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Started by bossab2 on Oct 11, 2020 4:31:14 PM
Younger people ditch the BBC for Youtube.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/oct/11
/youtube-more-representative-of-britain-than-bbc-says-uk-boss


Leaving the Beeb as an oldie ghetto ( showing endless repeats of Dads Army)

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ReverendBlueJeans - 11 Oct 2020 17:22:16 (#1 of 21)

No dey like isn't! Da kidz is lovin da crazy BBC3 comedeez wiv lots of cool swearing and stuff by Feeby Waller-Bridge who is like hep wiv da yoofcats and not at all posh...

Or at least that's what those bright young things on the Graun suggest.

Actually, from what I can gather, under-20s often don't watch telly at all, no, not even 'streaming' things on Nette Flicks etc. After all, there's people flogging eyebrow makeup and video footage of people they know vomiting in the street on YouTube.

Tadagee - 11 Oct 2020 17:23:44 (#2 of 21)

10 groovy hepcat points daddy-o.

browserbutton - 11 Oct 2020 17:29:11 (#3 of 21)

Young people should be fomenting revolution, in ill-lit basements.

uranrising - 11 Oct 2020 23:53:25 (#4 of 21)

Obviously the under-35s have been poorly educated. That would the solution to social media problems.

whitbreadtrophy - 12 Oct 2020 10:39:26 (#5 of 21)

Youtube is more representative of Britain than the BBC. Says the boss of Youtube.

My only data on this is the 10-year-old boy who shares the same house and surname as us and loves Sherlock, Dr Who and His Dark Materials but also loves Youtube based programmes that begin with some bumfluffed dweeb going "Hey dudes! Howzit goin'?' before demonstrating the finer points level 93 of Kill All Humans.

I asked him if Youtube was more representative of modern Britain than the BBC and his reply was 'Can I have another bicuit?'

carterbrandon - 12 Oct 2020 10:46:11 (#6 of 21)

Same as the kid in the gay relative meme? Didn't happen.

https://me.me/i/ive-been-forced-to-explain-homosexuality-to-my-kids-aged-9069914

Catspyjamas17 - 12 Oct 2020 10:53:19 (#7 of 21)

It's not just the BBC, it's any live TV.

Agaliarept - 12 Oct 2020 10:55:20 (#8 of 21)

My kids don't actually watch regular tv channels at all and were baffled that you can't pick what you want to watch on 'normal' tv.

They mainly watch Youtubers. It's all Morgz, AliA, Laserbeam and Jelly in my house.

Though they do watch Netflix and will stream movies off Disney.

Catspyjamas17 - 12 Oct 2020 10:56:54 (#9 of 21)

I even noticed a different between my daughters, 3.5 years apart. One would be happy to sit watching CBeebies and whatever came on (up to a point). Three years later, early 2010s, full programmes were available online and my youngest would choose what she wanted to watch on a tablet or laptop.

whitbreadtrophy - 12 Oct 2020 12:50:16 (#10 of 21)

Same as the kid in the gay relative meme? Didn't happen.

Busted. What he actually said was 'Can I have a Kit-Kat.'

FrankieTeardrop - 12 Oct 2020 12:58:57 (#11 of 21)

Three years later, early 2010s, full programmes were available online and my youngest would choose what she wanted to watch on a tablet or laptop.


The requests I get are increasingly bizarre - "can I watch hippos?" "can I watch sea snakes?" "can I watch sea cucumbers?" "can I watch the Dogon people?"

dmlc133 - 13 Oct 2020 10:21:41 (#12 of 21)

The difference is the streaming/on-demand thing. My two (13 and 9) watch plenty of TV programmes (Spooks, Stranger Things for the older, Deadly 60 and Captain Underpants for the younger, atm) as well as YouTube stuff about Minecraft and Fortnite.

What is completely alien to them is the idea that you need to be in a specific place (in front of the TV) at a specific time to be able to watch a specific program. Live football is about the only thing that makes any sense for them. It's as bizarre to them as me explaining to the 9 year old that when I was his age you had to call a phone in a building and hope the person you wanted to speak to happened to be there.

uranrising - 13 Oct 2020 10:55:03 (#13 of 21)

Have they never been to birthday parties?

They are going to find there are quite few things in life requiring being at a certain place at a given time.

Otoh, interesting to notice this unintended consequence of stuff like streaming.

ChankNolen - 13 Oct 2020 10:58:30 (#14 of 21)

It is funny to think about all the effort that has gone into curating children's TV over the years to ensure it is suitably wholesome, promoting the right behaviours and so on: all of which has been pretty much rendered redundant by this technology shift.

uranrising - 13 Oct 2020 11:06:24 (#15 of 21)

The way to deal with that should be Bildung, Bildung, Bildung. Or, at the very least Education, Education, Education.

Agaliarept - 13 Oct 2020 11:12:29 (#16 of 21)

Have they never been to birthday parties? They are going to find there are quite few things in life requiring being at a certain place at a given time.

Kids do know this, they just don't relate it to TV.

Live football is about the only thing that makes any sense for them.

I remember very funny conversation with my (then) 4 year old that the football match we were watching was happening right now.

Dayraven - 13 Oct 2020 11:15:48 (#17 of 21)

Kids do know this, they just don't relate it to TV.

Enough places to learn it without adding what's become an arbitrary restriction on the pile, I'd think.

uranrising - 13 Oct 2020 11:53:36 (#18 of 21)

Connecting our theme and football recalls the famous gag about the bloke ringing Alloa Athletic F.C and asking, "What time's the game today?", and getting immortal reply "What time can you get here?"

uranrising - 13 Oct 2020 12:05:20 (#19 of 21)

In any case, radio and telly have adapted, thanks to things like BBC iPlayer, BBC Sounds, All4 and so on.

So it has nearly ceased to be true about those media. This 75-y-o has managed to keep up with recent developments.

bossab2 - 13 Oct 2020 13:11:43 (#20 of 21)

Books are on the shelves and you pick them up and read them.

Why should TV be different ?

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