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Christmas is about love but unlike the rest of the year, not the love you feel towards yourself but the love towards others. Therefore Christmas time is also charity time. Today I just wanted to briefly introduce you to the Project for Awesome (short: P4A). The Project for Awesome was first hosted in 2007 by the vlogbrothers, John and Hank Green (I talked about their two YouTube channels vlogbrothers and CrashCourse before on my blog) and has since been held every year since. During the P4A thousands of people post videos on YouTube, introducing and advertising charities they think deserve donations. Everyone can watch these videos and then go vote on the P4A website for which charity they think convinced them most. Last year the community raised over $850,000 benefitting twenty charities. Like the name suggests it is an awesome and most of all modern way to help a lot of people. This years P4A has actually just started and will go on over the entire rest of the week. If you want to ,and I highly encourage you to do so, participate you can do it in two parts: You can go to projectforawesome.com right now and click on „donate“ to contribute right now to a first campaign which raises money for two charities namely Save the Children and Partners in Health, two charities with whom the community has worked closely with during the past years. In a second phase, from December 13th to December 16th donations will go to community chosen organizations, based on votes on the Project For Awesome website.
If you haven’t yet decided which charity you want to help this year, or even if you have, I really encourage you to participate and help decrease World Suck! At this point I also want to tell you, since I know there are always skeptical people, that I too have indeed participated and donated and will also participate during the second phase. It is a really good cause and the people working on the P4A are doing an amazing job. Even if you can’t afford to donate much, it still helps a lot. Actually a lot of the people who donate during the P4A are students or other young people and they too can’t afford to donate much but it still matters. Together we can make a difference!
Campaign for Save the Children & Partners in Health:
vlogbrothers channel on YouTube:
And just to remind you: Starting Friday December 12th you should start to search on YouTube for „Project for Awesome 2014“ or „P4A 2014“ to find the videos and decide for which charity you will vote.
A while ago I wrote about my favorite YouTube Channels but since there are so many of them I decided to do a Part 2 of that post. Just like last time you can check out the different channels by clicking on their name if you’re interested. This time I’ll also give you the themes of the different channels.
vlogbrothers (vlogging channel)
At the top of my list this time is another channel of the amazing Green Brothers, John and Hank. Last time I mentioned their educational channel CrashCourse so now I present you their main channel. The vlogbrothers channel started off as the Green’s „Brotherhood 2.0.“ project in which they decided to cease all text-based communication for one year and instead converse by video blogs every weekday. After the project ended they continued to upload the vlogs due to them now having a growing fan base. Their fans are known as „Nerdfighters“ and the fan base as a whole as „Nerdfighteria“. Since then their popularity continued to increase and as of today the vlogbrothers channel has 2.337.424 subscribers. The Green brothers once stated that their vlog has no consistent format: „Really, it’s not about anything in particular. Whether we’re talking about our lives, making each other laugh, or trying to get something more important across, people seem to enjoy it.“ Very recently John posted a series of videos about his journey with Bill Gates to Ethiopia and the Nerdfighter community managed to raise over 200.000 dollars for access to clean water. Like I mentioned in the last post these two brothers are simply awesome and therefore I highly encourage you to become a Nerdfighter yourself!
This channel is mainly famous for the „react“ series featuring kids, teens, elders and famous YouTubers react to different things like viral videos, technology or more serious subjects like drunk driving. This series has earned them several awards and is really worth checking out. Other formats on their channel include their „Spoilers“ videos in which they spoil at the end of each month the most discussed things of that month and the first transmedia sitcom on YouTube MyMusic.
jacksfilms is a comedy channel created by Jack Douglass and most know for the regular series PMS, JackAsk and Your grammar sucks. PMS stands for Parodie, Music Video and Sketch and is released every Monday. JackAsk is a fake Question& Answer show in which Jack answers questions from his fans in a funny way. Your grammar sucks is by far the channel’s most known series as it was even featured on Huffington Post. In this series Jack makes fun of the often horrible spelling and grammar errors on the internet by reading them out loud and often acting them out in a sketch format. This year he plans to release the 100th episode as a full length film. Recently he also started a new series on Saturdays which consists of Let’s play parodies. Jack’s humor is of a special kind and doesn’t appeal to everyone but if you do like this form of humor you’re going to love this channel.
