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Seven Valuable Lessons Learned on YouTube

Updated on June 7, 2013

The internet is a wonderful tool. It's importance is beyond measure. Thanks to the world wide web, people from all over the world can read our hubs, pay bills, and keep up with their favorite celebrities. One of the more popular websites is YouTube. YouTube is the second largest search engine, only behind Google. With thousands of videos a click away, there are several lessons we can learn from this internet giant.

1. When you decide to make a video of yourself singing and dancing, make sure you're standing on the floor.

We all love to sing and dance. Who hasn't used a hair brush or another hand held object for a microphone? Most of us are not "American Idol" or "The Voice" material, but we can do our thing while the camera is rolling. Observe the young lady in the video.

After watching this video, two things should be clear. Dance on a bigger table and better yet, Keep your feet on the ground!!

2. Toothpaste and glass cleaner can work together at the same time, but never on your teeth!

Our buddy in the video will teach us how these two household items combined with a sock can save you some money on vehicle maintenance.

Now we've learned that we don't need expensive kits to restore our headlights. When you take your car to your local dealership, they will suggest that you spend almost 80 dollars for them to do this service for you. As our pal stated,

"All you need is some toothpaste, a sock, and some "winder cleaner."

3. How to pack a lot, I mean LOTS of clothes into a duffel bag while traveling.

Airlines are getting more outrageous by the day. We now have to pay for our bags while we fly. If you're traveling for a week or less, the instructor will demonstrate how easily this can be done.

This does work. On a recent five day trip to Los Angeles, I was able to fit all of my clothing, two pairs of shoes, and my laptop into my carry on duffel bag. My only complaint was that it was HEAVY!

4. Babies are cute.

All over the internet you have videos of babies dancing, crying, laughing, eating, and dancing. We can't get enough of these little bundles of joy.

Giving babies lemons to eat, seems to draw laughs as the infants pucker and make all kinds of faces. I'm a grown man and I'd probaly make the same face too.

5. How to cook different dishes.

I don't pretend to be a chef by any means, but even a novice cook can learn to make some delicious recipes. Here is a mouth watering dish that can be prepared for the whole family.

I learnt how to make Shepherd's Pie, by watching this video. It is absolutely delicious. Try it. Even the kids will want seconds.

6. You can lose weight and stay in shape without ever leaving your house.

When you watch TV, you won't get to far without seeing an infomercial for P90X, Insanity, and other videos promising six pack abs. In all reality you don't need to buy any of those products to achieve a lean physique. All you need is a jump rope and 10-15 minutes.

Jumping rope is a full body workout. While jumping, so many muscles are working together to accomplish this. It won't be easy at first, but in time you will get better and you will like how your body transforms before your eyes.

7. How to have 15 minutes of fame.

In these days and times you can become famous without having any talent. Just be funny and outrageous. Various people have become famous as their clips from new stations become viral. Usually the person is loud, over the top, full of sound bites and their interview is remixed into a song.

Several of these people have used this time to their advantage. The lady in the video, has made commercials and appeared in many interviews since.

YouTube is great for many reasons. I barely touched the surface of what you can see, learn and do from this website. It can be used for good or used for bad like anything else. In closing, YouTube is a powerful tool for all the world to use.

What do you mostly go on YouTube for?

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      Embul 3 years ago

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Thanks for stopping by. Yes, YouTube is crazy. I try to use it for meaningful purposes and not just entertainment.

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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Hi Cat,

      Thanks for sharing and breathing some life into this hub! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yes, I was/am a YouTube addict. I've even learned small car repairs on there. Being the bonehead I am, during sleep, I accidentally kicked my laptop off the bed! Im now using my work laptop, but can't write. It sucks. Are you feeling better? Your 'Seasons' poem was very somber.

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      W1totalk 4 years ago

      This is a great article. There is a guy dayum drops who was made really famous when his voice was and likeness was made into a video. Youtube is crazy.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Man of Strength,

      Oh my lanta... I had 3 cups of coffee sitting on my bladder when I read this, not a good decision... lol. I definitely laughed quite a few times, but there were other cool videos here too! I almost try to stay away from YouTube because I generally tend to go over for one specific video, next thing, I've lost an hour out of my day... lol.

      Imagine... we'd have never dreamed of something like this when we were growing up!

      Wicked cool hub!

      Up and others ~ Sharing too!


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      Man of Strength 4 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Thanks for reading!

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

      hahha lesson learned nice hub!

      I definitely wont be making one for my own good.