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Vlogging And Driving: The Dangerous Youtuber Trend That’s Killing Teens

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Top Youtubers are following a dangerous trend that’s killing teens. Almost everyone does it — years ago, when I was a daily vlogger, I did it too. A lot of people wrongly believe this is safe. The only way your favorite vloggers will stop is if YOU keep telling them (and your friends) about the enormous risks. I joined Michaela on HLN to discuss how vloggers and influencers can help put an end to this deadly habit.

It only took me 10 minutes of browsing random daily vlogs – all posted this month with millions of views – to find four influencers doing the same thing that got these teens killed (sans the driver’s reported BAC). They probably have no idea that this is so dangerous because they’ve also seen many top vloggers doing it before them.

“We do it all the time – all the time. Trust me, it’s like a reflex. Like I haven’t crashed, you know?”

Sound familiar? Vloggers tend to make these same excuses when this topic is brought up. Those words are actually from Obdulia Sanchez on a phone call from jail, trying to explain why she live streamed the deaths of her two teenage passengers.

No Youtuber is at fault for what happened. People make their own choices. But teens see their favorite vloggers doing this every day without dying, so why should they worry? This way of thinking will keep leading to more deaths until top Youtubers step up and say it has to stop.

Your life is worth more than anything you’ll say into the camera while you’re on the road. Don’t take the risk. Vlog when you’re vlogging, drive when you’re driving.

Pop Tart Heart RETURNS!

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Posted by Kaleb Nation on Friday, April 24, 2015

Who remembers NYAN CAT?

Back in 2011, the craze inspired me to write POP TART HEART, a love song for YouTube’s favorite pastry-riding cat explorer. A few years and 250,000 views later, YouTube took the music video down… but now it’s back in all of its outer space glory!

Share on Facebook if you’re still in love with Nyan Cat!

On Finishing A Book [And Other Things]

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It feels a bit odd finishing your second novel. It’s almost as if when I finished the first one, for some reason I thought I was done. And even now that THE SPECTER KEY is complete, there are still four left to write. You’ll be seeing lots of Bran and I for the next few years 🙂

This video was shot with my new Canon EOS Rebel T1i. I made it all myself. The new camera is just that good 😀

Meeting The Publishers [Video]

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Here’s a video I made while in Illinois meeting my publishers, about the trip and the awesome, hi-tech hotel room that had me never wanting to leave 😀