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DIY Videos the future of knowledge sharing.

DIY videos are gaining popularity in social media and other platforms. It may be because it's the cheapest form of tutorial and also very interactive. Although there are DIY videos that seems to be just for gaining subscribers and popularity, there are still legit video makers that use their ability and skills to help their audience. I believe that DIY tutorials is the next form of knowledge sharing, unlike before that people need to pay just to attend seminars and lessons.
DIY Videos the future of knowledge sharing.

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DenisP

I agree with the fact that a lot of people making DIY videos are simply doing it for the subscribers and views. Seriously, some of the stuff you see people making in these videos just makes you think “Who in the world would ever need this and why?”

If you’ve ever heard of the social media site Reddit, they have a subreddit (it’s like a subforum) called /r/DiWHY where users post the most ridiculous DIY tutorials they’ve found on the internet.

And believe me, there is some absolutely ridiculous stuff, like a homemade hot glue gun which requires you to have a hot glue gun to make. Also, you might set your house on fire while using it.

Stuff like that.



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fishbate

Yeah there are some DIY videos that are really ridiculous and basically useless. Although the intention might be good because the person made the video might be thinking that the idea is unique. Well it's a free country and social media supports that.



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amelia88

Okay, I’ve got to find this reddit thread! I’m sure some of them are funny, and some of them probably make you weep for humanity. Maybe equal parts of both!



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DenisP

You pretty much described my daily experience of going on the internet. Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I cry, and sometimes I laugh and then cry.

In fact, there is actually a subreddit for that as well called /r/FunnyandSad, for those times when something is both hilarious and makes you want to weep for the future of mankind. Yes, it really does seem that there is a subreddit for just about everything you can think of.



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jaymish

I agree with this. I'm loving the new DIY trend,especially because I benefit from it so much. These days there is no excuse for ignorance if I don't know something I google it, even how to fix my car. For all my cooking needs I go to Youtube to get my recipes, I also get outfit ideas on Youtube. Google is the new classroom for sure, and we are witnessing a shift in the way the world is learning, we are shifting to interactive digital learning, which is more fun and productive.



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Steve5

I'm loving it too! It's so easy to learn stuff nowadays. We don't have to go to a class or wait for TV shows to air. Just go to Youtube and find the relevant subject for your learning. Like with home cooked meals. This is truly inspiring.



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fishbate

Yes that's true, learning made easy without too much theory. Learning thru people with actual experiences gives the idea that is possible even with people that only have limited skills.



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Chinet23

Exactly, DIY videos simplify things for us. We then realize that it doesn't take a pro to get things done. By their sharing their strategies and best practices, we learn that it's not as complicated or hard as we used to think.



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Steve5

Exactly. Though, I still find it difficult since I'm not good at following complex instructions. Also, a lot of it involves skill. I guess you'll improve as time passes by. We probably just have to keep trying.



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Kakashi2020

DIY videos are really great, it's a cheap way of getting information to solve a particular problem although nowadays there's some DIY videos in YouTube which really doesn't solve anything, these are fake or ineffective DIY's. So it's better to watch several videos first before trying it.



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amelia88

I find DIY videos incredibly helpful - any time that I don't know how to do something, whether it's a hairstyle or beauty trend or fixing something around the house, you better believe I'm searching for a DIY video tutorial about it. It's so handy being able to see someone walk you through the steps of the process!



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Steve5

Same here. It's like you're being taught the secret to doing things. I actually prefer watching DIY tutorials. You can pause and rewind the previous steps until you're sure that you've actually done it. I have a hard time remembering stuff when it's taught to me in person.



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amelia88

That’s one of the best parts - being able to pause it! If you didn’t understand a step of the process, it’s easy to go back and slowly work your way through it. Super user friendly!



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Steve5

I know, right? And we won't have to worry about embarrassing ourselves or wasting the person's time. I feel very uncomfortable asking people to repeat stuff for more than once.

I'm not confident when it comes to learning basic things. Like regular everyday stuff that you're supposed to know by now. I'm not even good at tying ropes and whatnot.



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wallet

I didn't know that Reddit has this section, I usually check on YouTube for DIY videos, sometimes I see some good DIY videos on Facebook.



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DenisP

Believe me, I spend enough time on Reddit to know that there is a subreddit for just about everything you can imagine.

