So you watch a YouTube clip. You like it. You watch it again. That was the dead end (back in the day). You’ve exhausted the excitement of that video by watching it over and over again. Enter year 2006. Now you can watch other people react to those videos. Reliving the experience, sort of. The year is now 2020. The reaction videos are now so fake, you can clearly see the fakeness in the smiles of the people reacting to these videos.
I have no issues with reaction videos. I watch them myself. If you can make money without harming anybody, why not? What is it about us that makes us yearn for the acceptance of others? I mean, I am confident that I like something, but I want someone else to feel the same way about it. It’s weird.