Top 484 YouTube Quotes

Here we have the best YouTube Quotes from famous authors such as Marshall Herskovitz, Lilly Singh, Franklin Graham, Hank Green, Chad Hurley. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

Even the most brilliant accomplishments on the Internet
Even the most brilliant accomplishments on the Internet are essentially cold. Google has changed the world, but you don’t snuggle up to it. YouTube is a giant carnival, filled with freaks and mountebanks, a place to gawk and laugh and get bored. Certainly not a place to feel anything.

Every day, something new gets thrown at me, and I’m like, ‘How did this happen?’ I’ve gone through some of the craziest life experiences because of YouTube.

Everybody’s got their phone up and everybody‘s taking recordings and posting it on YouTube and whatever and sending it to you, and it gets shown around the world.

Hosting and surfacing legacy media content isn’t all about YouTube trying to abandon its core, it’s about inviting a broader variety of viewers to the platform.

Unfortunately, I think YouTube is going down the route of rewarding the select few around content creation, be it with partnerships or with ways of funding original content.

I think a lot more people are starting to understand the power of YouTube.

Spotify, Tidal, and even YouTube, to a degree, are vast and rich troves of music, but they primarily function as search engines organized by algorithms. You typically have to know what you’re looking for in order to find it.

I think doing research is probably the most valuable thing you can do for any career you’re interested in pursuing, and not just a career on YouTube or in media. Really take a look at people whose careers you admire and learning from their successes, but also their mistakes.

If you can’t stop singing as you walk through the halls of your house, or you love performing in your local talent show, YouTube is such a good platform to share that side of you. It’s a place for people who have passions, and the audience is people who appreciate those passions.

I’m consistently recording and releasing stuff online or YouTube videos or whatever it is. I just don’t know if it’s going to be a full on, I’m the next Rihanna, or whatever. I’m not going for it to that level. But I love making music and I don’t think I could stop if I wanted to.

Drew Seeley
Seeing so many comments on our YouTube channel from people all over the world, even if they don’t understand Japanese, made me realize that music has worldwide appeal.

I think the Internet has developed at this incredibly rapid pace because of net neutrality, because of the free nature of it, because a YouTube can start the way YouTube started.

I love being supportive of other YouTubers because I know how much work and dedication goes into building a channel, and I think that the community on YouTube is just so important because the viewers get to be a part of what you’re creating.

Now we know that if we make a ten min video for YouTube, people will watch it.

I just made my album. I did my best. And I uploaded the video just to ‘YouTube.’ That was all.

I’m just out of touch with new music in general, and I only know about it if I’m hanging out with someone that knows about it, or I catch it on YouTube.

I think that idea is more an emphasis on being in the right place at the right time, not to say I’m a carbon copy of Inzaghi. I had a little YouTube of his goals, and watched a 15-minute reel of him, and obviously a lot of his goals are one-touch finishes.

I make a point to tweet out really funny comments I get on YouTube videos. I have the most ridiculous ones.

I have a channel on YouTube called Buckshotwon. It started off as a kind of joke, just behind-the-scenes goofs.

A majority of my YouTube friends I’ve made because I made a trip down to California and literally tweeted them saying, ‘Hey! Come over – let’s shoot something!’ And then two strangers will just meet up, talk, and shoot something.

With everything that I’ve done with YouTube and podcasts for so many years, it’s been: you can record it, edit, and then upload that day. With the book and documentary, it’s been such a longer process.

I moved to L.A. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, but I really like the entertainment industry. I started to make videos on YouTube to get more comfortable being in front of the camera. The first video I filmed was with my sister.

YouTube is a place for everybody to get together and interact and share their love for Babymetal.

Yui Mizuno
I’ve been looking at some video clips on YouTube of President Obama – then candidate Obama – going through Iowa making promises. The gap between his promises and his performance is the largest I’ve seen, well, since the Kardashian wedding and the promise of ’til death do we part.

YouTube is an amazing platform to talk about social issues because it gives people the ability to tell their own stories and reach audience around the world who may otherwise never be exposed to these people and conversations.

I could always play the drums, so I have some musical talent, but I don’t live in Atlanta or LA, so I can’t just randomly bump into major artists. So instead, I started building my fan base and my name by networking through the internet. Mostly through Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and Facebook.

With places like Spotify and YouTube broadcasting these days, you get a track made in San Francisco broadcasting in London moments later, so it’s more global now.

I don’t really follow the rules of like – not traditional, but how everyone does YouTube. And it’s kind of made me more cautious and conscious of what I put into my videos.

I don’t really use YouTube that much. I am a very Internet-oriented person, but I’m more of a Twitter freak – I’m always on Twitter. Or chatting with friends.

Rebecca Black
The United States ran the table on Internet innovations, creating companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, Apple, Cisco, Twitter, Amazon, eBay, YouTube, and others. Europe and Japan scarcely contributed.

Every day, three times per second, we produce the equivalent of the amount of data that the Library of Congress has in its entire print collection, right? But most of it is like cat videos on YouTube or 13-year-olds exchanging text messages about the next Twilight movie.

I’m a perfectionist, so everything I put out needs to be, like, 100 percent. So when it comes to releasing things on my YouTube channel, I triple-quadruple check it before I post it because this has got to be ready for the amount of people who are going to be watching, for sure.

Bieber is the first mega YouTube star, born inexplicably out of a novel and disruptive medium. It has, of course, always been so for pop culture: feverish bubbles, silly novelty acts and disconcerting new forces impose themselves on a reluctant and condescending media.

A lot of people hear the Pomplamoose story and think the moral of the story is to post your stuff on YouTube. I don’t think that’s the moral at all. The moral is, go where the people are, and be innovative and different. Make something unusual.

YouTube is very culturally recognized. When we started in 2007 YouTube was very relevant, but completely unrecognized.

There are some sites that pay, but access to them is quite limited. And a very small chunk of the population uses the Internet. So, a director goes on YouTube only for better reach.

I make funny videos. I hate saying I’m a comedian because then people stick their finger in your face and demand you tell a joke. But the other thing people call me is ‘a YouTube sensation,’ which is even worse.

I’m able to show on YouTube what I’m passionate about, what I love to do and one of those things is sewing my gear.

If I read every comment on my YouTube videos, I’d go crazy with people that are saying negative things.

YouTube viewers essentially curate their own content, so you could form your playlist to watch ‘H+’ through the eyes of one character, in chronological order, in reverse-chronological order, by geographic location. Our hope is that audiences take ‘H+’ into their own hands.

John Cabrera
With Net Neutrality, the level playing field that gave us Google, YouTube and eBay when they were start-ups would suddenly start to tilt in favor of the big, established players.

I thank God every day that there was no YouTube or Twitter when I was a teenager. I would have had a channel, and it would have been mortifying.

My favorite web site is probably YouTube.

David Henrie
There was a chapter of the pandemic where I was going all out for themed meals and watching a variety of YouTube vloggers that gave a window into their world of cooking.

I usually just watch YouTube videos or reruns on Netflix of older TV shows like ‘Family Guy’ and stuff. But I still really want to start watching more TV.

But don’t get caught out there looking goofy. It’s weird. When you do something that stinks, it’s going to last forever on the Internet. There’s always someone in the audience with a camera phone and if you’re not 100%, you’re going to be watching yourself on YouTube.

I’ve just written this six-part sketch comedy series, which I’ve never done before. And I don’t know how to pitch it. Am I supposed to just pick up a camera and put stuff on YouTube? Is that how it works?

David Alpay
When I graduated college, I didn’t get a job. I started making YouTube videos. I used to spend my days making art, and I love that. And, if I’m being honest, what’s the hardest thing? I think it’s just becoming a CEO from this path of being a YouTuber.

My first-ever social medium was actually MySpace. But my first video ever was on YouTube – that’s when I thought I was a fashion guru – posting fashion stuff. I deleted all of those videos. And I regret doing that today, because I want to look back and see how baduy I was in seventh grade!

You never, ever leave art school. It’s important to keep finding inspiration. I look at YouTube videos and think, ‘How would I do that?’ I like experimenting with things. For instance, drying paintings off too quickly in a microwave can look strangely beautiful.

YouTube has moved culture forward in attitudes – on refugees, on LGBT issues – especially trans issues. There was untapped demand there; a lot of our users would still be under-served without us. We’re a platform that enables everyone to have a voice.

I’m a beauty person on YouTube, and I’m very, very, very hyper-aware of things, and I like to dive into products and just really go in and hone in on products – whether I think they’re worth the money or not.

What makes us a bit nervous is, in this instant age, to release something that might take more than one listen. Where everything is instantly judged on YouTube or something! It’s a bit like releasing a horse and cart on a racetrack.

YouTube is an amazing platform for young musiciansalthough it’s harder to get noticed now that everyone is on it.

