Youtube has more than 2.6 billion monthly active users...considering there are roughly 8 billion people on planet Earth, that is impressive. From humble beginnings as the home for up-and-coming vloggers to one of the world's most used 'search engines. Think about your own experiences; whether you are working on your car, learning a new skill, searching for a workout, or a recipe, review on a new product, or simply looking for a moment of entertainment to escape from the day-to-day, Youtube has it all. Sure, it comes with flaws, algorithmic miscues, and the like, but Youtube has solidified itself as one of the most valuable platforms for learning new things and finding answers to whatever you are searching for.
With that in mind, we decided to compile a short list of channels our team returns to for one reason or another. Note: this list will be focused on techy channels, and we are considering putting together a more comprehensive list in the future. Let us know if that is something that you would be interested in seeing.
Marques Brownlee is the quintessential tech youtuber. This guy started while in high school, making videos in his parent's living room. He has since amassed a following of more than 16 million subscribers and interviewed the likes of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Satya Nadella, and more. Over the years, he has evolved from simply reviewing the latest iPhone, Surface Computer, and Galaxy, whatever number they are on, to now include car reviews, platforms, and much deeper discussions on the future of tech. Whenever I am interested in the real-world application of a new product, I always look for what Marques has to say.
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This one goes out to the Apple Fanboys and loyalists. Dailytekk focuses primarily on all things Apple; our team being all Apple all the way through, this channel has become a great resource on the latest updates and accessories to optimize your Apple workflows. Looking for the perfect stand for your iPad, actually useful apps for your Apple Watch, or the best multi-tasking tools for your Mac, Dailytekk almost always has something to offer up.
This is a newer and handy find if you are a WIX developer or someone looking to get into development. We have been working with WIX for years now, pushing the platform as far as it will allow. Eitan has a way of explaining highly technical things in a relatable and understandable way. His videos are long-form tutorials on doing specific items within the WIX ecosystem. A great example of this is the AI chatbot that is on this very site. Look no further than Eitan and The Wix Wiz channel for a how-to on building that very setup.
Many entrepreneurs and productivity-obsessed professionals will have heard of or seen one of Ali's videos, and Ali takes a personal and evidence-based approach to his videos. Whether that be a video on which Kindle is best for you, the best books for entrepreneurs, tips for staying focused, or a guide to investing for beginners - Ali has a variety of content that is sure to keep you invested and, ideally, increase your productivity.
For a while there, The Vergecast was my constant while on bike rides. As a tech nerd, it was a way for me to keep up on the latest news and tune out (sorry, Nilay - The Chief at the Verge). Admittedly, some episodes are much better than others. Still, I like to think of it like the 24-hour news cycle. If you are committed to creating 2 new weekly episodes, no matter what is happening in the world, you will eventually make a few stinkers. The Vergecast is best when diving into stories that blend tech and the current zeitgeist. For those of you with a legal background, be sure to tune in to any episode about Elon Musk, tech monopolies, or the like; Nilay has a way of bringing those stories back down to Earth entertainingly and engagingly.
What do you think about our list? Do you watch or subscribe to any of these channels? Are there channels that you love? Share those in the comments and give these a try!