It's simple. YouTube makes everyone feel like they're on the same level.
Example 1: The Front Page
People actually pay attention to the front page here. Why? Because those are usually at least somewhat decent. YouTube's featured videos are always some stupid advertisement for something or some stupid meme bullshit, but rarely you do see some genuinely funny original content. At least the things on our front page deserve consistently to have someone say, "hey, check this out."
Example 2: The Riff Raff
Now we go to the normal everyday content. On ng, yeah, it's usually derivative meme/referential bullshit, but at least there's still effort being put into it. The average YouTube video is some "let's play" series or a crappy "vlog" about nothing with someone who shouldn't be recorded on a national census, let alone a video camera.
This is probably the best example. YouTube let's you upload your inane ramblings about your unimportant life and believe that someone actually enjoys it, living the lie that your memories actually count as "original content" and you're a celebrity. A super special somebody.
Sadly, just like your narcissistic, jaded viewpoints you uploaded this morning, this is not reality. ;3
Example 3: The Spammers
Driving the point all the way home, even our spammers put forth more effort. They at least animate something and program play buttons most of the time. I mean damn, people, even the spam takes a bit more patience and intelligence.
So in conclusion, why is YouTube more popular? It's easy and takes no talent or intelligence, but still let's you feel like you're on the same level as people who have both.
To being this essay to a close, i reiterate my central thesis: YouTube may be more popular, but unless you're listening to some album someone uploaded or looking at some douchey bmx kid hit his nuts on a half pipe, Newgrounds, with all its rich original content and close knit clique appeal, is the better website.
This has been a BizzarroPMP original essay exclusively for Newgrounds.com.
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