Living life on YouTube
Is sharing your life on YouTube a good idea?

There's an ever increasing trend on the rise of families filming their lives and putting it online for all to see. And I often wonder why? And then I wonder why do I even watch it? It all comes down to voyeurism I suppose. Lets be honest, reality TV as we know it is not realistic at all. No one can keep up with those Kardashians which are clearly scripted so are people turning to YouTube for a real slice of life? 

Must be, because one of the biggest YouTubers Shay Carl currently has 3 million subscribers to his family channel, Shaytards. People are making actual money on YouTube by sharing the every day things they do with their families like going to the park or Walmart. But maybe that's just it, we like watching things we can relate to. We like connecting with people who are going through similar experiences.

It seems to be a very American thing to do and the Brits are not far behind. South Africa doesn't have seem to have been bit by the vlogging bug yet and for me personally it would be because it's such a big thing to put yourself out there, the YouTube comments are enough to put me off but then to put my children in that position when they can't really protest or opt out seems a bit unfair.

The Shaytards

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