YTMND

Website review by
Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media
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Instant Internet pop culture. Not for kids.
Parents recommendPopular with kids

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 16+
Based on 13 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages

If you watch enough of these, you'll see many racial, religious, cultural, and gender groups slurred.

Violence

Both cartoon and real violence are shown. A realistic snuff film shows a bound woman being shot in the head (is that blood or chocolate syrup?).

Sex

User-supplied content is sometimes NSFW ("Not Safe for Work").

Language

Some of the user-supplied content includes vulgarities and hate speech, including the n-word.

Consumerism

Google ads.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

All three, including a Photoshopped image of Harry Potter drinking a beer alongside Hermione and Ron smoking weed while "How Could This Happen to Me?" plays.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this site isn't suitable for kids due to the user-supplied content, which often features vulgarities, hate speech, violence, and more.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byytmnd_lover May 9, 2009

From an avid YTMND user and author

As an avid YTMND user I would like to chime in on my thoughts. YTMND encourages creativity by allowing users to create sites. Because YTMND is 100% user create... Continue reading
Adult Written byDawgas April 9, 2008

This website is the best.

And with the 'review' posted (propoganda put up by the man to keep us people down), it downplays that this site is the best. Offensive content? There... Continue reading
Kid, 7 years old April 9, 2008
Teen, 13 years old Written bytamamaroro April 27, 2009

EPIC WIN.

The internet at it's finest. NEDM and all that stuff.

What's it about?

For those who pursue dreams of creating instant Internet pop culture, YTMND.com is a must-see destination. The idea is simple. Users are invited to use the free YTMND tool to take a photo or graphic, give it a caption, \"tile\" it many times on the screen, and slap a soundtrack on it. Usually the sound is more of an endlessly repeating short catchphrase or song fragment that has something to do with the picture chosen. Some of the submissions become instant Internet \"hits,\" passed around via email and linked to by other Web sites.

Is it any good?

The problem with the site is obvious. Users create and submit all sorts of things, from Scientology exposés to bestiality. For example, one features a Photoshopped image of Harry Potter drinking a beer alongside Hermione and Ron (who are smoking weed) while "How Could This Happen to Me?" plays ("How could this happen to me/I've made my mistakes/Got nowhere to run"/etc.) The same tune is used for "Bambi's Suicide," a photo of a dead deer mangled on the highway. Another shows apparent news footage of a man in a spinning, burning wheelchair (as Dead or Alive cheerily sings, "You spin me right round, baby, right round...").

To be fair, you have to put in your 18-and-over birthdate to see the "NSFW" (Not Safe for Work) sites, but that's all that stands between your young kids and a cartoon of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine in which the Genie makes an obscene suggestion over and over and ... well, you get the idea.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why people laugh at the expense of others. Where's the line between poking fun and hurting someone's feelings?

Website details

  • Genre: Blogging
  • Pricing structure: Free

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