Hop On The Fame Train

Rachita Chaudhury

Youtube not only allows you to watch cats do tricks, but it is a vehicle for fame and recognition for anyone who has an account.

The internet in general has always been a way to see funny spoofs and talent but Youtube combines both.

The biggest music examples are Justin Bieber and Rebecca Black. They took over the media world by posting their talent, or lack thereof, on Youtube. The idea of small-town undiscovered stars is becoming less possible with the increasing availability of Youtube.

Furthermore, “Charlie Bit My Finger” and “David After the Dentist” went viral for a while and they were as simple and easy as homemade comedy gets.

In the past Ryan Higa has made funny, sarcastic how-to videos including “How to Be Ninja”, “How to Be Gangster”, and “How to Be Emo”. His channel features many more random videos as well.

Fred” (Lucas Cruikshank) made us laugh with his high-pitch voice and random acts. “Fred” went on to be a guest star on the Nickelodeon show iCarly thanks to his Youtube career.

The newest budding star is Jenna Marbles who has stolen the spotlight with her many hilarious how-to videos. Her hit video was “How to Avoid Talking to People You Don’t Want to Talk to”. She includes some mature content in her videos so viewer discretion is advised.

She has nearly 2 million subscribers to her Youtube channel already and uploads videos every Wednesday. Expect to see her all over TV soon because of her budding music career.

In another sense, Youtube also helps those who make animations. “Llamas with hats” is a series of 3 animated videos that include some harsh, but humorous jokes.

There is no one quality that earned these people their “15 minutes of fame”, so what are you waiting for? Try making people laugh, posting your opinions, or displaying your talents and maybe you’ll get discovered.