Conor Maynard
I had the lyricChip Don’t Go’ and a few words, and my wife came in and said that it sounded like a good song. I thought I’d finish writing it up and posting it to YouTube. I didn’t realize it was going to take off like it did.

And if my 10-year-old is Googling or looking on YouTube then she‘s got to do it in a room where we’re present. We’ve put all the child safety settings in place, but you still can’t predict what might turn up on a YouTube or Google search.

If people want to watch music videos you can go to Youtube. But it would be great if there was still music on TV that people could check out and be visually excited by an artist.

Mitt Romney speaking to a $50,000-a-plate Republican fundraiser says he doesn’t have to worry about the 47 per cent of Americans who don’t pay tax. He was not counting on the smart phone recording his speech and then posting it on YouTube.

Now, with YouTube, the audience decides. You can make something that is 20 minutes long or one minute long.

I don’t know why, but there’s something about YouTube that just makes it so awesome. You can go on there and find anything. There are actually really talented people on YouTube.

Mitchel Musso
You and I can go on YouTube and learn how to fix a tractor engine or learn Farsi. Groups are using those tools to recruit young people into a climate of hatred.

When it gets to that time to tell your mum that you’re not going to university, which has been her grand plan for you for the last 18 years, all of a sudden 700,000 YouTube views mean absolutely nothing.

Some people would say, ‘Nah, he’s just a YouTube kid.’ But I sing, play instruments; I can mix, master, and engineer – all those stuff.

William Singe
CNN has given me a platform to share my experiences. My Web site, YouTube Channel and Facebook page have exposed me to thousands of voters who share my concerns. My lack of seniority has not impeded my ability to communicate in any way.

I’m not a politician, I’m not in Congress. You know what I mean? I’m just a black girl that makes YouTube videos and tries to teach dialogue in campuses so they think before stepping into a voting booth.

I love doing YouTube. That’s where my heart is, and so it makes me sad when I can’t put a good, fun, energetic video out, because that’s what I love to do – and that’s my passion. And that’s who I am.

I think Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are the cornerstones of any social media strategy.

Manchester City didn’t pay all that money for me because they saw me once on YouTube. They saw me scoring good goals. And I haven‘t forgotten how to score goals.

The Internet Treasure companies tend to go public rather than get acquired, although there are clear exceptions, like Instagram, YouTube, Skype and PayPal.

I have a playlist on YouTube of guided meditations, I have meditation books, my crystals and crystal sound-healing bowl.

Normally, my digital peregrinations take me to destinations like Facebook, YouTube, and

I was doing nuclear med I didn’t like it. My first semester I switched to film major. YouTube helped make that decision for me.

I watch a lot of YouTube makeup tutorials. I also watch a lot of channels where all they do is eat inhumanly huge amounts of food. I’m trash, basically, is what I’m saying.

I love Alain de Botton and listen to his little ‘School of Life’ YouTube vids as I do the dishes.

YouTube has a hundred engineers who are trying to get the perfect next video to play automatically. And their techniques are only going to get more and more perfect over time, and we will have to resist the perfect.

From our experiences with the site in Japan, we’ve come to ask, ‘What can we learn about syndicating content from mobile devices and getting it up on YouTube?’

I enjoy YouTube like everyone else.

So, one of the biggest things about YouTube versus any other platform is the built-in audience and discovery tools.

YouTube consumption is entirely based on good content. If you don’t put out good content, people will not consume it.

Some comedians will tour and do these classic bits all the time. But now with YouTube and Comedy Central, people see your stuff, and they don’t want to hear you do that again.

My fan base is really, really young. They’re the youngest demographic that you can track on YouTube: 13- to 17-year-old females. But the fan mail that I get in my P.O. box, they’re all from moms and from kids who are two years old, three years old, four years old.

I create videos for my YouTube channel Chescaleigh and for ‘Decoded,’ a series with MTV.

It’s made music more accessible with YouTube and the ability to trade audio files. But it hasn’t made it more popular.

For me, it’s always fun to have people that do the same thing as you or and have the same work ethic as you. A lot of my friends have YouTube channels, and I use them in my videos, and I’m in their videos.

I snuck an hour to watch Bielsa on YouTube, I love that guy. I watched a video of him talking about tactics and formations against Brazil and I absolutely loved it.

In creating my YouTube videos, I don’t want to speak for my audience and the people I represent; I want to amplify their voices.

I was like 13, 14 years old. I had a Rock Band mic, and I used to record music and put it on YouTube and DatPiff. Then I started getting to producing my own music because I didn’t want to keep rapping on beats I was getting on SoundClick.

I do everything through Twitter, YouTube or the Internet somehow.

With YouTube streaming and Twitch and all that, you can just hop on on any given night and play videogames and have people come watch you. And even if you’ve only got 400 people watching your stream, that’s more people than would see my comedy if I went to UCB.

If I go on summer vacation, I’d make a funny video about it for YouTube. For Instagram I’d show the gorgeous pictures. Snapchat is for the little side moments, like the hotel room, the food. Twitter is for whatever thoughts that come to mind about the vacation.

I used to be terrible at understanding what the boundaries are and where YouTube ended. You can feel exposed online with literally the entire world watching you, but it is an amazing platform.

When I started on YouTube, no one talked about getting famous on the Internet or getting discovered on YouTube. I didn’t even know it was a possibility.

CBS has received a strong and positive response from the YouTube community about the quality of its programming.

As well as Pilates, I like doing little YouTube videos on my phone. Sometimes it can just be a five or 10 minute little workout.

Dianne Buswell
I have been talking about social issues on YouTube for a long time now. I think it’s very important in terms of being able to reach people around the world and people who have never been exposed to certain topics or are maybe misinformed about certain things.

Before ‘Pretty Girl‘ was released, I didn’t really talk about my YouTube channel or show anyone. I didn’t expect any of my videos to blow up like ‘Pretty Girl’ did.

Downloading and Web 2.0 have famously led to new ways of accessing culture. But these have tended to be parasitic on old media. The law of Web 2.0 is that everything comes back, whether it be adverts, public information films or long-forgotten TV serials: history happens first as tragedy, then as YouTube.

After putting out songs with 26 million views on YouTube, your life changes a little bit. Suddenly everyone’s like, ‘Where’s the album?’

I’m making 20 times more with Vessel for doing the same amount of work, if not less, than with YouTube.

Anna Akana
I never would’ve tried YouTube if I hadn’t had so many doors slammed in my face.

I learn things myself. I call it YouTube University; YouTube has taught me more than anything. I learned how to tie a tie, all my pick-up lines come from YouTube reruns of ‘Fresh Prince.’

YouTube clips get millions, billions of hits. Reality TV programs have their own channels. How can movies attempt to compete with these kinds of numbers? And do we even need to? Are we scaring ourselves by unnecessary comparisons, by not comparing apples with apples?

I did everything to break in. I even recorded covers of Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill, and put them on Youtube in the hopes that Drake would discover me like he did Justin Bieber.

You no longer have to have a big record label behind you and have to kowtow to the politics that enabled you to get there. You can be a phenomenal artist and put your stuff out there on YouTube and find yourself becoming a star.

YouTube keeps changing, and you have to change with it.

I started out poking fun at this YouTube thing.

There are quite a lot of YouTube clips of me that have gone viral. One that I think of is of a young woman at a lecture I was giving – she came from Liberty University, which is a ludicrous religious institution. She said, ‘What if you are wrong?’ and I answered that rather briefly, and that’s gone viral.

There’s no Hollywood tradition of maybe not telling people that you’re gay to protect your future ambitions. The YouTube world is a little unprecedented. I think what people are seeing is that the more true to yourself you are, the more an audience will connect with you.

I’m a tomboy, but I really love doing my makeup – I find it relaxing and grounding. With ‘The Daily Show,’ it was easier for me to do my own makeup. In the beginning, I watched a lot of YouTube tutorials. You find a beauty blogger who has your skin tone, and pretty much everything they use will look good on you.

No matter what your company does – build, manage, produce, import – as an owner, you can’t avoid the hard work and skip straight to success. No class can give you that, no YouTube video can teach it, and no book can mark it off your list.

Just as performers, I think you’d be an idiot not to utilize YouTube.

My wife thinks I’m a narcissist, but I just think it’s hilarious going on YouTube and seeing these covers. There are so many of them – literally hundreds! It’s flattering.

I put on YouTube one single and, in 20 hours, have five million, six million people.

I took an acting class with Louise Lasser, Woody Allen’s first wife and co-star in many movies. I’ve done some other indie films, if you look on the YouTube. I love acting – it’s great.

People didn’t go on YouTube to get famous back when I started.

YouTube is covered in comments that would be better expressed – and better spelled – via a simple thumbs-up or down.

One of the first jokes I wrote was this nail salon bit that ended up blowing up on YouTube. That’s kind of what propelled me into standup.

