YouTube has forever changed how people digest media. People from around the world are uploading thousands of videos every single day. But, simply viewing that content is becoming something of the past. Now, "Interactivity" is playing a big role, allowing YouTubers to create videos that actually allow the user to interact. Just how creative are these YouTubers becoming?
AsapSCIENCE has utilized what every single YouTube viewer has at their disposal: speakers, or even better, headphones. Taking hearing tests as a child was necessary in grade school. But how has your hearing changed since then? This video will roughly tell you how old your ears really are. Be prepared. Your results might leave you a little depressed.
If they aren't lucky enough to sign a major record deal, up-and-coming bands constantly rely on the Internet to spread their music. Moones is on a different level than other bands. They shot a music video where the viewer can control how much alcohol the members consume... well, at least it looks that way! This leaves you with different versions of their song, ranging from calm and composed to sloppy and hilarious.
So, how did they do? We talked to Ollie, the band's lead singer, about what it was like to consume the various amounts of beer and why they opted for an interactive approach. You know, because science.
Interactivity even allows for you to go on an adventure. YouTube's recent Geek Week saw a lot of interesting content. One of the best was their "A Geek Week Interactive Adventure." Through a plethora of YouTube channels, you follow the protagonist as he tries to save YouTube itself.
If you want to have a little more fun with YouTube, try this.
1. Go to any YouTube video. Yes, any video.
2. Pause the video after it starts playing.
3. Click the blank white space to the left and type 1980.
4. Defend your video!