Extremely Decent (comedy)
There is one adjective to describe this channel perfectly: underrated. This group creates awesome and hilarious videos but they are practically unknown having only 130.000 subscribers. They spend a lot of time creating one single video but the quality of each video speaks for itself. I can only encourage you to check them out they really deserve more subscribers!
This completes Part 2 of my favorite YouTube channels I am sorry that this week’s post is so short but I was quite busy this week but I still wanted to post something. I hope you enjoyed the post and maybe you found some new interesting YouTube channels to enjoy in the future.
Thanks a lot for reading this week’s post! I really appreciate every single reader and if you’re interested you can read some of my other articles as well. If you want you can share my posts with others I’d really appreciate it. You can also find me on Facebook as well as Twitter (@VitoVolpe9). I hope you have a great week and I see you next Sunday for an all new post in German or in two weeks for a new post in English!
Today I want to talk about something a little bit more casual namely YouTube Channels. I love YouTube as a platform and as a community. I think there are a lot of great channels out there some more known as others and today I want to present you some of my favorite channels! Click on any of the names to get to the respective channel. I personally watch practically only English YouTube channels but I also got 2 french ones in there, if you know other good channels no matter in which language they are feel free to leave them here in the comments! But first here are some of my absolute favorite YouTube channels:
The Game Theorists
I watch more than one gaming channel but this one really stands out for me. The channel is hosted by a certain Matthew Patrick or as he likes to call himself „MatPat”. He takes a different look at some of the most famous games and proposes different theories about them which he tries to prove during an episode. I will give you the example of my favorite episode in which he suggests that Mario (yes the Mario of the Super Mario series) is actually a communist! What sounds absurde at the beginning becomes shockingly very plausible during the episode thanks to the amazing research and presentation by MatPat. This guy really has some brains but also a big heart and you can hear in every word that he is very passionate about what he does. If you are interested in videogames I highly recommend you this channel. You are going to love it there.
CrashCourse is one of the channels that I am very glad I found because it actually was of advantage for me. CrashCourse offers just what the name suggests a variety of different crash courses on different subjects like literature, world history or psychology. The courses are presented by the Green brothers John and Hank. Yes THE John Green author of amazing books such as Looking for Alaska or The fault in our stars. If you don’t know him yet I tell you here you are missing out on gold. He is an awesome guy and a brilliant author and for me the perfect teacher for literature. The best part is that his brother Hank is just as awesome and so the different courses are not only educational but also highly emtertaining. CrashCourse offers all this for free thanks to a service called Subbable. Subbable is a voluntary subscription service which means if you want you can support CrashCourse with a monthly amount of money of your choosing but you’re not forced to. The great thing is as a paid subscriber your monthly donations are stored in a sort of „banc account“ and you can trade them in at any point for a variety of awesome perks. They solely live on these voluntary donations and I highly encourage you to 1. check out there YouTube channel and 2. consider supporting them because if one thing is important it is education and they are doing it the right way!
This French guy is just hilarious. He is for me and I am not kidding here one of the funniest if not THE funniest YouTuber. The majority of his videos simply consist of him recording himself in his room talking about a subject. Between his lines he acts out some of the things he says. To understand you really have to watch him yourself but I will just say that he is the most subscribed French YouTube Channel which has it’s reasons.
Let’s keep it French. Norman is a lot like Cyprien (or is Cyprien like Norman?) but still he has his own style. He also does one man shows so he’s already kind of professional. What I said about Cyprien also applies to him if you can speak French you should definetly check him out!
If you ever wanted to learn how to play certain songs on the piano but never learned how to even read a music sheet this is the right channel for you. I can tell you out of experience that it works since I too never went to music school but it took me only 5 days to learn how to play the song „Mad World“ by Gary Jules. Try it!
This piano playing russian is practically unknown (currently he has about 10.000 subscribers) but he is soooo good. His songs are very beautiful and full of emotions. They inspired me more than once to write some of my poems. He deserves a lot more attention so if you want you should definetly check him out!
This sums it up for today’s post I could name a lot more channels but for now I’m running out of time. Maybe I’ll do a part 2 of this post in the future…