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Journey McCarver, Ryan Robinson and Tabatha Taylor express varying attitudes as fellow YouTuber, Delaney Jones, captures the moment.

Journey McCarver, Ryan Robinson and Tabatha Taylor express varying attitudes as fellow YouTuber, Delaney Jones, captures the moment.

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When people think about social media they usually think of Facebook and Twitter, but YouTube is becoming one of the most visited sites on the Internet. From entertaining people with music to showing people a peek into their daily lives with vlogs, YouTube is a growing platform with a wide audience that has many interests.

Even here in Farmington, Arkansas, a person finds some local YouTubers. For instance, Ryan Robinson, junior, has a channel (Sinister Slugs) that he does with his girlfriend. They do challenge videos and talk about controversial topics.

“It is a creative outlet, and the attention is nice,” Robinson said.

Some YouTubers do this as a job and can even get paid for it if they bring in enough views.

“It would be nice to do this as a careerbut I would rather focus on other creative outlets like music,” Robinson said.

Delaney Jones, junior,  does YouTube a little differently. She films videos of herself in a T-Rex costume in vlogs showing people her daily life.

“I saw other people doing it, and I thought if they could do it, why couldn’t I?” Jones said.

But, many people face obstacles trying to please all of their audience and take in their negative comments.

“The biggest obstacle I’ve faced is that there are always going to be negative people. They are going to tell you straight up what they like and don’t like about you. But, you have to stay true to yourself because people know when you’re faking,” Jones said.

Sophomore Journey McCarver is another YouTuber who sings on her channel. Some YouTubers have to come a long way before being noticed and reaching their goals.

“To have people connect to my music is my goal,” McCarver said.

But some singers don’t like using YouTube as a platform for producing their music.

“It’s a good way to be productive and get my music out there for free instead of making people have to buy it off of iTunes,” McCarver said.

Tabatha Taylor, senior, started her channel with singing videos but has recently started uploading beauty videos as well. YouTubers always have to find new ideas and inspiration.

“Just watching other YouTubers is where I find inspiration. I don’t do sports so this is my way of expressing myself,” Taylor said.

From beauty videos to music, there is a wide array of content and talent offered by YouTubers around the school.

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