Initial Research Ideas for YouTube Project

I have listed below some of the initial ideas I have for my YouTube project, some of the areas that I might like to explore and research further into to base my YouTube project on.

1) Why people use YouTube, why people all over the world decide to upload home-made videos of themselves, their friends and families, etc, what compels these users of YouTube to do so?

2) The cons of YouTube. For example, copyright laws and infringment, or the fact that once a user uploads a video to YouTube they lose all control over what happens with that video, who sees it and how it might be manipulated.

3) Why some videos uploaded onto YouTube are particularly popular and re-created by others so many times? Example: the “Numa Numa guy” video, one guy (Gary Brolsma) sitting in front of his computer miming along to “Dragostea din Tei”. Or, example: the “Dreams” series of videos, where people have simply filmed themselves talking about their dreams.

The “Numa Numa Guy” video:

The original of this video is said to have over 62 million views, but I have been unable to find the original. The video has been re-uploaded by others several times.

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