Despite these shallow topics, there is still a lot of good information too. When I hear about something that happened on TV or in the news, I can just look it up on YouTube to get the scoop without having to watch TV. This has been especially helpful for sports. I love watching the NBA top 10 plays every evening.
The other day my 6 year old was asking me how paper is made. I just typed in "How is paper made" and we watched a video for a few minutes that showed us how. I was glad he asked me because I am too old to be asking that question, but I have always wanted to know for myself. My kids can't believe how old fashioned encyclopedias are and wouldn't imagine using one if they could just look something up on the Internet.
When I tell them how I used to use encyclopedias
YouTube has it's disadvantages too. Sometimes you don't get what you expect when people mislead the content of their video with a bogus title. I also tire of seeing the same featured faces of people who have daily video blogs on YouTube. My biggest pet peeve is clicking on a sports highlight or a title that sounds interesting and then finding out it is a actually a video game clip. On a future post I think I will share some of my all time favorite clips.