The Water Cooler – Do You Or Your Children Constantly Watch YouTube?

June 14, 2019 12:00 pm · 15 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon.

Today’s question:

Does your child (if you have one) watch YouTube? If so, what show do they enjoy the most? If you don’t have kids, do you watch YouTube? Tell us what shows or videos you enjoy.

Talk about it.

The Mamba June 14, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Yes, my kids like watching trains and videos of car races, humans are awesome, toys, music videos, all kinds of things. I watch it occasionally, most recently I watched the documentary “Seattle is dying”, which was excellent.

Dawg June 14, 2019 at 12:13 PM

No, I don’t constantly watch YouTube. My kid is grown and I have no idea what she does in regards to YouTube. She has a business to run, so I doubt that she spends much time on something as frivolous.
I have gone to YouTube to hear a song or two that I haven’t heard in years, but that’s about it. I am not glued to any electronic device, including computers, cell phones, and television.

Roz June 14, 2019 at 1:51 PM

Sometimes use Youtube for instruction videos, fixing, art/crafts, cooking, yoga and/or product reviews,..etc. My Hubby does for auto repairs, music, some political news.

YouTubeJunky June 14, 2019 at 3:45 PM

YouTube premium member. My youngest son watches everything YouTube a couple hours a day. He watches other people play video games which is so annoying I will never be able to understand why anyone would entertain their time watching that. But the kids watch movies, shows, DYI crafts we all have fun together watching some of those. Cable Schmable. Pay for 1 box to watch the evening news. My 16 year old son and his girlfriend have their own channel. Something inspired to start vlogging they have challenges, prank each other and apparently there’s people who entertain their time and watch them. Lol. I watch The Joe Rogan. Experience. I love it. His Podcast show is amazing. And HotBoxin’ with Mike Tyson is too. YouTube Originals are pretty good too. Binge watched ‘Sideswiped’ in the A/C which was hilarious. And they’re watching an EminemMusic Prime original now ‘Bodied’. Some dorky kid battle rapping. Looks like an 8 Mile sequel or something to me. Anyways we’re def YouTube watchers here. I wouldn’t say we were glued to it, but it beats cable for us for sure.

Gittyup June 14, 2019 at 4:34 PM

For days on end, from morning to night, I have this annoying thing where sometimes a song will get stuck in my head. Yesterday, it was Pearl Jam, “Black.” If I go to YouTube and play the song and watch the video, it will stop. Sometimes the whole 60s, 70s, or 80s top forty will get stuck … or just the whole Rolling Stones catalogue … or Foo Fighters … or Bob Seger or George Harrison, or Metallica … well, you get the idea.

This morning, however, “Black” was back, so I went to YouTube and played “Baby Shark” mainly because it is so irritating I thought for sure it would depose “Black,” … but it didn’t. In a case like that, I have to watch a concert, Rolling Stones, 38 Special, Foreigner, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Winter etc., in order to clear my head. It’s a therapeutic usage, really.

SmileWC June 14, 2019 at 4:37 PM

I enjoy vlogs, shopping, Dave Ramsey, and gardening Youtube videos – I create a short playlist everyday and watch as I’m falling asleep. If I wake up in the night, I just pick up where I left off and I’m asleep again. My daughter, on the other hand, loves makeup videos.

94519 June 14, 2019 at 5:01 PM

Not constantly, but great for car repair or knitting/crochet stiches. Very helpful for visual learners. Never watch videos/streaming of shows.

Bob June 14, 2019 at 5:23 PM

Sure beats cable

Dr. Jellyfinger June 14, 2019 at 5:48 PM

The instructional videos can save you a bundle of money for the DIY types (like me). Recipes & cooking too.
Music is excellent tho I can do without some of the videos that go with ’em… just don’t watch while I listen.

Janon June 14, 2019 at 7:15 PM

The human mind seeks Novelty. YouTube provides that to people, young and old. I think kids YouTube is awesome-my child knows more science facts than me for sure.

Original G June 14, 2019 at 7:19 PM

Yup have YouTube column in bookmarks.
Mostly gardening, growing vegetables, greenhouse, hydroponics etc.
Spring Hill Farms up in Canada,
A soon to be retired from working at main hub facility for a major delivery company in the Southeast US,
Texas homesteader,
An then there’s Praxxus,
An even though these two haven’t posted in a while videos on gardening and canning worth watching,


Dr. Jellyfinger June 15, 2019 at 12:32 AM
Hanne Jeppesen June 15, 2019 at 1:01 AM

Right now I don’t have a tv, so the radio, books and u tube is my entertainment. I’m all over as far as u tube is concerned. Sometimes a movie, love short video’s of cute animals. I love history and since we just had the 75 anniversary of D Day and I was born in early 1945, I watched different videos about D Day. On Sept. 11 I watch something about that fateful day etc.
I was born in Denmark and to my delight I can watch Danish movies or excerpt from such, movies I remember from my childhood and teen age years, or some I always wanted to see, but never got around to. Love music video live performance from Woodstock, Simon and Garfunkel’s concert in Central Park 1981. I also found video’s from Copenhagen’s Jazz club Monmatre, live recordings with Dexter Gordon and Ben Webster, use to go there in the early to mid sixties and listen to Dexter Gordon, so to be able to get this on u tube is just great and takes me back to my youth.

S June 15, 2019 at 12:59 PM

Who has time for youtube when ya’ got claycord…


Mich June 15, 2019 at 1:46 PM

Yes my child does. I always type in ‘toddler learning videos’. It’s helpful when I need to do errands like dmv. People look at me in disgust, but it’s better her learning something quietly than having a meltdown in public

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