They have a subreddit called /r/diy (creative name, I know) for all things do-it-yourself, and there is some seriously good stuff on there. If not for the tutorials, it’s still a great place to gather ideas for your next home project.

On the other hand, /r/DiWHY is great if you have a couple of screws loose and nothing better to do, or just want to create the kind of DIY stuff that will either cause you bodily harm or make all your friends laugh at you. Seriously though, it’s great for a good laugh.



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amelia88

I didn’t know reddit had DIYs or tutorial videos either but I’ll definitely be checking out their subreddit! Sounds like there’s a wide variety of stuff on there...I’ll probably lose a bit of time just watching video after video!



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Steve5

Reddit seems like the best place to find stuff that's relevant to our interests. They practically have everything. So I'm not surprised that they even have DIY videos shared for a specific group of people.



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Steve5

I like DIY videos. They're fun and creative. I also enjoy it when the editing is simple yet classy. Makes me feel like I'm watching something from "Art Attack." I find most of them useful as they're about everyday objects and appliances.



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aeon

Agree with that. I'm also feel that I'm in grade school again by watching some DIY videos. It helps me a lot and really fun by doing the same thing while watching the tutorial on videos.



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Steve5

If only we were as creative as other people. It does take practice to learn some of the more complicated DIY stuff. Especially, the ones that require lots of materials.



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Jeane

Yeah some of the things which might seem easy on video might not be that easy for someone who has never done something like that before. That's why one must proceed with caution when attempting a DIY project. If it won't cost you money should something go wrong, try it.



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mark8625

DIY videos are very interesting and enjoyable to do. Very basic ideas and easy to learn. I love diy videos as well.



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Barida

The need for internet users to be able to get to those videos where they could be able to learn more is one of the best things to have happened as people get to learn things that really matter to them so as to improve.



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Steve5

I agree. It's like someone's teaching you stuff you don't normal know how to do. It might be why it's gained so much popularity in the recent years.



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mark8625

DIY helped me for my younger sisters wedding preparation. I learned so many techniques on how to save time and money.
I like videos specifically in things that easy to do so not investing huge amount of money buying in the store.
I hope they will post many more tutorials. Its really a life changing experience.



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amelia88

I love DIY videos for the money saving aspect! There’s also a lot of satisfaction you can get when you learn a new skill, which is part of why I love it.



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Steve5

You have a point. We do get to save money when learning these skills. Instead of spending for unnecessary stuff, we learn to be creative and improvise on effective solutions to everyday problems.



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mark8625

Yes, actually I did watch about the stuffs design for wedding. My sister will get married first quarter next year. I am the one who is incharge for all like catering designs,church designs,lights, wedding invitations and more. I have learned many things to DIY and I am having fun making it. It is very much helpful and less expensive.



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Steve5

That sounds fun. I guess organizing stuff for weddings is great for people who enjoy them. Others find it too much of a hassle and get easily stressed. I can see how DIY videos give you nice ideas to use for the wedding.



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Youngshark

I love the freedom associated with such clips where you get one's perspective of doing a certsin task. You can even get the ideas of others if you search for videos by other people. They can assist to grow skills very quickly which is always beneficial.
Each and every positive thing has its own negativities however since you will encounter people teaching others how to make things like bombs.



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fishbate

Yes, its both good and bad in a way because some of the DIY projects can be used on bad things. Initially these videos are made for good intent, it's just there are bad people that take advantage of the knowledge.



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Youngshark

Its always disheartening to see people lay waste to quality information by using it in negative means. We however appreciate the large percentage who make good use of the knowledge.



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aeon

The DIY videos are very helpful to get additional knowledge and do it on you own. I really like the video about the life hack, or something like that, specially how to get the free energy from your old stuffs like toys, or broken appliances.



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mark8625

Yes DIY is really helpful. It is something worth to do. Watch DIY videos and you will have instant knowledge. Time and money saver.



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aeon

That's right, and actually right now, I'm using the LED lights for my aquarium using the old computer fan as the source of electricity, with just a simple magnet, the fan keep rotating and produce small amount of electricity.



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mark8625

I am glad to hear that. You are resourceful. DIY is very helpful. I am hoping you will get more ideas from DIY. DIY also can be profitable business buy creating something like lamp and selling it online.



