Old 09-21-2016, 01:11 AM   #1
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How can people that get popular on YouTube be considered a "celebrity" ?. It seems like the word Celebrity gets thrown around abit to much in recent years. Take that PewDiePie guy for example...... how the hell does a guy that seems to have gone full retard get almost 20 million subs on Youtube ? or people that simply like to make videos making fun or bullying others get millions of subs. Has the world devolved into a culture that loves stupidity and drama? ...I just don't get it :-(
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:13 AM   #2
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As stupid as PewdiePie is, when 20 million people know who you are, like it or not, that makes him a celebrity. He's not A-list but that doesn't really matter when it comes to celebrity...you just need to be known, talent really doesn't apply.

Ask Kim Kardashian if you don't believe me.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:16 AM   #3
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I don't believe for one moment that all 20 million subs are individual people but I guess I can see your point. I still don't understand how someone like him can get over with people and become "famous". Could it be that he was in the right place at the right time or is this guy truly talented and I fail to see how.
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He found his niche and capitalized on it to the fullest. The dude has 37 million subscribers and generates 4 million in ad dollars each year. They're mainly kids but Madison Avenue just cares about the amount of eyeballs checking out the ads.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:37 AM   #5
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I guess its all about money these days....not so much about content
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Haters back off.



Are you freaking kidding me right now? I love Miranda Sings. And her "lisstick." Took me a little while, but she's funny.

It's all my freaking daughter's fault.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:40 AM   #7
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Are you freaking kidding me right now? I love Miranda Sings. And her "lisstick." Took me a little while, but she's funny.

It's all my freaking daughter's fault.

Haters back off? ...whats hating about not understanding how someone is famous?
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How can people that get popular on YouTube be considered a "celebrity" ?. It seems like the word Celebrity gets thrown around abit to much in recent years. Take that PewDiePie guy for example...... how the hell does a guy that seems to have gone full retard get almost 20 million subs on Youtube ? or people that simply like to make videos making fun or bullying others get millions of subs. Has the world devolved into a culture that loves stupidity and drama? ...I just don't get it :-(
At least as long ago as motion pictures incorporated a synchronized sound track.

BTW, that's a "yes."
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At least as long ago as motion pictures incorporated a synchronized sound track.

BTW, that's a "yes."
Its sad isn't it... lol
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:50 AM   #10
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Haters back off? ...whats hating about not understanding how someone is famous?
Sorry. Miranda says that all the time. She even has a song about it. That I love. Because of my freaking daughter.

https://youtu.be/0XrfMs-G2hw
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At least as long ago as motion pictures incorporated a synchronized sound track.

BTW, that's a "yes."
This is why I love the Colonel. So cool and smart and stuff. Not even trying. I would probably lose my shit and call the guy a stupid jerk or something.

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Sorry. Miranda says that all the time. She even has a song about it. That I love. Because of my freaking daughter.

https://youtu.be/0XrfMs-G2hw
I'm sorry for not understanding. Is the song good?
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:46 AM   #13
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If the Jersey Shore kids could become celebrities, why not Youtube kids?

Some of them, far from all, but some, actually have talent.
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If the Jersey Shore kids could become celebrities, why not Youtube kids?

Some of them, far from all, but some, actually have talent.


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I don't believe for one moment that all 20 million subs are individual people but I guess I can see your point.
They're not. The way Youtube works, the subscriber count just adds up over time, but it doesn't translate to active viewers. Most have a 10:1 ratio or less. Now, that's still millions of ad spaces to sell.
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I still don't understand how someone like him can get over with people and become "famous". Could it be that he was in the right place at the right time or is this guy truly talented and I fail to see how.
A bit of both. A lot of the former. Viral success is one small part doing something well enough and one huge part luck. Continued success after initial viral fame is the tricky part. It takes hard work and consistency. Say what you will about Pewdiepie, but he produces and delivers exactly what his audience wants, on a daily basis.

Why his audience wants that, I don't understand either. But lots of people also like Marmite, Kevin James movies and the Black Eyed Peas, which is just as inexplicable.
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Lowest common denominator has always appealed to the masses. The Biebs started as a YouTube phenom.
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I'd take Bieber over Miranda Sings and PewDiePie any day of the week. People might not like his music but the dude actually has a marketable skill and can competently play multiple instruments.

I can get more laughs from reading the phonebook than watching Miranda Sings.
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:55 AM   #20
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People just don't have enough to keep them busy.
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The only reason for so many celebs is the time needs to be filled somehow
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Are you freaking kidding me right now? I love Miranda Sings. And her "lisstick." Took me a little while, but she's funny.

It's all my freaking daughter's fault.
^^^^^^^This

My daughters really enjoy several youtubers. They read their books and their clothing.
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It's just a new medium that is easily transmittable world wide. Folk would still be better of spending their time reading a book or getting outside. I remember time when you got home from school, changed into play clothes and went out to play. Of course all we had was 3 channels of b&w TV and lived in the country. Ah! The good old days.
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