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To just not get these vloggers? YouTubers? Whatever they're called?

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CambridgeBlue Mon 10-Aug-15 16:18:51

DD (13) is currently glued to Tanya Burr videos on YouTube and also loves watching Zoella, Sprinkle of Glitter and so on. I've watched a few of the videos (to make sure they're suitable and to try and show an interest) and while they seem like nice people, my God this whole vlogging thing is just so vacuous and self absorbed. The make-up tutorials are OK but a lot of it just seems to be 'here's a video of me doing normal day to day stuff that everyone else does' and talking quite annoyingly about it.

AIBU to despair at the self obsession of that generation or am I just getting old and cynical? smile

LunchpackOfNotreDame Mon 10-Aug-15 16:43:06

They're great for hair, makeup and nail tutorials if you distinctly ungirly like me so yabu

squishyeyeballs Mon 10-Aug-15 19:22:03

I knew they existed but hadn't realised they were so big. Just searched Sparkle on youtube and ended up watching 16 minutes of her walking around a second hand shop looking at furniture..... God it's mindless drivel but ridiculously addictive. Yanbu.

Birdsgottafly Mon 10-Aug-15 19:26:09

I follow fellow Vegans and Athletes/Exercise experts, especially for Women 45+, it saves me a fortune on Personal Training and nutrition advice.

There is something for everyone.

BoneyBackJefferson Mon 10-Aug-15 19:44:18

As has been pp its not just tips on hair styling and make up.

takemetomars Mon 10-Aug-15 19:48:31

yep, addictive but not for long. tanya Burr is quite possibly THE most vacuous airhead I have ever seen on youtube but by god is she clever with it and has made herself a tidy living from it. You can't blane them for filling a gap in the market.
Pure drivel most of it. If you want decent make up tutorials watch the pixiwoo sisters

BoneyBackJefferson Mon 10-Aug-15 19:53:36

It should be pointed out that Zoella has made a lot of money form this and has her "own" range of products.

Merrylegs Mon 10-Aug-15 19:56:28

I think this part of your OP:


explains why you're not getting it.

Noeuf Mon 10-Aug-15 21:00:49

God yes we had to wait ages at some event to see Alfie someone witter on about being himself. We are sinking to an LCD in this country.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 10-Aug-15 21:04:42

Well Zoella is a millionaire so has done quite well.
I must admit I quite like her hair tutorials.

Dd is a keen Vlogger and has a couple of YouTube channels. Keeps her busy! grin. I'm hoping if it takes off she will make millions. Hers is all gaming and unboxing unicornos.

wizzywig Mon 10-Aug-15 21:20:07

they are all just annoying young slim posh kids. blueughhh

cranberryx Mon 10-Aug-15 21:33:18

I think it's the next generations version of reality TV.

There are some parenting ones like the sacconejoly's that I am guilty of watching occasionally - although I can't abide tanya burr.

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