In 2005, the online community that became my go-to place for news development, commentary and entertainment was created: YouTube. It’s a positive example of online community because creators get to be themselves and viewers get to enjoy interesting content.
Nevertheless, being online, there are regulation problems when people are allowed to express their opinions whether nice or offensive. However, this is also the reason why YouTube is a reliable source when it comes to personal opinions, because there is no censorship. Being a community, there are issues such as creators abusing their power and influence either by physically harming fans or deceiving them, capitalising on it.
Music is a big part of this platform and copyright was once a big issue, however that has become less of a concern due to Youtube’s copyright policy.
This is a platform where different demographics can find something interesting, where people inspire the creation of content, however many media outlets don’t accept YouTube as a reliable source or give any credit for the success youtubers have achieved or the following they’ve built.
My biggest fear is that YouTube will lose its essence and become just a job for creators. If that happens I’m not sure whether it’ll survive because what draws people in is the fact that they can relate to who they see on the videos. My guess is that people will move on to a different platform.