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

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CambridgeBlue · 10/08/2015 16:18

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? :)

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LunchpackOfNotreDame · 10/08/2015 16:43

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


squishyeyeballs · 10/08/2015 19:22

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Birdsgottafly · 10/08/2015 19:26

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 · 10/08/2015 19:44

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


takemetomars · 10/08/2015 19:48

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 · 10/08/2015 19:53

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


Merrylegs · 10/08/2015 19:56

I think this part of your OP:


explains why you're not getting it.


SouthWestmom · 10/08/2015 21:00

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 · 10/08/2015 21:04

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 · 10/08/2015 21:20

they are all just annoying young slim posh kids. blueughhh


cranberryx · 10/08/2015 21:33

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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