YouTube Throwback

YouTube Throwback

Way Back Time Machine – 2.5 Stars

This assignment asked me to find a website and see how it has changed over time for better or for worse. I chose to use YouTube for my example. I knew YouTube has been around for awhile, but I never knew it was around in 2005. I used a screenshot from 2005 and from 2017. They are completely different!

The only thing that hasn’t changed would be the YouTube Logo. I definitely like the look of the 2017 one better. I feel like it is better to understand and more easy on the eyes. In the 2005 one, there are so many different colors that it is too much and seems cluttered. The 2017 version is much better because they use 3 colors; red, white, and black. The 2005 version uses 9 colors; red, white, black, yellow, bright yellow, green, grey, light blue, and dark blue.

I am glad that YouTube doesn’t clutter the front page any more with all the unnecessary video information like the 2005 one does. I like that the 2017 version gives you only the information that you really need like the title and the person that made the video.

The one thing that I do enjoy about the 2005 one would be that there are no ads!! Just one ad that is a YouTube giveaway. Now-a-days ads are everywhere and it is very frustrating. On the front page of 2017 YouTube, the very first thing you see is the HUGE ad for HULU. This doesn’t make much since to me because YouTube is a video streaming site and so is HULU, so I wonder why they are allowing them to put ads on their site.

Nov. 31, 2005

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Oct. 21, 2017

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