Has YouTube Video Sharing Taken Away the Passion for Reading Books? An Honest Review

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What video sharing site happens to be one of the most dominant in the world?  You guessed it: YouTube! According to the Alexa Internet, a website ranker, You Tube is the 2nd most popular site in the entire world, second only to Face book.

The goal of You Tube is to capture and share all the activities that make the world go around, from one end of the globe to the other.

The accumulations of activities and events are what make YouTube one of the most popular sites on the planet. People love action. It is intriguing to know what is going on with the quantity of people, places and things worldwide.

Founded February 14, 2005, and eventually purchased by google, YouTube has become what can be said a public addiction. Over one billion hours of video content is viewed on You tube daily. According to statistics, 400 hours of video content are uploaded every minute.

These stats could strongly indicate that the time that was once given to reading books or other text has been replaced by hours of viewing videos on You tube. What do you think?

Youtube membership

Watching videos doesn’t require you to become a member. However, if you desire to upload, rate, share content, you will have to become a registered member, an easy online process, especially if you have a google account already.


  • Upload and share videos
  • Rate and comment on videos
  • Add video to favorites for future usage


  • Videos can be used as a means of an ill will toward the public. People often post videos that are not in the public’s best interest. Such videos can lead individuals to make bad choices.
  • In addition, watching You Tube can become an addiction if you are not aware of the time you spend on the popular social media site. If you are neglecting your daily duties and responsibilities due to You Tube viewing, you must stop and discipline yourself or your life could spiral out of control.
  • Moreover, videos can replace your desire to read the text. Arguably, book stores have suffered in sales due to the trend toward video usage and viewership.

Warning: Don’t Get Banned

Avoid posting or watching videos which add no value to your life or the lives of others. A life time bad from the site will most likely occur for violation of rules and regulations.

Types of Videos Available to be Viewed on You tube

  • Videos clips
  • Music videos
  • Nature videos
  • Audio recordings
  • Lives streams
  • TV show clips
  • Mature videos
  • Educational videos
  • Violent videos
  • Funny videos
  • Prank videos
  • Activist message videos
  • Personal/family videos
  • Short documentary films
  • Movie trailers
  • amateur & Professional sports videos

You tube videos can be viewed on many mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, Apple TV, iPod, and iPhone.

You Tube can be a godsend for marketers and business entrepreneurs worldwide, allowing them to reach customers across the globe. Ten of thousands of people have profitable from the iconic social network.

My Conclusion

I have been an avid fan of YouTube. I have learned a ton of information just by watching the right videos. However, sometimes I like to balance my time between reading books and watching videos. Books allow me to highlight passages that I care about. I can also neatly fold pages that I can always return to. Wherever I go, I can take a book, an object in which I don’t have to view via electronics. Books are enduring.






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