Growing up, I was always creatively inclined, and when YouTube came about, it was like getting the perfect platform to showcase what I wanted. Personally, I was going through a dark phase in my life, and I decided to make videos and basically go by the adage, ‘If you want to cheer up yourself, go cheer up someone else.’

TV has been my goal since before I started YouTube.

When my YouTube videos started to get really big, I was like, ‘Man, this is pretty sweet.’ It started as my hobby, and then I started traveling and learning how to play different instruments, and then it just kind of became my life.

YouTube can sometimes be really discouraging. When I first started doing it, I almost stopped doing it.

Since developing my blog and YouTube channel in 2013, Little Lights of Mine, I’ve connected with some of the most passionate people around the world.

The best thing about YouTube is that anyone can do it, and that’s exactly what I did.

YouTube is a free service that is extremely easy to use. There are no downloads, and hundreds of audio and video formats are instantly converted to Flash, which makes it fast and easy for the community to watch and share video.

Google+ was, to my mind, all about creating a first-party data connection between Google most important services – search, mail, YouTube, Android/Play, and apps.

I think the problem with ‘YouTube Rewind,’ at least how I see it, is pretty simple actually. YouTubers and creators and audiences see it as one thing and, YouTube, who’s in charge of making it, sees it as something completely different.

If you really want to be an actress, go to school. I think it’s great what people are doing on YouTube, but don’t forget to go to class. Have a vision for yourself, but don’t forget to do the work.

Bresha Webb
I have problems with YouTube and things like that, when you catch it mid production. If I’m doing a show and I’m working on a bit and someone’s there with a phone, they record it and put it online – it’s not the finished product.

I promise you, if you look at YouTube and see some of my first covers, you will hear that I don’t sound good. But I was so obsessed with it and wanted so much to be good at it that I forced myself to figure out what sounds right and what sounds wrong.

Let’s make it so the more you invest in YouTube, the better deal YouTube gets for you.

I was doing some YouTube covers, and I had a decently popular blog on Tumblr.

People told me I was nuts when I went to sign an act from YouTube – and now, that’s one of the most conventional things you can do as an agent or manager.

I was surprised to know I had so many hits on YouTube.

When we started doing YouTube, the goal was, hey, let’s make stuff that we want to see, that entertains us.

I have a Yamaha YC-45D organ in my studio. It’s actually Terry Riley’s favorite keyboard, so if you find old clips of him on YouTube, he’s usually playing one of these.

Ronaldinho was a big influence on me, watching him on YouTube, he used to do things that other people didn’t really used to do.

The literary world has to compete with YouTube, Instagram, PlayStation, Xbox, Hulu.

In making YouTube videos, you can’t just be an actor, you have to also know the shots and how to write.

I’m trying to break away from doing covers or from being considered only as a YouTube star. I’m a singer, songwriter, sound engineer, and producer.

William Singe
Everyone feels like there’s something you should do: you should make a song, do a YouTube video, get your views, put it on Spotify, tweet it, Instagram it, do it again and again and again. And I think, that’s not what I’m living for. I ain’t living for that.

I really grew my own fan base. I started posting videos on YouTube with the help of my parents.

I write every day. Most weekdays, I write about ten hours a day. That doesn’t mean eight hours of surfing the Net or watching videos on YouTube. I park my butt in a chair and write… I learned that writer’s block is a myth created by people who don’t have, or understand, a writing process.

Youku Tudou is a hybrid, like combining Netflix and YouTube. Like Netflix, with Youku, which launched in 2005, we syndicate a library of longform content and create original content. The Tudou model started with user-generated content but is increasingly becoming about partner-generated programming.

It makes me feel so amazing to know there’s people out here that support me and follow me on Twitter and watch my shows on YouTube and come to my concert, so I’m very thankful.

I work out most days, normally first thing, and then I just see where the day takes me. I recipe test most days, do lots of social media and emails, but nothing else is constant. Some days, I film YouTube videos; other days, I have lots of meetings, work on blog posts, brainstorm ideas, and work on upcoming projects.

They’re a different generation, those kids; kids that are under the age of twelve. They’re not that impressed by rock music, you know what I mean? They’re like, it’s cool and everything, but whatever. They’re just as impressed by YouTube.

The Obama campaign has adeptly used YouTube and social networks as a relatively thrifty way to do targeted messaging.

I go on YouTube just for fun when I have nothing to do. I love watching Lilly Singh.

I can’t even tell you how many 8, 9, 10 year old kids have come up to me and said, ‘You are my favorite wrestler, and I’ve seen you on ‘the network’ or on YouTube.’

I have always wanted to learn the piano, but because I travel so much, I can never get any consistency of lessons. So everywhere I go, if I can find a piano, even if it is in the lobby of a hotel or something, I go on YouTube and pick some songs to learn.

There’s always kids who become stop motion animators. I get stuff all the time. They put it on YouTube. It’s exciting to see.

I was one of those kids who was just always on the Internet, always on YouTube, so it was easy for me to do it. It’s not work. It’s just fun.

A lot of influencers who have made the pivot to publishing, they tend to be ghostwritten, they tend to be younger. It’s a little bit of an uphill battle by nature of coming from YouTube.

Lindsay Ellis
In this day and age, though, no matter how many people you play for, if you’re playing with a band like Blink, millions of people will see it thanks to YouTube and everything recording it.

I’ve always been obsessed with bad, awkward television and bad public access. Before YouTube, it was a treat coming across that stuff. When I moved to New York, I used to love watching public access late at night.

I sometimes look on YouTube and see people label videos ‘Anthony Yarde sparring his trainer Ade’ but that is not sparring, that’s just practice. We practice getting attacked, countering and attacking your opponent back, in intelligent ways.

The whole idea behind YouTube is accessibility and openness.

I was acting long before I began making videos on YouTube. But without the platform, would people have paid attention to what I had to offer in quite the same way? I don’t think they would have and I think what we pay attention to now has been shaped by social media.

I actually started making videos in 2004, before YouTube, using a VHS camcorder, but had to take the tape with a cassette to friends’ homes so that they could see it.

I always watched Kimbo Slice fight on YouTube, everybody knows who he is. He’s very popular.

Some Internet operators are concerned that video services such as Netflix and YouTube consume lots of the bandwidth on the network. While there is some truth to this, my guess is that the operators wished they could provide the same kind of services with the same success as Netflix and YouTube.

YouTube is akin to having my own network.

I think YouTube used to have a negative connotation, like it was the place where the rejects went and made careers, but I’m proud to be YouTuber. I wanted to be in that first generation of YouTube stars who transitioned into the ‘real world.’ It was a really good way to build my business.

Just being a girl coming from YouTube, I know what it’s like to have a very humble, simple beginning. It would be kinda crazy for my fans if I made it huge in that way and became the next big thing. I wanna be able to do it for them and say, ‘Look, this is what you’ve done for me.’

The problem with YouTube is if I want to watch something serious, I can click on it, but in two seconds, I’m also going to be greeted with some video about some guy surprising his kid with a baby cat.

I don’t want to be a Snapchat star. I barely want to be a YouTube star.

YouTube is, like, the new reality television.

If you want to make YouTube your career, you have to accept that it is also a business. I know everyone’s like, ‘It’s my passion, it’s my hobby.’ And that’s fine; I support that. But if you want to make it your career, it does have a business side.

Monetization of rights in an era of YouTube, Google, online piracy and free downloads is the biggest challenge for the entire entertainment industry.

I usually just go on Google and spend my hours just Googling Jennifer Beals. I think it’s possible that I have a slightly unordinary obsession with her. YouTube videos. Interviews with her. Pictures I put on my desktop and my phone.

Adhir Kalyan
When I visited YouTube headquarters, they told me that Delhi searches me the most on YouTube.

We’re trying to evolve a lot away from YouTube because YouTube is awesome – they have a huge audience, and we started there – but then you’re at the mercy of their algorithms a lot, too. They can change anything, and it’s really up to them, and you can’t say anything about it.

Anthony Padilla
How it works: it’s like I have a tour, so there’s, you know, some income from that. We have merchandise. There’s income from that. Then on YouTube, there’s ad revenue… so, you know, YouTube puts ads on the videos, and we need a little bit of that.

If I say, ‘Hey, I’m Psy.’ ‘Psy?’ ‘The guy from the video on YouTube?’ ‘Oh.’ I hate that. I’ve got to be more popular than the video. So I need to keep promoting myself.

I watch a lot of the YouTube battles: Goodz, Loaded Lux, I’m into stuff like that.

I grew up watching YouTube and it was tough feeling like everyone I watched had a perfect life. I couldn’t help but feel that my life sucked when I watched their videos.

We want to be like a YouTube for viral images.

I was discovered out of nowhere. I didn’t have family that was in the industry. I didn’t know anyone in L.A.; I didn’t have any reason to have been discovered. Nowadays, you have YouTube, and people are scouting more, but I really was plucked out of obscurity.

