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The voyeurism of YouTube doesn’t appeal to me. Yes, you can find me on Facebook and probably know some information of my personal life such as my age, what I study, the jobs I have, and what I’m up to depending on what I update my status to.
However, I find it hard for someone like myself to be filmed. I will admit that I will have a bit of a hard time being film for our video project in the upcoming weeks. Maybe it’s because I don’t like to embarrass myself in front of the camera or even the public eye. Ultimately, my reasoning is I don’t want people to judge me for what they see on film. If they need to judge me, judge the real me. Because as we have explained numerous times in class, what we see on YouTube may not be real. Instead, what we see on YouTube is what they think the public wants to see.
YouTube is part of our confessional society. Do I want to confess that my mother is a drunk, that I have slept with this many people, or what my views are on the name Place d’Orléans? No. If I will confess something, I will confess, but not for the entertainment of the voyeurism of YouTube. The only way I’m confessing is while having a mature conversation with my close friends and family, who I know will not judge me for the real me.