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aeon

Yeah, but sad to say, I don't have much time to focus on that, watching some DIY tips is just for my own use. Become an online seller and to market your products gonna be need more time and focus. For now, I'm just enjoying the moment when I learned something new. DIY Videos the future of knowledge sharing.



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mark8625

Yes that is true. We need to see if what we learned from DIY videos are helpful and with high quality before we think to make it as a business or another source of money.



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Kakashi2020

The proliferation of DIY videos nowadays is a good trend that promotes sharing of knowledge in the internet. A person who needs knowledge on something can simply go online and find a step by step instructional videos on how to solve problems. It's free and easy information or life hacks that can solve many day to day and even complex problems.



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Martinsx1

This is exactly the benefits of using the internet today, it's not like in the past one would have to go and pay to attend a live seminar in order to learn one thing or another but with the use of the internet and social media especially YouTube, almost every information we seek is at our disposal.



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lei08pineda

I agree with this. DIY videos is a good way of knowledge sharing, and it is trending now. Blogs are not the only way to share knowledge. By making your own video, you can also share your knowledge to everyone. And you can also earn from it by getting a lot of subscribers and views on youtube. But as a viewer, we must be aware of the videos we watch, we must know what is real or not.



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aeon

That's right, that's why aside from watching it, I'm also reading some comments to know if its real. There're some experts who criticized the video by saying it's fraud, and you will notice the people who making the same comments.



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fishbate

That's one way of verifying if the video and project is working. Another is the logic behind it, there are videos that are somehow unbelievable because there are methods that are really questionable in terms of the logic behind it.



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edencaga

There might be video tutorials that are weird and find it useless but the thing here is to make people amaze by those tricks so it is somehow entertaining. Some might be helpful some might be useless but the real purpose here is to entertain and share ideas without fee and of course to gain viewers.



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treecko142

It's already the trend, so it's not really the future of knowledge sharing, but I think it will always be relevant because of how easy it is for the tutor and the people who want to learn. Some new technology may do a better job in the future, but this will remain a baseline.



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Alymae

Technology really makes all of these possible. Learning has never been more easy because of DIY videos. It's easier to learn through these videos and you don't even have to pay. I'm into crafts, I always watch DIY videos.



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Chinet23

Being a self confessed cheap skate, I am into watching DIY videos. I find it practical and easy to follow. I also see it a convenient way to learn and get things done. There are some which I watch just for entertainment bu there are also a lot I find useful especially with crafts. I take relief to listen from a non pro perspective because it means that I can learn and do it too. It has been a trend for some time now.



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fishbate

I'm also interested on DIY's that shows crafting and up-cycling. I watch a lot of videos not because i want to do it myself but just to have the knowledge beyond the craft. I also like incorporating my own knowledge to crafts i have seen in videos.



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Kakashi2020

The problem with DIY videos in YouTube is that a lot of them are misleading and are not really effective. Some people are making videos just so that viewers would press the like and subscribe button thinking that the video is legitimate and effective not knowing that it's a fake.



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Marako0406

Things are easy to learn with visuals like DIY videos on youtube, but some people are not visual learner but that doesn't mean they can't learn from videos. It's easy nowadays to get things done with just watching DIY videos and almost everything is on social media. People are really into making vlogs about everything and it helps other people to get to learn new things and also what they need to make everyday life easy.



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fishbate

That's true, i read about an article saying that %80 of kids nowadays are more visual learners or a combination with one the seven types of learning styles. That may also be the reason why DIY videos are very popular specially with kids.



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cmoneyspinner

Not the future. It's the now. It's already happening. That's why there are many YouTubers out there. If one of my kids can't understand something they search YouTube to see if they can find a video that explains it. My husband likes it for cooking and guitar lessons.



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mdayrit

DIY Videos are very useful. It is the fastest way to find out how to make something without the need for a lot of research or actual study. You can sometimes be surprised on how many ways you can do one thing. You can choose which one of those videos upload is best for you. I am one of those people who benefits from watching such video. From cooking a difficult dish, to fixing fixtures at home or even small stuff like making accessories or organizing, I enjoy watching instructional videos of them over the web.



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fishbate

Yes that's true and it's free, all you have to do is gather the information on the video and see what works for you. There are minimal risk because you can try checking reviews about the video to be sure it's working and its doable.