Facebook, Google, YouTube, even Snapchat are clamping down on conservatives. It’s the DNC and Big Tech colluding. That is the government colluding with big business. That is not America, that’s not the West – that is Communism, and it’s morally wrong.

Gavin McInnes
YouTube’s a funny place because so many creators fall into their aesthetics out of necessity and the visuals are driven out of an urge to create. You get a lot of interesting examples of interesting design choices that have roots in practicality as well as an artistic sentiment.

This girl just kept staring at me, and I was like, ‘What in the world is wrong with her?’ That’s when I knew, this YouTube thing is something.

One of the initiatives I have pursued in Parliament has been to make it easier for the public to see what their MPs do in the House of Commons by removing the ban on Parliamentary filming appearing on YouTube or similar web sites.

Our goal is to have YouTube on every screen – to take it from the PC to the living room and the mobile phone.

I’d seen Justin Bieber using YouTube as a platform to get himself noticed and I thought it could be a way to get my voice out there.

Back then when I started off, I did not expect anything at all from myself. I just knew I wanted to dance. At that time there were no reality shows, we did not have platforms like YouTube where we could learn from.

Google has placed its faith in data, while Apple worships the power of design. This dichotomy made the two companies complementary. Apple would ship the phones and computers, while Google would provide Maps, Search, YouTube, and other web tools that made the devices more useful.

Ben Parr
In a pre-YouTube world, and in the beginning of the YouTube world, it was more personality-based and centered around very simple content.

When the first video was uploaded to YouTube, that’s when we realized that people outside of Japan were interested. That’s where we see Babymetal spreading, with people trying to mimic music or dance moves.

Yui Mizuno
We started about three years before YouTube existed, so we had to host all the videos on our own servers at a co-location facility. When we got so many hits on our first few videos, and we estimated our bandwidth bill was going to be about $12,000 a month, we knew that we had to establish a business model ASAP.

On YouTube, there’s a right-wing extremism funnel. You start by watching a college student ranting about how dumb feminism is. It’s wrong, but it’s not especially sinister. And then, three suggested videos later, you’re hearing about why we need a white ethno-state to save the race from a third-world invasion.

I’d wanted to be a director since I was five and had been making videos since I was a kid. Then YouTube came around during high school. I was making videos, and it was just a place to put them, like storage.

I have never read a review for anything I have ever done, be it for theater or movies, just because. I am really good about that. And YouTube comments. People will hide behind that.

With technology being the way that it is right now with Pro Tools and all that other stuff, more and more people are recording stuff at home and just utilizing Youtube and Facebook.

I used to spend hours on the laptop watching free kicks on YouTube – again and again. You obviously learn a thing or two.

One of the biggest things that happened for me was YouTube.

There’s just something, maybe it’s the authenticity. I think that’s the appeal and why people choose to watch really unpolished and unprofessional videos on YouTube over these multi-million dollar television shows.

Lindsay Ellis
Even in the days of early YouTube, we always focused on narratives, and we always focused on franchises. We didn’t do a lot of vlogging and stuff like that.

I searched YouTube for ‘deaf music videos’ and watched them with the sound muted. I noticed that though you could understand the words being signed, the sense of rhythm was lost. That’s when I had the idea to create a video where you could see the sounds you couldn’t hear.

I’ve never had WiFi at home. I’m too easily distracted, and YouTube is too tempting.

Yeah, well, I guess Andy Williams would be considered by some to be schmaltzy, but to me, he’s one of the greatest singers of all time. Just absolutely amazing. And if anyone doesn’t believe me, just YouTube him. He’s just one of a kind.

I watch a lot of YouTube videos. I like game play channels like the Game Grumps. But I mostly watch sketch comedy.

People on YouTube say they don’t think people should mix genres. Those are the same people who don’t think they should mix races. It’s gonna always be that, but you can only pray that music can bring everybody together as one.

Someone asked me the other day what my favourite record shop was, and I said YouTube.

Whether you’re a Twitter follower, a YouTube subscriber or a Facebook friend, natural social instinct is to collect people and to not kind of see them later. But unfortunately, with social media, you collect them and they’re in your life, whether you really want them or not.

The best thing about a platform like YouTube is that it helps musicians all around the world to reach such a vast audience.

It all started with social media, building a fan base via Tumblr and YouTube, doing covers, and releasing a project with original music. Labels started to peel interest then. It was around the same time I was applying for college.

I take the time to understand my generation and what they want. Whether it’s on Tumblr, Pinterest, or Twitter, I see what they are re-Vining or re-blogging and incorporate it into my YouTube channel.

I started making videos to post just for my friends to see, and people really liked them. One day, I realized they had a couple thousand views on YouTube – I hadn’t even known other people were watching them.

People are always asking me where they can get some of my matches on tapes and DVDs. The people always tell me they see me on Youtube or whatever.

As content creators, we’re benefitting YouTube every day. YouTube couldn’t do what they do without us, so do not underestimate your power.

I definitely have to censor myself a lot of the time because I’m used to just being a loose cannon, and I’m used to doing and saying whatever I want because I work on YouTube.

Before YouTube, I was playing in restaurants and doing open mics – every once in a while, I’d throw an original in there. And then YouTube kind of just opened doors for me, so once I felt like I had an audience to share music with, I began to share my original music.

I started my YouTube channel when I was 13. At the time, I was being bullied by a few people who I used to be very close to. I felt very alone and unmotivated. After discovering the beauty community, I decided it would be a great way to express myself and use it as an outlet to be who I am.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other economic and social platforms are not trying to build businesses, they are trying to build countries. Countries with laws, law enforcement, borders, and economic policy.

The U.S. government is saying that my website enabled piracy when the entire Internet is enabling piracy. Every ISP that connects people to the Internet is enabling piracy – Google is, YouTube is, everybody is.

I love documenting. Having these videos forever is priceless to me, so I think I will be doing it forever, but who knows if YouTube is gonna be around forever.

There are a few YouTube clips of me singing at The King’s Head in Santa Monica, so you can see how bad I am.

I’ll never forget my mom coming into the room middle of the night with YouTube videos of hypnotizing people saying, ‘You’re happy, you’re going to be okay,’ and she just played it in my ear as I slept.

YouTube is found footage. It’s here to stay, and people will always come up with new concepts that will make sense for found footage.

I work in a studio with lots of young people, most of whom are my former students. We delight in trading YouTube videos! We all stop working to watch them. I’m totally addicted to anything with kittens and puppies, but ‘Very Scared Kid’ is one of my favorites.

My dad got sent off for punching Roberto Mancini in the face. It was in the European CupWinners‘ Cup quarter-final in 1991, and if you look on YouTube, you will have confirmation. It’s a very clear punch. He just went straight through him. I can’t wait to play against Mancini now. Maybe he will remember.

YouTube is the new TV. I’m the voice of the young people. I feel like kids these days don’t watch TV anymore… No, I will never leave YouTube. Never ever ever… If I do, you can do whatever you want to me.

Spoken Reasons
I am trying to make sure that I don’t spend on ridiculous things, so that after all this YouTube thing goes, I’m not left there, like, ‘Uh oh, I have nothing.’

I thought magic tricks would be a really good way to start conversations. I looked them up on YouTube and slowly mastered them.

Before an interview, I’ll go down a rabbit hole of research – it’s amazing how many little nuggets you can pick up from watching YouTube videos.

Remember, when YouTube was founded in the U.S., America’s Funniest Home Videos had been around for a long time. In China, the history of TV as well as user-generated video is very, very short. So, we’ve actually had to do a lot of things to motivate that.

On the Internet, it’s not just content that’s king. It’s regular content. But models like Kickstarter don’t work for regular content. And the advertising you earn on YouTube is nice, but it doesn’t seem to assign the appropriate value for the amount of work and passion that goes into certain types of content.

I knew I wanted to sing and maybe I had a chance at it, so I just started recording myself maybe five or six times a week and putting them on YouTube as much as I could with hopes that someone would recognize me.

I wasn’t really into school that much. I was in this building having to cram knowledge I didn’t really care for. But on YouTube, I was able to create what I wanted and post it for people to watch.

Every digital video player – RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, Vevo, Hulu, YouTube – all of them had different ways of getting you the video, but it was still always the same series of rectangles. The format never changed.

On YouTube, I’ve stayed very limited with what I’ve been willing to share, so it’s been very surface-level with Miranda.

With YouTube – with the Internet in general – you have information overload. The people who don’t necessarily get credit are the curators.

For me posting videos on YouTube and interacting with people on Twitter is a great release from the stresses of football.

Being a YouTuber, I agree that YouTube’s content is much more superior than TikTok. If people say TikTok has cringe content, YouTube also does. But content is subjective.

I would go on the iTunes chart and see the hottest songs, then I’d cover them. People would go on YouTube and search for those songs. That’s how I got my views. I’d post two or three songs a week.

Getting to say that I’m famous on YouTube is fun.

I don’t know of a more noble, a bigger deal as a filmmaker than to be a YouTube filmmaker.

