How to be YouTube Famous

by Isabel Braverman

With these easy to follow steps:

1. Be weird

2. Put that college degree to good use… by taping yourself crying about Britney Spears.

3. Make up different lyrics to a well known song.

4. Hurt yourself.


a. get hit in the crotch with a baseball bat

b. fall off a roof

c. fall out of a barrel while stomping grapes.

5. Sing a cover of a song either really well or really badly.

6. If all else fails, videotape your cat.

YouTube: friend or foe? YouTube can bring some serious talent into the spotlight. Like this cellist:

Or give you some serious embarrassment/mindless entertainment: