I must have lived under a rock in the past couple of years or so, because I never thought that YouTube was a mega-site. It’s not only a video repository, as I found out, but it’s actually a community, a pretty large one. It’s like Friendster/MySpace on steroids.
But this rave is not about how YouTube is like the social networking sites. You guys can always troop to Gadzooki.com and bug someone to write about that. This is about the YouTube Awards. Just this March 2007, the top videos for YouTube were announced. There were seven categories in all, namely:
What I’m enthusiastic about the awards is that my two favorite YouTube stars were there. TheWineKone won for Best Commentary, while HappySlip did not win, but was second in the Best Comedy category, I’m still proud of her. She was new to YouTube at that time, only 6 months into her “moviemaking” on YouTube.
I’m proud of them both because they’re Asians, and because they are very talented.
But of course, I’m all the more proud for HappySlip, for these reasons:
There as many interesting people on YouTube as there are controversies, jealousies and mudslinging there. It’s a fun place, and awards like these make it all the more fun. Though some people are complaining that these only serve to worsen the atmosphere of competition among the YouTube wannabes, I believe that awards events like these serve to spur people to better their craft. Hey, if it boosts Filipinas like HappySlip, it’s all good!
If you want to catch the mudslinging action on YouTube, search for “LisaNova SpamBot” or look for the user named ResurrectionOfCG. Check his comments and his videos, and you’ll see what I mean. Happy YouTube-ing!