You can’t call me a Twitter phenomenon or a YouTube one. These things are useful, but so’s hard gigging. One year I did 311 shows. I did six in one night alone.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube create algorithms that promote and highlight information. That is an active engineering decision.

I wanted to be a venture capitalist and join Sequoia Capital. They’ve financed and helped built some really special and enormously successful companies, including Google, Yahoo, Paypal, YouTube, Cisco, Oracle, Apple, and also Zappos.

Alfred Lin
I was too shy to do any vocal lessons or go to choirs; I just didn’t want to be seen doing it. It’s something that I kept to myself. I started easing into it, and I started doing talent shows, and YouTube really helped with that, too.

I started making original music during my YouTube process. And as a young female, dealing with a lot of male producers who were older and had more so-called experience, they would discourage me, telling me that what I was doing – and even my vision – was never going to work. And that lasted quite a long time.

YouTube videos, they’re more personal and more real than a commercial on TV.

As a music video director, I have about 4 billion hits on my music videos on YouTube, and I’m really proud of that.

I go on YouTube when somebody says to look something up.

YouTube was always a secret space for me. I’d randomly post videos of me singing with guitar, or sometimes I’d post some half-finished film projects I’d made.

Fullscreen is doing some really interesting work. They are taking these YouTube stars and people who have made entire careers out of social media and bringing them into an even bigger limelight on a new entrepreneur platform – and that’s fascinating! That’s genius to me.

I was putting songs on Facebook and YouTube just for my friends. When one got over 100 plays, I would do a dance. The first time someone that I didn’t know commented, it was a dream come true. A year and a half later, I played ‘Fallon.’

Due to internal problems, ‘Bluff Master’ had a very limited theatrical release. However, the film was a big hit on digital platforms like YouTube and Amazon.

On YouTube, if anything, coming out as gay or bi or trans explodes someone’s popularity.

The joy of YouTube is that you can create content about anything you feel passionate about, however silly the subject matter.

I started to record songs and put them on YouTube and people laughed behind my back.

There were a lot of times people would do my makeup, and it would be awful, and I would be orange. Nothing matched. So then you learn how to do your own makeup. I watched a lot of YouTube videos when I was little and taught myself.

I’m so central to YouTube now, and that puts me in the spotlight and raises a lot of questions like, ‘Why is he so big?’

Brands started calling me out of the blue as I racked up over 5 million views on YouTube. And now I make my living being what they call a ‘lifestyle and travel influencer.’

I watch my YouTube videos over and over.

My favorite thing to pass the time in the makeup chair is YouTube videos of talking cats. I don’t know why, but they make me laugh.

I looked on YouTube for sleep deprivation and there were videos of people experimenting with staying awake for a while. You saw all the different stages.

I think my issues with the Internet surround people who become ‘overnight celebrities.’ It’s like, really? You put something on YouTube, and they Auto-Tuned it, and now you’re a star, and you have a TV show, and you have a record deal.

YouTube is the place where people go to consume advertisements willingly. It’s some capitalist dystopian nightmare.

The best companies in the world have all had predecessors. ‘YouTube’ was a dating site. You always have to evolve into something else.

Companies like YouTube will continue to be tested on their commitment to the mission that made them such popular and profitable websitesproviding an open platform to a wide range of ideas from around the world.

Al Qaeda asks its recruits to establish their bona fides as a condition of membership, even requiring answers to a long questionnaire. But ISIS has democratized and globalized jihad by lowering the entry bar to an eve-of-destruction YouTube pledge of allegiance to the caliphate – and even that could probably be waived.

By the time I’m in the studio recording my parody, 10,000 parodies of that song are on YouTube.

Look at YouTube, how many talented people there are. It’s a whole new world of how to express yourself. I don’t know how to work that world, but take advantage of it.

To play Hillary Clinton? I’m kind of winging it. No, are you kidding me? I prepared obsessively. I mean, as much as I could in the time that I was given. Of course, with someone like Hillary Clinton, obviously, anything you want is on YouTube and at your fingertips there.

Gaming content is exactly what YouTube wants (the videos are long, the audiences are engaged, and thus people stay on the site).

Because of social media, a lot of people think they can be, like, a rapper or a singer or a musician because they can put something on YouTube and it might become a thing because there’s – like – YouTube phenomenons and whatnot, you know? It’s not like they dedicated years to it or anything. It’s annoying.

Sky Ferreira
YouTube is a problem. It has very big traffic, but it refuses to contribute to the weight of that traffic.

Yeah, I started on YouTube. I posted videos every Friday and wrote new songs every week. Back then, I was in a very vulnerable place with all my fans. Now in a pandemic, it feels like I’m going back to my roots and playing on my OG piano that I played when I first started.

Talent is evolving, today people are exposed to YouTube.

Well, my husband is supportive of my work, like advocating for dialogue between cultures on YouTube.

I do YouTube my cars a lot.

I think that we’re gonna start seeing more and more people who started as a YouTube personality and now have their own studio, and they’re gonna start creating things: story-driven stuff, longer-form stuff that people have an opportunity to enjoy.

Rhett McLaughlin
I am a YouTube artist.

I still go on YouTube and watch the old performances and the ‘Soul Train’ lines. I’m still amazed by how much soul and funk the music and dancers had.

Well, I already had a YouTube account before I became addicted to makeup.

When I’ve stopped doing workouts and YouTube videos, I want this content that I’ve created to be used in schools all around the world. This is what I want to be remembered for.

I’m inspired by a lot of things. I came from Indonesia. I grew up watching a lot of YouTube videos and was inspired by all these other things. I just love making music. I don’t think I’m trying to profit off anything. I just like creating stuff.

It’s funny, I’d rather be known as a writer who crafted a really nice piece about women‘s friendships over time. But that doesn’t roll off the tongue like ‘YouTube sensation.’

Kelly Corrigan
I’m going to continue posting on my YouTube, which is So I mean, if I get signed and come out with an album, it would be just another… that is a goal of mine.

Nolan Sotillo
I’ve been watching a lot of Joan Didion interviews on YouTube. I love her. My drummer has gotten me into looking at Terence McKenna interviews.

The great thing about YouTube is there are no gatekeepers. No one is waiting to tell you if you’re good enough. It’s just your audience.

YouTube and other sites will bring together all the diverse media which matters to you, from videos of family and friends to news, music, sports, cooking and much, much more.

I cry at absolutely anything. ‘Lethal Weapon,’ the fight scene at the end – you can see it on YouTube.

The reason I created a YouTube channel was because I can connect on a more personal level and be more detailed, within 10 minutes, of my life and what I do on a daily basis.

JuJu Smith-Schuster
If you go on my Instagram, you’re not going to see the same content you’ll see on my YouTube. Instagram has become the new magazine. It’s much more editorial and about perfect moments that are captured. Snapchats are funny, real moments that you want to share. On YouTube, it’s more structured, more storytelling.

Who needs to graduate from Central Saint Martins in London or New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology when a homemade outfit can go viral on YouTube with millions of hits?

Ever since about 1998, when humankind began fast-forwarding through the gradually-unfolding history of progress, like someone impatiently zipping through a YouTube clip in search of the best bits, we’ve grown accustomed to machines veering from essential to obsolete in the blink of a trimester.

When I started in 2007, YouTube was just a fun hobby for others and myself.

My YouTube channel is kind of a library of all my issues I’ve lived with. To process it emotionally, it’s been good and bad.

Anna Akana
There’s only one medium left and that is YouTube. We can give lessons but people need to be willing to learn. I have a channel of my own. I teach music. If you have what it takes, come find me.

If anything, being a female has afforded me opportunities on YouTube that I necessarily didn’t have in doing traditional comedy and auditioning in TV and film and that whole world.

By augmenting the pages in the upload process with educational text regarding the type of content that can be uploaded to YouTube, we have seen a sharp overall reduction with users uploading copyrighted materials.

I have been watching Youtube makeup tutorials since I was born. I did my own prom makeup and used to do peoples’ makeup in high school for money.

I love to get music sent as an MP3 attachment because that way I can preview the song in my e-mail, without even having to download it to my iTunes. I prefer that over having to go to MySpace, Facebook or YouTube.

YouTube is a platform, a distribution vehicle.

Stand-ups are always good to see on YouTube. There’s a guy named Mike Head who lives in Cleveland. He’s great. He’s an African-American stand-up.

Allison Jones
YouTube’s algorithm doesn’t know what’s going on in the world.

My oldest grew up on Disney, but my youngest is all about Snapchat and YouTube.

If YouTube has plenty of premium content, people will watch that in the same way they watch ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Breaking Bad.’

John Cabrera
I only started uploading on YouTube because I was having trouble one day uploading a video on my blog.

Daniel Johnston is someone I discovered on YouTube that’s weird but wonderful.

Countries like France should not be naive. We don’t have a French YouTube or Amazon or Netflix.

