“What I enjoy the most is when I create an interesting video that was a message. I love the intersection of entertainment and education…where you learn something from a video, but it doesn’t feel preachy. It’s the Youtube G-spot and I love hitting it.” – Davey Wavey
Creativity is fluid. It flows whatever the medium. Today, YouTube is a part of everyday life. As a medium its reach is global with an eighty-one per cent share of the online population. YouTube started out as a venue for computer users to upload and share original video. Founded by three former PayPal employees in 2005 with venture-funding primarily from Sequoia Capital, YouTube was bought by Google in 2006 for US$1.65 billion in Google stock. It now features content from individuals (both amateur and professional) plus media corporations, businesses and governments. YouTube has become a media monolith. It’s the third most visited website in the world, as of June 2015.
YouTube would be little without its dedicated content creators and providers. In 2014 YouTube reported that 300 hours of new video was being uploaded every minute. One prolific uploader of quality creative content is Davey Wavey. With his three YouTube channels – wickydkewl, DaveyWaveyRaw and daveywaveyfitness – Davey has close to 1.4 million subscribers and has amassed more than 315 million views. He’s not prudish. Davey is not shy about sharing life’s lessons. He talks openly about sex and gay life. Whatever Davey’s saying, he’s sure to enthrall:
“Today, a lot of people create YouTube content with the intention of becoming famous. For me, I never had the expectation that anyone would watch my videos. Instead, I uploaded my first video eight years ago as a virtual diary. I thought it would be fun in ten or twenty years to look back and see what I was doing and what was important to me. For several years, I managed to keep my videos a secret from my family. Eventually, my mom discovered my YouTube videos. Given the content that I create and the number of times that I talk about dicks, she was pretty disturbed. But once I started creating a good living for myself, and once she saw the impact that some of my videos have, she started warming up to it. My most recent video was an interview with a porn star. As a twist, both him and I were using an ‘autoblow’ device…Continue reading our exclusive interview with Davey Wavey in HUF Magazine Pride 2015.