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  • YouTube Food Channels with a Twist

    There’s something about food that makes us happy. We just love it. We love eating it, we love smelling it, and if YouTube views are to

  • Reviewing why we watch reviews

    A couple days ago my mother walked into my room while I was watching a web series online.

  • Five stages of dealing with clickbait

    Anyone who’s been online long enough knows that most surface-level content on the internet is hogwash. And the worst of it all—the absolute bottom of the barrel—is clickbait.


    Information sounds like quite a broad term, but to survive in this digital era of social media and smartphones, it is definitely a necessity.

  • The bad influence of influencers

    Bangladesh has recently seen an influx of social media influencers, making it one of the most up and coming career options for the youth.

  • Snapshoot

    The story of a social networking app

    Hi, my name is Snapshoot. I was a social networking app that had once been on the top, and now I’m rolling down in the mud, trying to cling on so that I don’t fall into the grave Facecopy dug for me.

  • An argument for social media

    Social media has been under attack since its inception. It’s a useless tool that wastes our time and makes us lose touch with reality.

  • Podcasts: The new radio?

    Content is changing, along with the way we consume it. Traditional radio was slowly replaced by satellite radio, and the next step in the transition is the podcast.

  • Is it the internet or is it just your mom?

    The internet has been around for as long as we can remember. And although our relationship with the internet has changed over the years, its ability to be there for us when we need it has not.

  • The very best of late night on Youtube

    Late night shows are one of the few forms of talk shows that work on both traditional television as well as YouTube. And the shows listed below have taken full advantage of that fact.

  • 5 must-watch Netflix stand-up comedy specials

    When most people get a Netflix subscription for the first time, they're usually excited about all the shows they will get to stream in high definition without having to painstakingly look for it.

  • YouTube Cooking Shows to Soothe your Soul

    The entire genre of cooking shows has experienced an insane level of growth in the last two decades; what with channels such as the Travel and Living Channel (TLC) hosting a plethora of cooking shows to appease the appetite of their viewers.

  • Making a YouTube Rewind for Bangladesh

    YouTube Rewind 2018, undeniably one of those fewest things on the planet that pretty much brought every community on the internet together to show that hatred too can create great bonding experiences. What if YouTube's dumpster fire had a local spin-off? Here is a possible recipe for disaster.

  • YouTube animation on the rise

    Having grounded its roots in the early 2000s, the web animation phenomenon has managed to excavate its way through the endless arcade of web content.

  • The Languages of the Internet

    There is a variety of languages which even seasoned linguists fail to comprehend. And these languages exist where everything exists. Yes, you guessed it right: the Internet.

  • Blogs to follow for writers

    There are times, for almost every writer out there, when they find themselves at a complete loss for words. Either they get backed up in a corner without a clue about how to continue further with their content, dried out of any enthusiasm and inspiration, or merely need help with building their information base.

  • Friends as Messaging Apps

    Messaging apps are what you use to stay connected with friends, but ironically, your friends can also be labelled as one of those messaging apps. Read along and then pick a friend for each category.

  • Facebook fake account

    Internet hoaxes you wish were true

    Facebook is flooded with fake profiles. Every now and then, we are bound to receive a friend request from one of these fake accounts. No one really cares if Neel Akash Sada Magh

  • Smartphones, social media and the Trojan War

    An aesthetic picture of the beautiful coast of Sparta with the caption “On a peace mission as the delegate of Troy”, Prince Hector's Instagram post saw over a hundred thousand likes with thousands congratulating him on the occasion. Agamemnon was the only one who commented curse words with an angry-faced emoji.

  • BYLCx: A new spin on online education

    Online learning has always been a mixed bag in Bangladesh. Even though there are platforms that are doing well, there are few who can be comprehensive in what they teach due to the very nature of the product. This is where BYLCx comes in. This is BYLC's (Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center) online platform, which has recently been revamped to include 25 full-fledged courses.

  • Weird gigs on the internet

    The internet is a mysterious place. At times, it offers you cute pictures of cats and dogs and at other times, it makes you question the sanity of some people.

  • Twitched

    The contemporary let's play phenomenon that took the world by storm brought with it a long withstanding culture. Watching someone's favorite streamer play on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube has become the preferred leisure activity of many.

  • How to get the best out of online courses and tutorials

    The internet has blessed us with different online learning platforms where one can have the access to vast amount of resource materials to enhance their knowledge and to help them develop new skills.

  • TheLazylazyme: When indie is life

    Are you a hardcore indie music fan? Are your favourite songs from artists or bands that most of your friends have never heard of? Then this YouTube channel is for you.

  • A chat over coffee with the food bloggers

    Last Wednesday, in the suave setting of North End Coffee Roasters inside Lakeshore Gulshan, SHOUT met with a few individuals from the budding Bangladeshi Instagram food blogging scene. At the scene, the idea that food blogging needs to be about pictures and stories of expensive food, was the first myth they wished to bust.

  • The Best Things about Internet Friends

    I remember the first time I joined social media, my parents and relatives had delivered an entire sermon on why I shouldn't be befriending unknown people on the internet. Their descriptions caused me to think of malicious, perverted old men every time the term 'internet friends' was mentioned in front of me. However, over the years, after I learned to distinguish shady internet people from the genuinely good ones

  • Online Gaming Group Etiquette

    There are lots of groups on social media where gamers share their collective passion of videogames. More often than not, however, gamers get a little too passionate and turn the groups into toxic wastelands. Here are some scenarios that are very likely to trigger gamers and a guide on how not to behave in such contexts.

  • Falling into the depths of YouTube

    We've all been there. You went on YouTube to maybe watch a quick tutorial or an interesting TEDxTalk video that your friend gave you a link to. While you're watching, you briefly glance over at the suggestion videos on the right. Most of them seem fairly

  • Video Essay channels on YouTube

    YouTube constantly sees through the rise and fall of trends over time. Some trends leave a longer lasting impression, while others fizz out quickly.

  • YouTube channels you should follow

    YouTube is a great place to find fun yet informative content. With so many popular youtubers out there, and new channels mushrooming every day, it's tough to find originality amidst the banal.