We Need To Talk About Jenna and JJ

Alright, let’s try and do this without being cliché, or cheesy, and without looking like too much of a kiss-ass. We’ll make this nice and short…

Let’ get cracking!

I’ve written posts about YouTube; who my favourite Youtubers are and how YouTube has become the largest video sharing platform on the planet. But what I haven’t done- to my knowledge – is tell you guys why I got in to YouTube. I want to tell you straight about the two people who inspired me to make my own channel; and who both equally –however modest they may be –  inspire millions of people every day to do whatever they want to do and never take no for an answer.  Jenna Marbles and KSI have two of the largest subscribed-to channels on YouTube, KSI with 7.2 million and Jenna with a whopping 14.1 million subscribers. And that’s not counting KSI’s second channel which has over 2.8 million; each of them with over 1 billion total views to their names. So now the numbers are out of the way, let’s get talking about them, shall we.

 

Jenna Marbles

OK so Jenna Marbles (I’m going to call her Jenna from now on because adding Marbles every time is just far too time consuming) was the first ‘Vlogger’ I fully got in to. I found the YouTuber Caspar Lee through a FIFA video he did with KSI and then on and on until I found Jenna; whose videos I thought absolutely rocked and I subscribed straight away. They might not be educational (although Jenna’s Drunk Art School taught me ever so much) but if you’re having a slightly bad day, or you’re feeling a bit miserable; her videos are sure to brighten it up.

 

It’s the same story with KSI…

 

KSI (JJ)

KSI or KSIOlajideBT to give his whole YouTube name is by far and away my absolute top YouTuber. He is a gamer who focuses mostly on FIFA and GTA V and then supplements it with any random online games he can find. His videos are funny; and that’s exactly the point. In no way are they supposed to teach you ANYTHING, well maybe how to lose a race on GTA…

I watch all of his videos and they either cheer me up when I’m feeling down or just add to a great day. Now I found KSI through a friend of mine who told me to watch his video called ‘Two Blacks VS the World’. Now this is a bit of a strange video title but it was basically him and his brother playing FIFA online, and every time his brother messed up he whipped out the BB gun. From that moment on I was beyond hooked on his comedy/gaming/commentary videos and that was that.

One of the reasons I love these two so much is their utter randomness. For example; Jenna’s latest video ‘This are This’ a sequel to ‘What are This?’(I won’t ruin it for you; watch it) features two of her dogs, little puppy Peach and still little but older dog Kermit. We follow Peach being shown around the house by Kermit who is pointing at everything saying (well Jenna saying, in the weirdest accent ever) This are This. And that’s about it, then it gets a little creepy, but I’ll let you guys find that out for yourselves. If her videos don’t cheer you up or make you happy; there’s something wrong with your brain…

Then you have KSI who basically screams everything and shouts at everything and breaks everything for five minutes… But I love that. And for extra dose of ‘BANTER’ in your day, this is the channel for you, for sure. He often records videos with six of his fellow YouTubers, all of whom I watch avidly and whose videos are all equally well crafted; they call themselves the SIDEMEN, Subscribe to all of them at…

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Zerkaahd – Main channel – Zerkaa)

BlueJumperGaming – Main channel – Woretoshaw)

Beh2inga – Main channel – Behzinga)

TBZJLPlays – Main channel – TBJZL)

MM7GAMES – Main channel – MiniMinter).

So go subscribe to those guys as well because they create some great content.

 

 

Until next time…

 

Bye!

Dystopia Part 2: Technology

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Technology is seen in one of two lights; it is seen as the innovator of our world, the basis on which modern mankind is to evolve; or it is seen as the beginning of the end of freedom as a thing to be taken for granted. Let’s think about that for a bit, shall we…

Technology is evolving all the time, it runs our lives and if someone took your smartphone or laptop or in fact just your WiFi hub away from you for a single day, you’d probably go insane and start to question your entire existence. We rely on technology so much these days that they can do pretty much anything; for example make things so ridiculously expensive and force you to upgrade when you don’t want it, and we just blindly go along with it. So what’s to say that in 10, 15, 20 years that technology companies are to be the most powerful organisations on the planet; I mean, they’re already the richest. Apple, for example, is worth more than the entire US treasury.

So what do we do? Do we fight it? Viva la Revolution?

Simple answer, No, we shouldn’t. I’ve seen Continuum, It doesn’t end pretty. No, what we need to do is embrace this technology that is already such a huge part of our lives and develop WITH it. The world is too far gone under the control of these corporations for anyone to really have any effect on them; besides, if people did revolt against them, they’d shut down for the afternoon and the revolutionaries would go loopy because they couldn’t see whether someone had accepted them on Facebook!

The world is moving forward; and with this developing technology comes so many possibilities. We are on our way to finding a cure to Cancer, and so many other horrible diseases that are a huge issue the world over. We can do so many things with evolving technology that to say it is anything other than an innovator for good is just crazy. Disagree if you want, in fact, please do; I’d quite like a different point of view to this subject.

It saddens me that I was born when I was. I was born in 1992 and since then the world has gone tech mad! So much change and so much improvement; from the internet coming on leaps and bounds,  to the geniuses in their medical laboratories who are trying to make the world a better, healthier place. Everything is on the way up and I feel like i’ve been born right on the cusp of it all. Who knows where we could be in 100-200 years time. I dare say there will be a cure for all forms of cancer; we might even see West Ham at the top of the premiership…   … No?  …well, ok let’s not get ahead of ourselves. But you get my point; in that relatively short period the human race could do so many amazing things, thanks to the technology giants who are running our lives. It’s just a shame that- and i’m not trying to be completely morbid with this- I won’t be around to witness it all.

Anyway, I went  little bit off the beaten track there. My point is, that however much we try to say that Apple, Microsoft, Sony and any other tech titans are ruining the sanctity of life and that soon we’ll be having our Facebook feeds downloaded directly to our sculls and Mr Zuckerberg will be able to read our thoughts and control our minds, the fact of the matter is; without these people; without their groundbreaking tech or their out-of-the-box mindset, we wont be able to move forward. We’ll just stagnate if we don’t allow these people to take control, even just a little. I realise I sound a little bit like a brain-washed cyborg from a Sci-Fi film, but hey, if that’s what we need to see sense in who’s running things around here, so be it.

 

Please feel free to leave your opinions in the comments box and get a debate going.

Until next time…

 

Bye!