Did you know unboxing videos on YouTube are a huge thing? Yes, unboxing videos on YouTube are a huge thing:
Since 2010, the number of YouTube clips with "unboxing" in the headline has increased 871%. Last year alone, 2,370 days, or 6.5 years, worth of unboxing footage was uploaded to the site. The traffic is coming from all over the world, with an uptick in recent interest from such far-flung places as India, Brunei, Sri Lanka, and Trinidad and Tobago. The people who post the videos are not just bragging about their latest purchases. They make money off ads displayed at the start of a clip or that pop up while they're playing. YouTube's payment system is complicated, but one unboxer said he can make $2 to $4 for every 1,000 views.
So it's interesting that we're starting to see videos like the one above from Harmony Sandalphon, or the one below from Strawberry Singh. They're sort of mesmerizing, especially when the YouTuber sounds as mellifluous as Harmony or Strawberry:
I bet some ambitious Second Life YouTubers who started shooting videos like this on the regular could actually turn this into a real life living. (In case anyone reading this is looking for a new gig for 2017.)
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