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YouTube...Is it Really For YOU?

June 23, 2011
By AddieLynnLynn SILVER, Dallas, Georgia
AddieLynnLynn SILVER, Dallas, Georgia
5 articles 1 photo 4 comments

Does it ever seem to occur that
Every time you search the web, it's most likely that you will find an inappropriate comment, picture, or something completely immature? Today in this world, it seems that that these unreasonable web posts are making our world go round. Or are they? One of the websites where I see these mishaps going in at are on YouTube- where you can publicly broadcast yourself on the internet for free. So many revealing videos and slide shows are posted every day. Now, I am NOT saying YouTube is a bad website, because that would be a 100% lie! I love YouTube, and I think it is SO amazing! Not only can you get educated, but you can catch up with your family, friends, AND learn how to play 'Love Story' by Taylor Swift on the guitar! There are so many uses for this wonderful website, while there are so many who abuse it everyday. So here's the million dollar question: How can we stop all these inappropriate posts? Truthfully, everyone cannot be happy at the same time, so there will always be that one person abusing the web. But just like a disease, you can stop the side effects. So many people are insecure about themselves and throw their problems on others, which then makes 2 people insecure- and on and on. Wow. What I say needs to happen is that everyone should understand the effects just one person could have on one million people. What you say may not only effect yourself, but may also hurt someone else. Say for instance you say something hurtful to someone. Then, suddenly they cut them self or commit suicide. How would you feel if you did that to an innocent person? And to add to that, what if you felt so bad for what you did, you committed suicide. There goes 2 people, plus all the pain and suffering you put your family and friends through for passing away. You never know, you may just cause them to hurt themselves,too. I am here to tell you- it's like a huge domino effect! So step back and take a look. Is YouTube really for YOU?


The author's comments:
I really do hope at least one person gets some information out of this, because I would still be making a difference! I may only be an upcoming freshman, but I have seen so many lives plummet downhill just because of one person. You may not believe it now, but as you grow older you develop more affection for others, even the ones you may not like. Trust me on this one, I've seen it many times!

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on Jul. 13 2011 at 11:34 am
AddieLynnLynn SILVER, Dallas, Georgia
5 articles 1 photo 4 comments
Thankyou, and as for you, yours should get published,too. 

julian GOLD said...
on Jul. 13 2011 at 11:14 am
julian GOLD, Eugene, Oregon
17 articles 17 photos 223 comments

Favorite Quote:
The goal is not about living forever, the goal is about creating something that can.

Yeah I know! Its terrible, and a bad way for people to vent their feelings. They're just going to get hate comments, which will make them feel even worse, and its just a vicious cycle! Thanks for your comment on my article! I'm glad I changed your view about the universe! That in itself is the biggest compliment I could get on my work, because writing is all about opening up people's minds to new ideas. So you are awesome! And you're a good writer, and this article should be published in the magazine for sure.

on Jul. 11 2011 at 3:21 pm
AddieLynnLynn SILVER, Dallas, Georgia
5 articles 1 photo 4 comments
Hi Julian! Thanks for commenting, it means alot! To tell you the truth, I love YouTube, too! There has just been so much hatred I've seen that has not only affected me, but even my friends! Even people I don't know! I love YouTube, I don't like the people who abuse it!

julian GOLD said...
on Jul. 11 2011 at 1:35 pm
julian GOLD, Eugene, Oregon
17 articles 17 photos 223 comments

Favorite Quote:
The goal is not about living forever, the goal is about creating something that can.

I myself personally love YouTube, but your article raises some interesting dilemmas. I definitely will not be throwing my troubles on others via public sites. Very well written article! You obviously do a lot of thinking about the world, and its nice that you can relate that in a positive way. Keep writing! Oh, and I have an article that I recently posted about my ideas of the universe. I'd like some feedback on it, so if you want to you should check it out. Thanks!


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