GeekTube: Videos for GeekMoms (and Families)

Books, movies, TV are the regular medium for geeks in the know. But what about YouTube? I watch YouTube and the chances are pretty darn high that you do too, considering YouTube exceeds two-billion views a day. And although men in the US spend more time watching videos online than women (and we can only imagine what kind of videos…), women choose YouTube over any other online network.

So what networks, or channels on YouTube are for GeekMoms? Here’s a few for you to check out:

Charlieissocoollike: Charlie is a very cute English boy who is into geeky pop culture and makes silly videos about anything that he feels like. The video up top is a “nerd-off”, and my favorite one about a “scientist” explaining teenage boys.

GlitterGurrl: Ash is a fantasy artist who has a glamour channel. Hello Kitty was a focus of one of her videos. Yay!

Vlogbrothers: A couple of nerdy brothers who make hilarious videos. This one explain about nerdfighters (that’s pro-nerd.)

For the more intellectual side of geek:

JamesBurkeWeb: “Connections” is one of my favorite mind-bulging series ever made, and here you can find all the episodes!

The Kahn Academy has lots of YouTube videos explaining math and science concepts. My kids have used this often when we all get stumped or simply forget a concept.

Krazydad has created this mosaic of cool science videos. Just click on a photo to bring it up. This is updated frequently!

Considering how many channels there are up there, this is a really small sample. So help me out. What YouTube channels do you subscribe to? And if you’re into making them (like I am), YouTube is a great community to share with like-minded people. What’s your channel?

Rebecca Angel was one of those kids that put the dragon book on top of her pile in the hopes that someone would say, "Hey, I'm into that stuff too!" Alas, she had to wait until she was an adult to find fellow geeks. Luckily, she married one and their kids are too. A music teacher by day, Rebecca is also a lover of tea, science literacy, funky tights, RPGs, anime, manga, comics, fantasy books and movies.