YouTubers gaining popularity at SHS

September 23, 2013 — by Arman Vaziri

Who are JacksGap, Dicasp, and TylerOakley? They’re not the most subscribed to YouTubers, but they still have found a way to gather millions of views and develop a strong fanbase by making video blogs about their lives and other entertaining skits. Each of their channels is an example of the rising popularity of making a living through YouTube.

Who are JacksGap, Dicasp, and TylerOakley? They’re not the most subscribed to YouTubers, but they still have found a way to gather millions of views and develop a strong fanbase by making video blogs about their lives and other entertaining skits. Each of their channels is an example of the rising popularity of making a living through YouTube.
These performers make money on YouTube by regularly making original videos that get thousands of views, which allows them to become YouTube partners. Once a partner, YouTubers can make money from advertisements that run with the videos. The amount of money earned depends on the number of views of the video.
These YouTubers are beginning to become well known at SHS because of their humorous videos and how they connect with their fans through social media websites. Junior Eunju Pak likes to watch the British performers because of their foreign appeal.
“Jack and Finn Harries (JacksGap) and Caspar Lee (Dicasp) are just cute, and their British accents and being foreign are nice and just really appealing,” Pak said.
Junior Sarah Liddie also enjoys watching videos by her favorite performers, Tyler Oakley and Caspar Lee.
“I heard of them about a year ago, and I started watching them on YouTube,” Liddie said. “Once I started watching one of them, I started watching all of the other ones.”
YouTubers often attend annual conventions, like Vidcon in Anaheim where the fans can meet and take pictures with the performers. For Liddie who attended in early August, this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“Meeting [Tyler Oakley] was one of my favorite moments of VidCon,” Liddie said. “I was extremely excited because he is one of my favorite YouTubers, and I couldn't believe that I was finally getting to meet him in person.”
Liddie believes that these performers will not be forgotten anytime soon.
“They all just have really cool personalities, and I think they will become more popular because more people are starting to hear about them and starting to watch their videos,” Liddie said. 
 
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