Like everybody else, I enjoy to watch fun or eye-opening videos on youtube and vimeo. Or on facebook; I am virtually addicted to facebook. Facebook is a modern debate forum, it's a modern way of keeping in contact with friends and family - and everybody is contributing. Everybody is an author of their own bulletin board, their own facebook wall, and we can all contribute to the information on every other's facebook wall. Splendid, or ... ?!?
For a couple of years I have been thinking about this dilemma: Who contributes, and who just enjoys the entertainment? Lately I have been overwhelmed by my own stupidity - why can't I just be entertained? Why can't I just enjoy my classic car and go the usual saturday gatherings - without thrashing my car and revving it above 7k rpm every single time I go for a sunday drive? Bugger! And as long as youtube has been active I have made videos - I started back when I had to have a converter box to turn my taped video into digital content, when nobody had heard of youtube. Now it has evolved into this ULTIMOSTILE monster, where I practically paid 11,500€ to make the video you can see at the top of this page. How can that ever make any sense?!
And how about becoming a youtuber? It's easy: Have an opinion and make stupid videos about it. Everybody loves it. I do rather enjoy Marchettino's videos - even after he bought the Nissan, and Seen through Glass is also kind of alright - but I positively hate Schmee. What do I know?! Chris Harris was brilliant before he joined Top Gear (actually he still is ... ), and Harry Metcalf from EVO also has the right spirit, and Jay Leno and all the Motor Trend guys: Top Dollar! But that is probably the problem - they have lots of money, and film crews and all.
I fucking hate it!