Laugh off stress-A A +A
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
WATCHING television shows can be so boring at times. Although, some people say they get some sort of relief from stress by watching TV, yes, it is a proven and tested stress reliever, much more if you're tuning on cable channels. However, sometimes there is just nothing good to watch. You change channel from time to time just to find a show that serves best your interests.
Lucky, if you find one that appeals to you better, or worse, if you find none at all. This can be so frustrating but with the new media we get an alternative way of watching shows. Most of these are short videos, and yet you will be surprised as to how long you've been on to browsing the Youtube's content.
The YouTube, one of the biggest things that have ever surfaced in the internet since it was founded in 2005, has millions of videos to watch.
It allows you to browse thousands, if not millions of videos, from trailers, cats, pranks, cartoons, tutorials.
The site has also popularized many of today's dance crazes like "Harlem Shake" and "Gangnam Style" and is where few of the celebrities started, from our very own Charice Pempengco to teen sensation Justin Bieber.
Through the years, user profiles evolved into channels with their own distinctive niches. These channels will cater to the wide interests of viewers, from video blogs (vlogs) to animation, and beauty & fashion to causes and non-profits.
For Mat Honan, an online writer of wired.com, said "The old YouTube you knew (and maybe loved!) is gone... It's becoming a cable network for people who don't have cable."
As a Youtube viewer, here are some channels that you may find worth a little of your time, or maybe, in your most unproductive time.
1. Wong Fu Productions
Founded by Philip Wang, Wesley Chan, and Ted Fu, the channel features web series, short films, music videos, vlogs by the founders, and even a game show. Currently, they have 1,797,747 subscribers and 270,201,683 views and still counting. For me this is a feel good channel. Their shorts are simple, well written, edited, and has a really good quality. Here are some videos that I suggest you watch:
a) Strangers Again. Simply because the 16 minute short is their most view video with more than 12.6 million views. I say this will be a treat for hopeless romantics.
b) The Last. It is a short best watched during a cold weather while sipping hot chocolate. For me, I'll watch this anytime of the day. With over six million views, the short stars Glee's Harry Shum Jr. and YouTube artist Kina Grannis.
c) The Allergy. This is one of the best anti-smoking ads I've seen. How they presented that "smoking is bad" is really creative and subtle.
d) Yellow Fever. This is Wong Fu's most popular short film that was shot in 2005 and released online in January 2006.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 20, 2013.