Vlogger Zennie Abraham: Thank Oprah For The Fall Of The YouTube Vlog

Once, YouTube was ruled by individuals, conversing and sharing their opinions via video. Today the vlogger community has been overtaken by what Zennie Abraham refers to as the "lowest common denominator"—videos of dancing gorillas and other mindless content with no real intelligent substance. And who does he blame? Oprah!

Zennie Abraham—vlogger, YouTube partner and entrepreneur—has been vlogging since 2006.  Zennie vlogs about everything from sports to news, events and the latest viral videos, but he says that vlogging on YouTube isn’t what it once was.  Over the years, vlogging has seen something of a transformation.  Once, YouTube was ruled by individuals, conversing and sharing their opinions via video.  Today the vlogger community has been overtaken by what Zennie refers to as the “lowest common denominator”—videos of dancing gorillas and other mindless content with no real intelligent substance.  And who does he blame?  Oprah!

I had the opportunity to ask Zennie a few questions about how he started vlogging, what the YouTube vlogging community used to be like and what steps he thinks YouTube should take in order to prevent the blocking out of vloggers.