Growing up on YouTube

With YouTube’s spike in popularity, more people are creating amateur films and uploading them on to sites like this. But people are not only filming themselves but they are filming their children, their families, their environment, even their pets. There are many videos out there of parents videotaping their children growing up. From their first steps, first words, silly moments, to even the birth of their child.

It seems that society no longer has boundaries as to what they upload to the web. Just by searching the words ‘being born’, many results come up of mothers giving birth. Some decide to show the growth of their child by doing updated videos of them every once in awhile. Showing their first baby steps and first words are popular. You’re letting your child be seen by billions of people around the world who don’t know you or your baby and they can make judgements, comments and videos to express what they think about you even. It is very public and makes you think if there should be a ‘too much information’ clause.

But some videos, like the one below, are there for amusement. It’s like watching America’s Funniest Home videos. The video below has gotten more than 7 million views. That’s incredible just to see two children being themselves.

It’s amazing what people want the world to see. From birth, throughout life and to perhaps death. However, seeing someone die on Youtube, i’m personally saying, that’s just not right. So perhaps seeing birth on youtube should be a celebration of life. And we should stick to that limit.


About sunnyvisa

I'm a student at Ottawa U, studying in Communications. I was born in Quebec City to a French Canadian and Italian family. I lived 9 years in the Netherlands and then moved to Ottawa. I love to travel, spend time with my family, and have fun with friends. You can always see me with a smile on my face :)
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