YouTube FanFest 2015 Press Conference (video)

Finally, the Singapore YouTube Fanfest 2015 is here from today and over the weekend. Have you got your tickets? Thanks to YouTube, I was invited to the YouTube Fanfest Press Conference. This year, a total of 34 top YouTubers around the world will be here. I am proud to announce that many of them are from Singapore.

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The event was held at the SCAPE. While waiting for the event to start, many of the YouTubers started to arrive. Pardon me if I did not recognize you.

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Finally the event started. I will cut the boring details and highlight only the interesting ones, like this one. Do you know how the first YouTube video looks like?

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Here is the first YouTube video.

The video was uploaded in 2005. It is not interesting but it changes the way we consume videos. In just 10 short years, YouTube has evolved so much. Thanks to those awesome YouTubers that make it happen. Check out the timeline of YouTube, plus the stats of YouTube today. Amazing, right? BTW, Gangnam Style MV is still the top.

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I can attest the watchtime. It is getting longer. Nowadays, watching one video is NEVER enough. You will want to watch those related ones and so on and so forth.. and time flies when you are watching videos. Agree?

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Surprisingly, YouTubers are becoming celebrities (or we call them the YouTube stars). And as mobile devices are getting popular, so is consumption of videos on mobile. 60% of watchtime on YouTube in Singapore is on mobile.

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Here are the 3 YouTubers that has hit 100,000 subscribers in Singapore.

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After the presentation, we have the honor to see some of the top YouTubers. I did a short video on them (Not all of them though).

Jakarta Beatbox – Indonesia

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Jinnyboy – Malaysia

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All India Bakchod – India

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Wong Fu Production – US

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BuzBeauty – Hong Kong

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Tiffany Alvord – US

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Kurt Hugo Schneider – US

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Munah & Hirzi – Singapore, talking to Macy Kate – US

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Timothy DeLaGhetto – US

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Sylvia from Night Owl Cinematics – Singapore

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They were talking about collaboration work amongst the YouTubers.

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Deekosh – Singapore, Munah & Hirzi – Singapore

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Macy Kate – US, BuzBeauty – Hong Kong, Timothy DeLaGhetto – US

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Macy Kate – US

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I took a few selfies with those YouTubers that I have been following. They are over HERE. There is a Red Carpet event at SCAPE on the 22nd May 2015. It is free for all. You will see more of them over there. I will be there.

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