When you look at things like Flickr and Youtube, they are specialised blogging systems, so why hasn’t blogging encompassed that ease of functionality?

I do Yoga with Adriene’ online, on YouTube. It’s awesome – and it’s free!

When I was in hospital, I recorded a ghost. My fave YouTube channel is Huff Paranormal, which is about a guy who talks to ghosts like he’s talking to his neighbours.

Daisy May Cooper
I don’t feel like I’ve ever fit into a specific mold ever since I was very young. That’s what so cool about YouTube is that you can do whatever you want.

I had to work a lot. I was doing YouTube videos, but I wasn’t getting a lot of love. How do I make a living off rapping when no one knows me? I got kind of discouraged. But hard work shuts people up.

I not only hope that YouTube channels compete with television shows for viewers and revenue, I hope they develop a bitter rivalry which could only be settled by an elaborate medieval tournament where the two entities fight to the death in a steel cage.

I check out my MySpace. I’ll go on sites to see what’s funny on YouTube.

The 10 million views on YouTube are… worthless to us as a business.

I got started on YouTube when I was a freshman in college. I was a broadcast journalism major, and I already had a lot of experience with video editing and photography.

YouTube – holy cow! – I can do my career at my own pace. I didn’t have anybody to tell me I wasn’t ready, and I learned how to self-market and how to strategize. ‘Spontaneous Me’ had already been up on iTunes, but besides my mom and grandma, no one bought it. Once it was up on YouTube, it went crazy.

I’ve been super impressed with what BuzzFeed has done on Facebook with inspiring list posts and on Twitter with political scoops, but YouTube is a giant social platform that has its own quirks and oddities and will require some new approaches.

I do watch a lot of YouTube.

People started noticing my singing on YouTube, and then I came to L.A., and I lived on a studio couch. I wrote songs every single day with whoever I could write songs with.

I’m a strange person – I don’t really get rewards out of how many hits I have on YouTube. I love it, and I’m grateful, and it’s important to me. But does it equal peace within me? No, it doesn’t.

As soon as I starting making YouTube videos, I received so much positive feedback from the online community and a demand for more content. As time went on, my filming schedule became more consistent, and it made sense to hire some help and upgrade my equipment.

I’ve been a fan of grime for a while – I used to watch the battles on YouTube when I was younger.

You look at ‘Survivor‘s Remorse.’ Or ‘Blackish.’ Or Issa Rae’s brilliant, funny ‘Insecure,’ which started out on YouTube but is now on HBO. And you see multifaceted representations of the African-American experience. It’s insanely exciting.

What’s cool about YouTube, unlike TV, is that there isn’t that competition element. I mean, you could make it into that, as there’s obviously numbers involved, but people are free to watch whoever they want.

I did a film that’s on YouTube of me reading hate mail with a woman playing the cello in the background.

For me it’s all just one big online world. Everyone has a favorite social network, and some people like YouTube more than Facebook or Twitter. But I make sure that when I post a new YouTube video, I post it on Facebook, and I tweet about it.

Before starting my YouTube career, I used to play music at a restaurant. YouTube was never a part of my plan.

YouTube is growing up, is basically my view of it. Growing up means our creators are growing up; they’re getting more well known. We’re providing programs for them to generate more revenue so they can generate even better, high-quality shows, and then also connecting them with the advertisers.

It’s not enough to have a value-adding product in a big market. You also need the right conditions. Will you be able to scale revenues within a 5-10 year time frame? Is the timing right? YouTube wouldn’t have worked pre-broadband.

We are all amateur attention economists, hoarding and bartering our moments – or watching them slip away down the cracks of a thousand YouTube clips.

I think there ought to be some serious discussion by smart people, really smart people, about whether or not proliferation of things like The Smoking Gun and TMZ and YouTube and the whole celebrity culture is healthy.

When I started, YouTube had only been around over a decade, which is just seconds in the grand scheme of things.

I don’t think I would be here in an interview if YouTube wasn’t in existence, if social media hadn’t been developed, or if these platforms for artists to promote and develop their own careers hadn’t become available.

Listen, we’re still selling stardom. That doesn’t go away because MTV decides they can’t play videos or they want to program themselves more as a traditional T.V. station. Vevo and YouTube are like MTV online, and on demand.

LA Reid
If I want to know how to do a black cat eye, I don’t drive to a department store. I’ll go on YouTube, cross-check reviews of a product, and then maybe talk about it on Instagram.

As an industry, YouTube and digital content have a huge upside to creation and virally reach fans, and there’s a multi-billion dollar business of advertising attached to that.

I’ve always thought that gaming and YouTube and the web is a very post-punk extravaganza.

One day, I can come up with 50 content ideas, and I’m like, ‘Boom, I want to do this idea, this idea, this idea.’ I have a YouTube notebook, and I write them all down. Then other days, I’m like, ‘I have no clue what I want to do today.’ I rarely have days like that.

YouTube provides a unique opportunity for all musicians to market and promote their music and directly engage their fans.

YouTube videos and practice have taught me all I know.

I started using Twitter a lot and realized I had a lot of fans. Then I saw that I can share my music on Twitter and share my YouTube videos on Twitter. That’s how I knew social media was going to be a platform to show my music. That’s how I started. I started with Twitter.

When I was first offered the book deal, I was like, ‘I am not a writer. I haven’t practiced this.’ My approach has been completely stream-of-consciousness, and then edit down, because that’s been YouTube for me forever.

At the beginning, there was this competitive vibe, like, ‘Oh, we’ve got to compete for this audience.’ But then, over the next few years afterwards, everyone on YouTube realized the more we work together, the more we collaborate, it just benefits everyone. It just became a really friendly community.

Anthony Padilla
I’ve worn pretty much every hat in the beauty industry, from blogger to makeup artist to YouTube influencer to Instagram influencer to journalist.

Fueled by Ramen was maybe the first company to see YouTube as a place where music videos would go. The music video, which could never quite find a place on TV, has found its final form on YouTube.

YouTube Live @ E3 is going to be different than the kind of show I would make for TV. In fact, one of the main draws is the opportunity to work side by side with many of the top creators on YouTube.

Geoff Keighley
What I love about YouTube is that you don’t need brands to pay you, because you get paid off the views. When I put effort into YouTube, I directly see money back.

To see how YouTube has become part of pop culture, it’s been just amazing.

Our users were one step ahead of us. They began using YouTube to share videos of all kinds. Their dogs, vacations, anything. We found this very interesting. We said, ‘Why not let the users define what YouTube is all about?’

Jawed Karim
I went on YouTube and saw videos of Angelina Jolie on some talk show showing people switchblade tricks, and I was like, ‘That’s what I want to do.’

Big Shaq stems from my YouTube series ‘Somewhere in London.’ I just wanted to create something that was multi-character and multi-dimensional.

I think a platform such as YouTube has to respect local laws and customs.

On YouTube, when you have a big viral success with a song that isn’t your own, the natural inclination for most YouTubers is to keep doing that. What you really should do is show people that you actually have substance and can write your own music.

I was introduced to fighting by my brother – he’s a tattooer, a tough guy – and I completely fell in love with it. I was watching fights on YouTube all the time. I would go to parties to watch UFC fights.

Me, personally, I don’t upload video to YouTube.

The ‘Neon Demon‘ is very much designed to be like a YouTube movie. It’s designed to be chopped up. You can cut it up into seven or eight pieces and they’re, like, vignettes.

After studying the subject for years, watching countless YouTube videos of Scientology handlers filming critics and journalists, it felt amazing to be on the receiving end myself: I felt like I’d been blooded.

YouTube is committed to balancing the needs of the fan community with those of copyright holders.

Anyone who does social media, YouTube, Internet content will tell you it can be extremely isolating.

YouTube is the vlogs and my life, then Instagram is comedy skits and pictures that I take. Twitter’s text, and Instagram Stories is even more behind-the-scenes vlog stuff. I’m always posting.

I think YouTube has destroyed the genre barrier. People can be into Justin Bieber and Eminem at the same time. It’s a good thing.

I very rarely listen to music in my car – a lot of people make fun of me for it. But sometimes I listen to music on YouTube. I’m like a teenager.

I mean, I’m twenty years in the business, I still watch tapes. I still watch matches on Youtube. I’m trying to learn. I watch my old stuff to see what I used to do that worked, that didn’t work. You never stop learning.

There’s something about YouTube, where you’re not being anybody but yourself. You have the opportunity to start as yourself from the very beginning. From the very first video, you choose what you say, and you choose what’s right and wrong for your presentation of yourself.

I don’t really watch TV; YouTube is far more entertaining. But I have tuned in to ‘X Factor‘ – I like trash and nature programmes.

I still love my little home on YouTube, really.

One of my goals is to find an unsigned YouTube artist and feature them on my album. That’s what I wished someone would’ve done for me.

YouTube opened up a lot of doors.

