At one point in history, YouTube was the unrivaled mecca for self-expression, the modern iteration of hundreds of hours of Charades on the playground condensed into the ultimate user experience.
But things have certainly changed within the 15-second attention span of the trending, as the streaming social media site is as ancient as the fax machine, the CD rom drive, or the Coleco gaming console, as the pixels are covered by the sands of time and decayed bones one grain at a time. While TikTok dominating the viral, the digital laws of innovation dictate that another platform that has not yet reached the collective conscience is on the horizon, and it is simply a matter of time before tens of millions are defecting from the Chinese government Communist party influenced site and the insatiable quest for the novel and the unexpected.
Scouring YouTube for intriguing content is now a chore, yet still yields some valuable nuggets, especially in the realm of DIY, a calm before the storm as the Mr. Beast brand threatens to flood the platform along with snippets from the music industry, or the the overlords of Alphabet, Inc. decide to ultimately alter visibility algorithms.
A pair of innovators joined forces to create an interesting channel within the new YouTube universe in building from scratch a feasible glamping experience that could be rewarding as well as fun. The project involved a bicycle, a customized camping trailer complete with sleeping quarters, and a level of physical exertion that is almost discriminatory to the sedentary demographics.
User Dangi Bros posted a valiant attempt to tow the “Homemade Bike House” powered by pedaling 100 miles in experiencing the highs and lows of a budget roadtrip. While the project experienced setbacks with construction closures on streets, the reality of gravity, and minor accidents, the innovators persevered, especially with the floorplan of the miniature trailer lacking a proper kitchen.
While the team did not ultimately reach their goal of traveling 100 miles, they may indirectly introduced the template for a secret bike cult society, where younger people transform building materials scavenged from the garage into wheeled accessories that are worshipped, a labor of love that leads to a lucrative payday directly from the disingenuous tycoons of the Green movement.
The efforts the inventors to design and build the prototype, and digitally document their ordeals on a classic platform, indicates that YouTube is not yet officially a dinosaur of archived content, and certain younger people do not have their heads buried in a smartscreen. After all, the world is in sore need of engineers, and not influencers.
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