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To not at all get the fuss about youtube?

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spad Wed 25-Nov-15 12:39:38

Okay, I know I am probably way out of touch.

But really, what do people watch on youtube? Is it really not just ugly cats dancing?

Any recommendations?

mannequinonthemove Wed 25-Nov-15 12:44:47


People upload all sorts - you can watch old episodes of Catchphrase, classic movies, cookery programmes, highlights from last week's Daily Politics, classic Steve Martin stand ups, interviews from Parkinson in the 70s, anything at all. Honestly it's like saying "I don't get telly, what's that all about".

Just type in any random noun or celebrity into the search box.

Seeyounearertime Wed 25-Nov-15 12:47:54

Music is my YouTube thing.
No matter what it may be I can listen to hours of anything I care to think of and even find new music.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 25-Nov-15 12:48:32

How to perfect your winged eyeliner, unblock a toilet, use chopsticks, listen to the Family Ties theme music, watch music videos........

spad Wed 25-Nov-15 12:51:27


But why would you want to do any of that? have just watched the episode of Neighbours when Scott and Charlene got married.

So what's with the mn channel and Jamie Oliver channel? Are there just loads of links to click on or is there a schedule like normal tele?

MephistophelesApprentice Wed 25-Nov-15 12:51:59

I can watch games of Dungeons and Dragons the way normal men watch sport.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 25-Nov-15 12:52:43

'But why would you want to do any of that?'

Er, cause it's useful to me perhaps.........

cranberryx Wed 25-Nov-15 12:56:16

spad Jamie Oliver has quite a few channels, the main food tube, drinks tube, and family food tube and each has a regular schedule. It's basically like snippets of his cookery shows but all of the recipes are separate.

If you 'subscribe' to a channel whenever you login it gives you a selection of videos that have been uploaded from those channels so you can choose what you want to watch. It's all about what you like - music? Cooking? Crafts?

stitchglitched Wed 25-Nov-15 12:57:06

I love YouTube. Music videos, ASMR to help me sleep, cooking tutorials, old xfactor auditions, Stampy and science stuff for DS. What's not to like?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 25-Nov-15 12:57:21

Screaming goats and cats being bastards are popular in this household

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 25-Nov-15 12:58:00

Also really good educational stuff - the "In a Nutshell" channel is awesome

HSMMaCM Wed 25-Nov-15 12:58:30

When the instructions for your pop up tent make no sense, you can watch a demo on YouTube.

frikadela01 Wed 25-Nov-15 12:58:46

YouTube taught me how to cook delicious meatballs. It also taught me how to fix our central heating when it just died in the middle of winter. I bloody love it.

BrianButterfield Wed 25-Nov-15 12:59:01

Well yesterday lunchtime at work I was carrying two mugs on a little tray, they were clattering and I made a joke that it was like the Julie Walters "two soups" sketch. Some people hadn't seen it so I pulled up youtube on my iPad and we all watched it and had a good laugh. Then everyone was remembering sketches they enjoyed and we spent a happy half an hour watching old comedy clips that a few years ago would have been lost in the mists of time. Youtube is great!

SSargassoSea Wed 25-Nov-15 13:00:48

I watched some really good exercises for improving your posture.

Also how to uphoslter a dining chair.

And lots of furniture painting tips.

Make up tips.

SSargassoSea Wed 25-Nov-15 13:01:41

OH, yes and how to reseal your shower tray.

RachelZoe Wed 25-Nov-15 13:02:53

I use it for music, tutorials/instructional videos, work, cooking, just random bits and pieces. There's something for everyone. It's very useful.

Also for the kids it's great, loads of educational stuff and helpful videos about applying to uni etc.

I have used Youtube for tutorials on how to do some arcane bits of knitting - using magic loop, and doing Kitchener stitch, and to teach myself how to crochet granny squares.

I watch lots of recordings of choirs doing pieces that I love - or that I am doing with my choir, so I can sing along at home (and get a bit of extra practice in).

Ds has a video of him doing tricks on his bike - it's years old, but I still enjoy watching it from time to time.

spad Wed 25-Nov-15 13:11:09

I like the sound of In A Nutshell.

Any others like that?

Thanks everyone, this is great.

AlpacaPicnic Wed 25-Nov-15 13:37:17

I watch these things on youtube...

Cats being adorables!
Cats being dicks...
Cookery demos, especially cakes and cake decorating
spot squeezing sporn
Rugby punch ups
Old adverts I've remembered and loved - 'I'm Ray Gardner - I drink Blackcurrant Tango!'
Other peoples holiday videos of places I have been on holiday - mainly Disneyworld.

HSMMaCM Wed 25-Nov-15 13:50:27

And when your children are doing GCSEs Kahn academy do some great online tutorials.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 25-Nov-15 13:52:37

TED talks are also on youtube and very good.
There is some food stuff on there, you just need to amongst all the cat videos although Simons cat is awesome

Seeyounearertime Wed 25-Nov-15 14:08:01

Also, those with young kids theres:
Busy Beavers (Educational sort of thing)
Chu Chu TV (Nurery rhymes and what not)
Mother Goose Club (more rhymes and fun)
Little Baby Bum (more rhymes)

MissFitt68 Wed 25-Nov-15 14:11:51

I'm a big YouTube fan

I follow a lot of mum you tubers.... Mrs meldrum ( don't care what MN think about that one),Witt family,SacconeJolys and channel mum

I love grocery hauls, day in the life and outfit of the day! Got some great recipes from it too

MissFitt68 Wed 25-Nov-15 14:12:27

I also love to watch marathon running!

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