YouTube Is To Consume It Too Much?

By Tanner Abraham •  Updated: 07/24/22 •  4 min read

Is it good to consume YouTube? This has been a question that has been posed to people who consume too much of this platform. Who have many hours watching videos on this page? As you know, this platform was created so that everyone can upload videos of any kind as long as they follow the company’s rules, so as not to have any problems and the algorithm that YouTube has can continue to recommend the video for let more people see it. Since if any video has an infraction, the algorithm will not recommend it as it used to, and it can go to the point of not recommending it. And the only people who can see the video are your subscribers or manually search for it.

Now to the point of this article. YouTube is like the internet in general. It has its good things and bad things, the opinion in general says that it is better to focus on the good things and that they can get something of benefit in the short, medium or long term. But I am one of those people who prefer everyone to keep it balanced. In this article I am going to delve a little deeper.

What does YouTube offer?

As I said, the platform has too incredible amount of videos. And they are divided into several types. You like video games? You can find videos of people playing or criticizing your favorite game. Are you more into makeup or fashion? You can find videos of people giving advice on this topic. Do you want to see people in different places showing a bit of their daily life or their travels? There are logs.

And the list goes on unbelievably; the good thing is that depending on the type of video you’ve been watching. The platform itself will recommend more of that type, either from that channel, or from others in order to listen or see how another person speaks or plays the same thing that the previous YouTube has been doing.

How long should you consume YouTube?

The recommended time that you should consume this platform is 1 hour and a half or 2 hours. So that later you can do your most important things, like continue working, cleaning, cooking, studying, etc. After you’ve finished several of your important things, you can take a little break by going on YouTube and clear your mind a bit, and then move on to the rest.

If you need some kind of discipline or something or someone to remind you that your time to consume YouTube is over, you can use the timer on your phone, and you put it at the times that it mentions, and when the time is up is when you should to stop watching videos and continue with your most important matters.

Once the timer reaches 0 and your alarm sounds. It’s up to you whether to stop and rest from the platform.

What type of content do you recommend you consume?

Pay attention, no matter what people tell you. Everyone has their tastes, and it should not get in the way of what you like to see on YouTube.

The platform was not created simply to educate or teach the viewer a great deal. It was made to pass the time. Entertain yourself with the videos on the platform, and make you laugh in various parts. But, if you would like to keep your way of consuming videos on the most stable platform. You can simply find channels which have an educational purpose. Teaching you about things you may not have known, how they discovered something, what that is for. And etc.

And by watching that content, again the algorithm will recommend more videos of that type. Making your main page (which is the most important since it is where almost all the users are) stay more balanced. Recommending you your kind of nosy content and at the same time recommending what is educational.


Answering my question. It would be a 50/50. As I mention. The platform was created to keep internet users entertained. Becoming the most essential and most popular type of content on the entire platform. If you would like to benefit from the time you spend on the platform. You already know that there is the YouTube search bar. Being able to find videos of what you would like to learn, of impressive, educational things, and among other things.

Tanner Abraham

Data Scientist and Software Engineer with a focus on experimental projects in new budding technologies that incorporate machine learning and quantum computing into web applications.

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