Did your very own teengirl make you watch Channel 4 news tonight cos Dan and Phil were on it? Do you have any idea who these boys are? And do you have any clue as to what they were ‘vlogging’ on about?
Well, I’m here to help you understand, via teengirl who is a fully fledged phangirl and a member of the phamily.
No I’ve not misspelt those words, that’s how you spell them in this new you tube wide world of web vlogging.
Dan and Phil live together (but they’re not gay) they’re in their early 20’s and they make You Tube videos about absolutely everything, anything and nothing.
Phangirls and members of the Phamily are girls (and boys) who watch Dan and Phil’s vlogging.
And it’s called vlogging cos it’s like blogging but it’s using video instead of the written word.
I’m watching Channel 4 with teengirl right now (we sky plussed it) and the lovely news people at Channel 4 are claiming that the way they’ve managed to get all the views on You Tube is by doing weird and outrageous things, but it’s not.
Teengirl says it’s because Dan and Phil aren’t fake, they share just what’s on their mind the way teenagers do with each other. Quite basically because they’re just themselves the phangirls feel like these vloggers are real friends who experience and feel the same things they do.
And we all know (well us adults do anyway) that’s all that teenagers want.
Yes, Dan and Phil do really stupid inane things and the phandom phamily of phangirls love it, because what girl doesn’t love a boy who can make them laugh?
The man from YouTube is quite right, it’s not a niche thing, it’s huge and as mums we should know all about vlogging because Dan, Phil, Charlie et al are today’s popstars and rockgods.
If you want to find out what the hell this vlogging phenomenon is all about take a look at Danisnotonfire, Amazingphil and Charlieissocoollike on YouTube.
You’ll get it, I promise, and you might even fall a little bit in love with them yourselves (in a Harry Styles crush kinda way!)
PS The video the above photo is from is apparently one of dan and phil’s finest, or so says teengirl anyway