When I was 13, I posted a video of myself singing a Bruno Mars song on YouTube.

I’m sure there’s some awful video of me singing when I was, like, 13 or 15 at my old school that my dad didn’t take down off YouTube.

I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I moved to L.A. when I was about eleven years old. I always go back to Milwaukee whenever I can. Just chill with my grandpa and my grandmother and just be with family, be with people that were there before I got a million views on YouTube because of my music video.

I’m sure if Shakespeare were alive today, he’d be doing classic guitar solos on YouTube.

In the beginning of my YouTube channel, I feel like I was doing what everyone else was doing, and I kind of felt very pressured to fit in with everyone.

Thanks to many great K-pop singers, the groundwork has been laid for more Korean songs to be readily accessible to an overseas audience via channels like YouTube.

I have a majority girl audience on YouTube.

YouTube came out when I was a sophomore in college, and I feel like I was one of the first people to put musical theater stuff online.

I like to see a video through a computer or through a phone to make sure it looks good at its worst. I hate when you perfect something for the ideal way of consuming things, and then when you see it on YouTube, it looks like crap.

I’ve been doing my own makeup since I was 15. I would steal my mom’s products, go online, watch YouTube videos of girls doing their makeup, and try.

The general reactions were that the video was either not going to load, or be painfully slow to load, or would require a plug-in users didn’t have. YouTube changed that, because it just works.

Steve Krug
To be sure, every White House tries to limit its exposure to difficult and distracting questions. The Obama administration was scrutinized for its use of late night shows and YouTube chats to get the president‘s message across in low-risk situations.

I love Madonna! If you want to see the Madonna I know, just go on YouTube and you’ll see those early interviews before the record came out. She was giddy and wonderful and giggly and happy and so excited looking towards the future.

Google, as usual, is one step ahead of everyone and provided the means where all videos on YouTube can be automatically captioned through voice-recognition technology without having to be told that it’s the responsible thing to do.

I have 60-plus videos on YouTube and over 30 million views. Of those 60, only three or four are branded videos. I built that audience by telling stories the way I like to tell them.

I have this horrible, horrible habit of going on YouTube and checking out comments about what I do.

I try to use my influence and empower my community to always question the status quo – whether it relates to broader policy issues or YouTube gossip.

My manager and fellow YouTuber, Mike Lamond, encouraged me to start a YouTube channel as a way to practice speaking, entertaining, and being more comfortable in front of a camera. In the beginning, I used an $80 dollar flip-camera and edited every episode myself.

My 11-year-old thinks I’m cool because he watches things I’ve made on YouTube.

Armando Iannucci
YouTube is a good way to discover new music now because it comes up with that thing at the side with other artists you might like.

Jake Bugg
‘Savage’ is a trait that might get you into business school or retweeted 10,000 times. It’s what a kid might say after somebody does something awesome or gnarly or fierce: ‘Oh, that’s savage!’ It’s the skate park. It’s the high-school cafeteria. It’s the YouTube comments section.

A sign now of success with a certain audience when you do a short comedy piece, anywhere, is that it gets on YouTube and gets around. It’s always something you’re thinking about unconsciously.

With my own videos, I definitely have more control over what I want to put out there and what I want to say. With the TV show, I’m not the editor. There’s always things that I wanted to put in there. My dad has the final say in everything on YouTube, but I can be more expressive.

As one of the first creators on YouTube, I’ve been fortunate to sit in the front row, witnessing the remarkable evolution of digital media. The experiences and knowledge I’ve been afforded are invaluable, and I’m excited to take that skill set, together with Endemol Beyond, to build a reliable, reputable business.

It just so happened that I had this place called YouTube where everybody in the world could do exactly what they wanted to do and it’s potentially one of the most exciting times I’ve discovered in the history of anything ever.

YouTube does a better job of monetizing for the creators. Like, that is the home for me as a creator where, not only can my content be seen, consumed, digested, but also they pay.

I only tend to use YouTube for learning difficult guitar things or music videos. I tend to just walk around London and take it all in; there are so many fashionable people.

That’s the beauty of YouTube. You can take whatever you want and create a video from your home and put it up, and you’re just sharing it with your friends.

I started watching YouTube videos and singing, and it became something that I was obsessed with.

Advertisers now have a highly targeted opportunity for aligning their brands alongside the entertainment experience people are enjoying on YouTube.

Ever since I was a little kid, I got bored, so I learned to sing, and I started singing lessons. And then anytime I was bored, I would start writing and start messing around on my computer, making beats. Then I got bored and started making YouTube videos; that changed my life in a big way.

Joshua Kirk, the YouTube kid with the glasses who looks directly into the camera – I really love his album reviews. He’s been doing it for years.

I think Twitter is best when it sparks conversations elsewhere. To use YouTube and Facebook and all the tools we have available to us today to respond and also promote and answer and engage is awesome.

YouTube offers the best solution by running an ad before showing the video, but also offering a ‘skip ad’ button that you can click after five seconds to go directly to the video if you are not interested in the ad. Now, that’s what I call consumer sovereignty!

There’s very little you can do these days about having any impact at a launch for a record unless you keep it very secret, because communications are so immediate, and YouTube and everything else kind of spoils the party.

They should just open lots of YouTube schools… as well as, like, a games school, where you can play all types of games. Like, if you want to play racing games, you go there and become a pro at that. Same for football or a shoot ’em up.

This is an age where you could put anything on YouTube; people can make films on their own.

When I was, like, 16 or 17, I was just finding out about this YouTube thing. Then I saved a bit and asked my parents for some help to get the recording software and equipment.

I love watching other beauty girls on YouTube, so I get a lot of ideas through their videos. I also get plenty of requests from viewers, which is great. I can never run out of ideas!

I don’t get involved in recruitment like people think I do. There’s a myth that I look at YouTube and choose players. I don’t. Having an eye for players is an art. I have no interest in doing that.

Ed Woodward
Our album stuff, we bring it to our producer to help us finesse. But anything that’s been on YouTube and a lot of the stuff that’s been on the album, too, it started from us just sitting around in a circle and jamming it and finding where the parts fit.

I hate YouTube sometimes because people put up things of mine that were never meant for consumption and also because of some of the comments people write about my videos.

Dancers can get to see almost everything now. When I used to go into companies to make a piece, the dancers had hardly ever seen my work. Now they can watch it on YouTube. It means they’re much faster at picking up material.

Wayne McGregor
I try to use my platform for things that I believe in and for things that would have helped me when I was younger. I try to keep everything really positive, which is why I made a YouTube channel, to integrate fans more into my life.

First of all, Marty Foster is a really good fellow. No. 2, Google or YouTube the time he called Ben Zobrist out on a strike three against Joe Nathan couple years ago that gave Joe Nathan his 300th save.

I started using YouTube when I really wanted to reach out to the world, and I found a group of people who had the same interests as me.

I had no clue on what I wanted to do when I was younger, so I was pretty lucky with this YouTube thing.

I make and watch and think about YouTube for a living. So, when YouTube is launching a new feature I might have any emotion ranging from Christmas-morning enthusiasm to utter terror.

I love watching YouTube makeup tutorials of girls who are so brave and show others how to blend in foundation on blemish-prone skin. I’ve considered creating my own YouTube tutorial for other girls just to show that everyone has these problems.

I think YouTube has been super instrumental in our success as well, because I think there’s something really important about seeing and hearing what we’re doing.

I get up, upload a video to YouTube, eat, sleep, and check all my social medias, eat again, sleep some more, watch ‘Dancing With The Stars‘ and go to sleep for the night. Just your average teenage girl, give or take a decade.

When I first met YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, I was moderating a panel she was on for Harvard alums. We were both wrapping up our maternity leaves. She had just had her fifth child; I’d just had my second. We traded tips on maternity clothes, and I peppered her with questions about how she finds her balance.

When we started making mixtapes, we were just ripping stuff off YouTube and DVDs, naively thinking that because we were putting it up for free, it was gonna be fine.

People forget that YouTube is the second-largest search site on the Web. It just tells you the power of how many people live on YouTube.

So many things that I was excited about as a kid were about proximity. The idea that somebody could grow up in rural Iowa and be into break dancing because of YouTube – that was a really simple, profound idea.

My partnership with YouTube is one that I really, really treasure and I want to carry through. I mean, I don’t just say it because I work with them; I genuinely am a fan of YouTube, so that’s where I’d want to see my content.

If you type ‘Salt Flats‘ into YouTube, you’ll find 100 amazing videos that were shot out there, but you won’t find any that were shot in the rain.

Before I was working professionally, I would do YouTube covers. But as a creative person, it was really hard for me when I wasn’t releasing my own music. That felt unnatural to me.

But listen, there’s a reason that ‘Baby Shark‘ is the the most-watched or the second most-watched video on YouTube of all time. It’s a catchy one. It just gets you right down deep.

