Everybody’s on YouTube. Even if you don’t have an account, you still use it for entertainment. And why wouldn’t you? Over 800 million unique visitors use YouTube every month, and a whopping 72 hours of video are uploaded every minute! YouTube is a video-sharing behemoth, and geeks around the world have utilised it to suit their nerdy needs! Here are 6 geeky YouTube channels worth subscribing to!
(330, 780 subscribers, over 20 million views)
Launched by Felicia Day, of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame, Geek & Sundry boasts the tagline “Eccentricities for your Entertainment.” It has a number of popular series:
The Guild – A 5-season comedy series about Cyd, (played by Day), a girl addicted to online gaming. The series delves into the life of people tied up in the virtual world.
Dark Horse Motion Comics – Brilliantly animated videos based on comics by Dark Horse Comics.
The Flog – Felicia Day’s quirky, weekly vlog.
Sword & Laser – A science fiction and fantasy book club/podcast – perfect for sci-fi geeks!
(4,833,800 subscribers, over 3.5 billion views)
Gaming galore! From popular game playthroughs like Skyrim and Minecraft, to hilarious parodies like Profound Moments in Left 4 Dead 2. Machinima is the perfect channel for gamer geeks. With over 3.5 BILLION video views, it’s obvious why it’s so popular – it creates the perfect balance between entertainment and gaming information.
(41,805 subscribers, 3.1 million views)
A quirky, unique look into the world of science, using illustrations instead of words. They cover a wide range of fascinating topics, like The Science of Orgasms, The Scientific Power of Music, and What causes a Hangover? This is one of my personal favourite YouTube channels and I think it deserves more views and subscriptions! Head over to their channel and learn!
(2,435 subscribers, 1.4 million video views)
Having technology troubles? Geek Squad is perfect for you! They’re your very own 24 hour tech support, and post videos about common computer concerns. They have a fantastic police-officer style gimmick, and deliver small snippets of fun, useful information. They also visit various comic and technology conventions to keep you up to date with the latest geek news.
(27,887 subscribers, 3.5 million views)
Another geeky tech-channel, but with less advice and more news. This keeps you up to date with the latest gadgets and vehicles, web news and online tips. The team is diverse but enthusiastic, and they insist that technology is by no means boring – check out their exhilarating skydiving video:
(57,536 subscriptions, 2.2 million views)
The PBS Idea Channel isn’t inherently geeky, but I think it’s fantastic for the artsy and pop culture geek out there. With just 22 videos, it has amounted over 2 million views due to its fresh outlook on art and culture.
Did I mention that the channel’s host, Mike Rugnetta, has an awesome beard? That’s a reason to subscribe in itself.
So there you go – 6 geeky YouTube channels worth subscribing to. Do you have any other suggestions? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know!
Until next time, folks!