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A recent survey commissioned by Variety found that teens in the U.S. “are more enamored with YouTube stars than they are the biggest celebrities in film, TV, and music.” For the young folks surveyed, personalities like Smosh and The Fine Bros are more influential than mainstream celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence and Katy Perry. It really is a whole new world out there.
That’s what the kids are watching, though. What about those of us who are slightly older and not quite as YouTube-native? We’re not yet at the “get off my lawn” levels of Carl Fredricksen from Up, but we also don’t want to waste a precious five seconds of our lives waiting to see a Fred video. (Honestly, is there anything better than when the “Skip Ad” button pops up?)
We've compiled this helpful, one-stop primer for the vloggers who are actually funny — and, at times, thoughtfully reflective — in a way those of us over 18 can appreciate. Keep clicking for little vignettes of happiness, YouTube-style.
Liz and Sarah met through mutual friends in Denver, CO while Liz was in town for a Jason Mraz concert. The two immediately hit it off, and after dating for two years, Liz proposed to Sarah. Before a picnic in the park, Liz had glued the letters to spell out "Marry Me" on a Scrabble board (one of Sarah's favorite games). read
I’ve got six (unnatural) holes in my ears, and I’m not afraid to use 'em (that is, bejewel them with small studs and hoops). Admittedly, though, I wish I could get a bit more creative with the placement of my earrings — and the pieces themselves. It's just tough to know where to start. So, I went back to the place read