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Jenniferdainty

I couldn't agree more. In fact, by watching DIY videos or tutorials I have learned how to bake cakes, pies, breads and a lot more. It's convenient to use and you can watch it anywhere. It could also help us save money by not enrolling to pricey seminars or classes in order for us to learn new skills. However, we need patience and guts when trying out something that we just saw from videos because nobody is there to personally guide us . It's a trial and error process but one thing is for sure, we will definitely learn something even if we commit some mistakes.



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fishbate

That's true, watching some videos seems easy but doing it is a different story. Some videos are made to make it look easy but when you try it there are some problems along the way. I think that it's just fine just as long as the main procedures are included in the video.



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superlicca

DIY videos are amazing. These provide a big help to those who love to do on their own. These kinds of videos will teach you how to do things that you never thought you'll be doing. You can get the skills of turning a simple thing into a very useful stuff. The best thing about it is that you will learn how to use waste materials for decoration.



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anchoreztin

I find DIY videos very informative, useful and innovative. I believe that these kinds of videos are the future of new ways in learning. Even today, during my high school and college days, whenever I dont understand my professor. I dont ask them during the class. Instead, I go to these kinds of videos to learn it myself. It is way better because I can listen at my own phase at my own time. I can pause it, repeat and all with the video being irritated with me. Indeed these kinds of videos are the future of knowledge sharing



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GeRoL

I absolutely agree with everyone here saying that DIY videos are very helpful & informative. Even I, myself, are using this tool whenever I want to make or fix something or even if I just forgot how to do the process properly. So I believe, DIY video is a great platform for sharing knowledge with others.



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rlpzbeermoney

The internet has gotten to a point where as long as you can imagine it, someone else in the world has made a video on it online. I remember searching for videos on how to do the weirdest thing (sadly I can't remember them) and still getting results on Youtube. "Who would ever post a video doing this" is what comes to mind.



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benjbautista

It motivates me to see people who are continuously support people who loves DIY videos like me. From making y own cabinets to painting my own house. People who are thrifty and less fortunate are having a chance to learn new things because of those kind of vloggers. Things that school doesn't teach, google it, you will find it. They're like the light at the of the tunnel, they help by sharing their knowledge. Kudos!



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stbrians

Vlogging is overtaking blogging and so we should change with change. Let us evolve to Vlogging. DIY videos are quite interesting



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coolavender

I say the future is now. DIY videos are all over the internet for almost everything you need to know and they are usually free. Some training courses even incorporate these videos in their curriculum for extended learning. I consider these videos supplemental knowledge that may aid students taking formal courses but I doubt if they can replace courses that provide certificate of completion which, in turn, is required to earn accreditation or recognition for certain professions or career.



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Martinsx1

I believe that no reasonable person would turn down the opportunity to learning new things with the use of DIY videos. They are great tools to get people's attention to one's site because most people online look for such freebie services that are beneficial to them in one way or another.



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jaymish

@Martinsx1 you are correct. No one would turn down the opportunity to learn something new. I think the internet has made learning better and easier and more accessible to everyone. For example before if you wanted to get a new receipe you would go out and buy an expensive new receipe book. Now you can go onto to Youtube and find all kinds of recipes. You can learn almost anything on Youtube.



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Jeane

Already a lot of people regularly visit videosharing sites like youtube and others to learn new things. Understanding how something is done is much easier when someone shows you how it is done. This is why numerous people prefer finding information like “how to repair or cook something” on youtube.

As more people realize that they can learn new skills on the net, videos certainly will be the future of learning. And bloggers must for that reason, create videos and share them on social media and sites like youtube. That way they won’t lose out when video content gets to be what net users want more (than written content).



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stbrians

Online users are becoming video crazy. In fact bloggers should use them as they are t4endint more than content. I will start making them



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emiaj55

DIY videos are great medium to pass on knowledge and actually enrich it. The flow of this kind of information is very beneficial for every one that utilizes them (in exception for the really really ridiculous projects. but the beauty in this is that, you have the power to choose what to learn. Not like in school when you are thinking where would you ever use the formula for knowing the area of a polygon and stuff. No offense intended.). Now, when you have a project to make and you have no one to teach you, search for video of it and most probably there would be a DIY video for you.



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stbrians

DIY videos are everywhere on Youtube. Some are silly as you say but are made with good intentions. Let us enjoy them while they last.



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