L.I.N. – Welcome to Youtopia

June 11, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Founded: February 14, 2005

Founding Fathers: Chard Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim

Population: Around 1 billion unique monthly users

Major Cities: Animal Planet, Lip-sync City, Beautiville and Prankston

Youtube is a cluster for talent. That is if you look beyond the piano playing cats, geese running down suburbia lane, finger-biting babies and alpacas approaching the screen Darth Vader style. For many aspiring musicians, Youtube has offered them a platform to build up their portfolios and expand their fan-base in hopes for more promising exposure. Several of these artists have gained that exposure and been scouted by managers and pop-stars, the Biebs being one of them. Contrary to popular belief, JB was actually discovered by talent scouting manager Scooter Braun who then introduced the then 15-year-old to Usher. Since, Bieber has become the biggest Youtube spawn pop star. Other talents (as much as he’s easy to dislike, you can’t deny the kid’s got some chops) discovered through Youtube include:

Despite its immense tally of users, Youtube has created communities of people who share the same interests. Below you’ll see just how small these communities can get and how connected its members are.

(click on the names of the artists above and links below)