it and never get interacted with others. They don’t share anything with their parents and become lonely and at a particular stage, they can’t handle pressure and commie suicide.
2. Time wastage
Spending time on YouTube for education is good and productive. But if people spend more time watching useless videos, it is a waste of time. When spent more time watching meaningless videos, the brain gets distracted and people cannot be able to focus on education. It leads to a great loss for the lives of such people.
3. Fake Videos
There are some people who post and share fake videos just to make money. People watch such videos, get distracted. Videos on death are also made and some people out of stress watch them and commit suicide.
Such videos should never be encouraged and reported immediately.
There are more positive effects than negative effects of YouTube. So when this site is used properly, one can get easily benefitted and can earn huge amounts of money.
I hope this article helped you in analyzing the revolutionary change of YouTube, how to use it for making money and its positive and negative effects on the society.
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