Guest Post by Herwin Icasiano
I didn’t receive any YouTube vlogger recommendations from you all, but that probably means you want to hear more about vloggers that I like!
Image: Jixar‘s Flickrstream, CC 2.0
So here are six more YouTubers that I follow now and again:
She’s a funny gal from Sydney who loves Lamingtons. Her vlogs are a mix of talking to the camera and acting out awkward scenes that have or haven’t actually happened.
She has a “porno music/comment time” at the end of every video where she interacts with her supporters by responding to their comments.
Does she like Apple?
Yes she does! Obsessed, actually.
Besides that, Justine is high-energy and loves making music videos and parodies; she is an individual who I picture would never be at a loss for words.
She’s helping vloggers hone their skills through her recently launched Vlog University, which provides viewers with a vlogging challenge each week (or whenever she posts an update).
Her first “homework assignment” was to vlog about coloring.
What about him?
Philip loves to talk–who wouldn’t when they have a vlog. His humor is more blunt than other vloggers I follow, but I appreciate him nonetheless.
He’s using his old channel, sxephil – Sexy Phil, get it? – to host The Philip DeFranco Show. Videos about “things that matter” to him are released Monday-Thursday at 5PM ET.
It’s how her mother pronounces half-slip, given her Filipino accent.
Christine is a Filipina American comedian from Virginia who used to be a SAG/AFTRA actress in New York City.
She vlogs about funny situations and conversations involving her family members; she also posts a few song covers on her personal channel.
Christine vlogged about Kodak’s Print & Prosper calculator, which helps consumers compare printing costs between Kodak printers and their average competitor.
Timothy aka Traphik (theTimothyDeLaGhetto)
Is he actually ghetto?
Yes, and he’s proud of it. His channel is full of videos about random topics formatted in classic vlog fashion–with a handheld camera and minimal post-processing.
He’s also a rapper, hence the name Traphik. You can view his collaborations and covers on his other channel.
Don’t ask about the username; I’d have no clue.
Ryan is a Japanese American from Hilo, Hawaii. This guy is super funny. He loves producing skits and parodies of mainstream and YouTube culture, often with his friends involved.
One of my favorites is his parody of makeup gurus: “Today I’m going to be teaching you: HOW TO BE MAKEUP.”
Carl’s Jr. teamed up with Ryan to promote their “$6 Portobello Mushroom Burger!” His video has amassed over 7.7 million views and over 40,000 comments.
Those are all the vloggers I have for you. Comments? Questions? I’m always open to them.
Herwin Icasiano is a recent Stanford University graduate. He does his best to stay informed on politics, tech, music, cultures, and social media. Herwin has a strong interest in pursuing a career in public relations, helping companies and organizations make personal connections past the corporate-consumer dynamic, both on- and off-line. He dreams of traveling the globe, experiencing a wide array of cultures, and making worldwide connections. He’d love to grab a gab on Twitter.
Thanks Dea for your comments! I’d definitely recommend watching a few of the other vloggers’ vids. I was watching Natalie’s this morning and was cracking up at how she makes awkward situations so funny.
Great point about personal branding. I think blogs and podcasts also help with personal branding and getting your thoughts out there, but the great thing about vlogging is that it provides a space for those who are stronger in visual+auditory-learning and thinking. Social media is so varied in how it enables different types of people, and I’m glad certain people have found a niche in YouTube.
Yeah, there are those who ramble endlessly, but at least it’s better that they feel they have a voice than feeling disempowered, right? ;) Plus, they can connect with others who love to ramble and then they can have rambling parties!
Also, have you heard of YouTube Live? It’s a show celebrating YouTube and its community, streamed live on the Internet from different locations. I think it’s so exciting to see a culture has developed around this.
Here’s the Wikipedia article for YouTube Live: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube_Live
And the channel featuring the full live show and highlights:
Great post, Herwin! I’ve seen a couple of videos from iJustine but I’ve actually never heard of the others. So thanks for keeping me updated with the vlogging world!
I personally think vlogging is really great for personal branding. Whoever you are, whatever you do, or whatever it is you’re good at, for some reason broadcasting your specialty in a video form seems to help validate your points and add a little bit to your credibility. Doing it through popular social media avenues helps spread the word and would only multiply the outcome. Plus, most people are attracted to things that are more visual, anyways (especially the younger generation).
And I think one of the greatest things about vlogging is that it really personalizes the brand by letting the audience get to know the person behind the brand on a deeper level.
Some of the vloggers I’ve seen are really funny and informational. But I also feel that some just love to ramble endlessly, hehe.
Again, thanks for sharing!