Why YouTube Keeps Getting Worse And Worse

I Used To Watch YouTube Before It Sucked

YouTube has changed drastically in the decade I've been on it, and I'm not a fan.

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The other night, I needed to let off some steam and decided to go on YouTube. The pastime of my youth felt slightly uncomfortable and unwelcoming when I decided to watch a new popular YouTuber's video on the Trending page. It hit me after about two minutes into this video just how much YouTube has changed since I was a kid.

YouTube was my prime source of entertainment from ages 9 to 15. These formative years were filled with mostly the British YouTuber craze, but also science videos, Minecraft gaming, and comedy shorts. I could go for a thought-provoking Vlogbrothers video before diving into a marathon of "Llamas with Hats."

There was a huge variety of content that shared the desire to be original in an expanding medium of entertainment.

Growing up in a content "renaissance" also meant that both myself and the creators were acutely aware of how amateur everything was, and they did their best to make their content authentic and their gratitude real. YouTubers were set on building a community. Views weren't just a number, they were people that needed to be treated well in order to earn their subscription. My YouTube growing up was the perfect mix of entertainment and support I needed to face adolescence and become a sane adult.

I slowly phased YouTube out in high school, having too many after-school responsibilities to find the time to keep up with the channels I used to watch religiously. It wasn't until I came to college and reclaimed a lot of lost free time that I discovered how different YouTube had become. Between Jake and Logan Paul, Emma Chamberlain, or any big YouTuber in 2019, you'll find a common thread of all caps titles and clickbait-y thumbnails. They've lost touch with what is "relatable" content, yet still market themselves in that way. And worst of all, we let them fool us.

We don't want to watch people who live like us. We want to watch people who live like us but better. And that mindset creates unrealistic goals for kids who will never feel perfect enough, quirky enough, or rich enough to be liked like these "role models." Because the platform exists as a clickbait-centric, attention economy, it means the people we highlight are loud, obnoxious, and selfishly unaware of their materialistic, unrelatable lives. I fear for the kids nowadays growing up with this content, but also for the platform that used to feel like a cozy nook of the internet.

Let's try as viewers and creators to make YouTube casual again in 2019.

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    Social Media Helps Me Stay In Touch With My Best Friends That Are Hundreds Of Miles Away

    I miss my best friends so much — this article finna be cheesy.

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    I've always had friends that live in different countries where I talk to them once a month or so and just keep in touch with them lightweight. When my senior year of high school came around, I didn't know how I would survive without talking to my best friends, Sofi and Emily, and seeing them every single day of my life. They are my whole heart and whenever it got closer to them leaving, I would literally panic and would just pretend the day would never come.

    I am now a sophomore in college and Emily lives in South Carolina while Sofi is all the way in Venezuela. Yes, Venezuela. You would think that we'd drift away and that our friendship would fall apart, but that's NOT the case. Thanks to social media we technically talk to each other every day as if nothing has changed. We are all still just as funny and get along as if parting away was yesterday. We have a Snapchat group chat where we update each other on our lives and show each other what's going on in the life of Neha, Emily, or Sofi.

    We haven't felt as though we are ever lacking in communication and aren't the type to over communicate either. Thanks to Memories on Snapchat, we are always reminded of how strong our bond is and how ugly we were in high school (they both have had their glow ups and I'm still waiting for mine, smh). We have group chats on Instagram and Twitter and send each other the craziest of things that we can't really ever send to anyone else because our friendship is just so unique (at least that's what it's like for me) oh and our humor is so stupid hahaha.

    We've introduced each other to our friends in college and they are aware of the three of us which I think is so cute. Long distance relationships are so doable thanks to the social media that we have, it's just so easy to maintain that connection whether it be one person or a group of besties. We were told in high school that the friendships that we had then would not continue when we'd get to college. Well quite frankly, that's some utter bulls***.

    Friendships can last if you put in the effort, and social media is available to help you out in doing just that.

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