Of all the social media platforms out there right now, YouTube has to be one of the most useful. But the diversity of videos can sometimes blow my mind — where do you start in a network of over 1 billion uploads? Well, the YouTube channels everyone should follow according to a recent AskReddit thread might help narrow it down a bit. There's really no limit to the type of content across the site, after all; from music and comedy videos, to beauty, cooking or travel inspiration, and vlogger tips on anything from mental health to voting rights and grieving, the video hosting site has it all.
And what's super interesting is that for a few of the consistent content-creators on YouTube — many of whom started uploading shortly after the site was launched in 2005, but many others more recently — the site really does pay out. Today, some YouTubers are now managing to make a living from the video upload site. What's more, YouTube has managed to stay as accessible to the average person as it was when it launched, making for a rich and varied (and, OK, sometimes troll-filled) community.
This is why I was so happy to find that users on the community-led forum Reddit have narrowed all this amazing content down slightly, offering up a selection of channels that, as a YouTube novice, I'd never heard of before today. In case you need some help finding your next YouTube addiction, here are seven of the best channels it has to offer; head on over to AskReddit for even more ideas.