For whatever reason, whenever I’m having a get-together, I’ll turn on my projector and play YouTube videos of ‘Russian driving fails.’ Russians all have dashboard cameras in their cars, so there are all these videos of crazy wrecks and people almost getting hit in the street. It’s a conversation starter, for sure.

What we have noticed at YouTube is that many users who have uploaded infringing content are unaware that it’s illegal to do so.

YouTube’s traffic continues to grow very quickly. Video is something that we think is going to be embedded everywhere. And it makes sense, from Google’s perspective, to be the operator of the largest site that contains all that video.

I wish I had perfect pitch, but I don’t, and thanks to the miracle of YouTube, a bad night lives forever!

I think of our YouTube experience very much like a gym. We were practicing and getting stronger with each rep.

I never intended or planned on making a YouTube Channel. I always thought that it was meant for Bollywood movies, trailers, and songs.

For kids growing up now, there’s no difference watching ‘Avatar‘ on an iPad or watching YouTube on TV or watching ‘Game of Thrones’ on their computer. It’s all content. It’s just story.

I would sit in class, and I would just cry. Like I don’t even know why. It wasn’t my school’s fault. It wasn’t anyone’s fault. I just didn’t like the environment. I totally had too much on my plate. At this point I wasn’t even doing YouTube yet, mind you.

I have laughter dates with myself, where I find comics on YouTube and watch them. Louis C.K. was my first laughter date a couple years ago. I’ll also watch those videos of people doing idiotic things. That cracks me up.

Inga Muscio
My abilities on the computer are limited pretty much to iTunes and YouTube. I check my email as much as anybody, but I’m more old-fashioned in a certain sense.

I used to put like, ‘Yo Gotti type beats,’ ‘Future type beats’ on YouTube. And uhh, I started getting paid off YouTube. Like YouTube started giving me Google AdSense checks.

In 1989, a lone and still-anonymous Chinese student stood unarmed in front of a Chinese tank and gave the world an enduring image of the determination of China’s young to change their nation. He didn’t text message the tank or share a video on YouTube.

I was on Tumblr when I was 12 or 13. I was on YouTube, too. I had a channel and made music videos. It had 50,000 subscribers.

You have the right to free speech as an American – you have no right to use YouTube to do it. And the mobs that exist can form very quickly if they are offended by your presence there.

I think I’m used to competition. YouTube is a daily competition. I’m used to that, and I’m used to hate coming from everywhere on the Internet.

Whenever I have free time, I love to just lay in my bed and watch YouTube videos, watch movies. Just basically do nothing.

When we are thinking about stuff like embeds, we are not thinking about how we are competing with YouTube. We are thinking about how are we going to make it more useful for people to share stuff on Facebook.

YouTube’s growth exploded in 2006. Ian and Anthony of Smosh, who began uploading in late 2005, were among the platform’s top native stars and they defined a lot of what it meant to be a ‘YouTuber.’

I had this one producer who sent me tracks because he saw my YouTube videos that were popular and got a couple million views.

The idea that somebody would go to my YouTube channel and want to watch movies and then be subjected to some terrible car commercial – I don’t like that.

There are people who have huge YouTube followings – whose every post gets hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of hits. But I don’t think that’s having the same impact as someone who has a regular presence on television, or both.

I remember, in 1999, the first time I met Steve Cram, I didn’t know who he was. It was only later, on YouTube, I started watching Seb Coe, Ovett. So it’s nice to be recognised as one of the best guys in the world.

There I am, chain-smoking and watching YouTube videos in my bedroom at 6 A.M. when a spoken-word video comes on the screen. I knew I had to do it: that it was another part of me that needed to be explored.

I record cello Etudes that are fewer than four minutes long and post them on YouTube. How can one execute fully-formed ideas with utmost perfection, yet stay free enough to allow improvisatory nuance? This has immediate application in almost every area of life, but especially in performance.

The Internet is far more engaging as an interactive medium than broadcast. Barriers to creating content are going away; they’re almost gone. People are taking control of their entertainment. People are Tweeting, posting on Facebook and YouTube.

Ben Huh
I’m not exactly watching my back. Most people, there’s a twinkle when they admonish me. And I’ve watched a lot of footage on YouTube of people’s reactions to watching me.

David Bradley
I search for records that I’ve found on YouTube. If I can’t get the record it doesn’t matter to me, I’ll bump the YouTube rip.

We were very fortunate to be in YouTube in the very beginning. There wasn’t a lot of content on there, so we were pretty easy to find on YouTube. That was really helpful in growing our channel.

Ian Hecox
When I moved to L.A. a few years ago, my sister hung out with a couple of people with big followings. I’d hang out with them, too, and eventually was tagged in a picture with Acacia Brinley, who does a lot on YouTube. She got me from, like, 6,000 to 17,000 followers over a couple of days.

My influences are a wide variety: from Dave Chappelle stand-up comedy specials on YouTube, to watching chick-flick comedy movies, to scrolling through stuff people say on the Internet.

I love making YouTube videos. I love Tumblr, I love Twitter. I love talking with people I find interesting about stuff I find interesting, and the Internet is a great way to do that.

I actually started my YouTube channel by accident! I was growing a fan base without even knowing it, and it’s all in my book ‘Is You Okay?’

I’m ashamed to say it, but I watch YouTube videos of our live shows, wondering if it actually sounded the way it sounded when I was playing it, and the consistent thing I see is that you can feel the anxiety and the tension and it’s over-aggressive a lot of the time.

YouTube was really good for building a kind of core, loyal fanbase. I didn’t want to be a YouTube artist as such. I mean, there are people who are able to release albums and live off YouTube, but I felt – and not in an arrogant way – that I could be commercial and credible if I really put my mind to it.

The entertainment world, television, movies, social media, YouTube stuff, we’re so bombarded with so much imagery and such a great sense of inhumanity, and there is a coarseness, a coarsening of interaction.

Steven Bochco
I try to view my YouTube channel as a logbook of personal interests.

YouTube didn’t really start to hit its stride until 2006.

A user who essentially costs YouTube money has very little say. The way to have a say is to concretely support the creators and channels you watch directly by giving them money.

Creating content on YouTube played a huge role in helping define myself, as making videos was and still is a creative outlet for me – a way to express myself.

I tell students, ‘If you are learning from YouTube I almost don’t want to teach you because what you learn from YouTube it takes 10 times as long to unlearn.’ They do an approximation of the centre of the note, an approximation of the interpretation, a cloned version.

Kiri Te Kanawa
YouTube is a whole ecosystem.

John Cabrera
By delivering a wide array of programming to YouTube, the NBA will be able to connect with its existing worldwide fan base and reach a vast new audience that is passionate about basketball.

I feel like my ‘paycheck‘ being cut on YouTube was almost like a wake-up call to be like, ‘Hey, don’t be conformable, expand the business.’

YouTube is my first love.

The strange thing was, when I was starting on YouTube, even the paradigm of YouTube and Internet sensation – or whatever – that didn’t really exist. So I didn’t even know that that was a thing.

It’s funny to think of Dave Chappelle’s show and how popular it was and he was before YouTube. I would imagine ‘Chappelle’s Show’ would be even more giant if there was a chance to put his stuff online and pass it around.

Paul Scheer
I used to hate the fact that I did so much study cause I felt it was useless. I’m into this creative space, I love creating things But now it actually prepped me to be able to explain things better, even for a YouTube video.

Chloe Ting
As a filmmaker whose first film was made with the DIY tools of digital cinema, I love how the democratization of the filmmaking process and platforms like YouTube enables people to tell stories that in previous generations simply could not be told.

I’m pretty obsessed with Stevie Nicks from her style to her voice. I like watching her on YouTube and her old performances, the way she moves and everything.

I watched a bunch of clips – YouTube clips, because I couldn’t bring myself to watch entire shows – of, you know, ‘Kardashians’ and that kind of thing.

Annie Murphy
When I watch fights, it’s on YouTube.

I don’t want to generalize, but the target audience for a lot of the YouTube people is fairly young – under the age of 16. You still want to know what those people are watching, because I think it’s interesting, but sometimes it just makes you feel old.

The viewers of video game content on YouTube are young and savvy. They are exactly the sort of people who tend to enthusiastically install ad blocking software.

During college, I collaborated with another YouTuber and musician, Shankar Tucker. He told me, ‘You can do music on YouTube and it’s a viable way to put out your songs’ and it worked out.

Yes, DVDs are gone, but there is this wonderful Internet platform out there called YouTube.

For me, because I’ve been such a YouTube lover since day one, I want to continue doing YouTube but also branch out and do other things simultaneously.

In fact, when he interviewed me, I didn’t know who the guy was. I didn’t find out until later it was Logan Paul, some YouTube guy, which still didn’t mean nothing to me.

I know one of the reasons I first started making Youtube videos was because no one looks like me.

Because of YouTube, I’m getting fan mail from 10-year-olds and teenagers and college kids.