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Indonesian YouTubers make it big by doing nothing

  • Ikhwan Hastanto

    Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Wed, February 24 2021   /  01:00 am
Didit Deelon, a Maduranese YouTuber, had taken the internet by storm with his 2-hour- sitting-still video. (YouTube Screenshot of Didit Deelon's channel/Didit Deelon Youtube)

Our ancestors would be in total shock if they found out our generation can actually make a living by doing nothing. Literally. Maduranese YouTuber Muhammad Didit garnered more than 4 million views just by staring blankly in front of his low-resolution webcam for two hours straight. In these times, when people are the most attentive to what’s happening on the internet, nonsensical content often grabs the spotlight. That video, for example, instantly made the 22-year old a phenomenon, resulting in his subscribers number rocketing from 2,000 to 20,000 (now, he has almost 60,000). People started posting his face as a meme (a joke image), and international publications like VICE and World of Buzz even wrote about him. He's since made similar videos including of himself sitting up on a tree branch and sitting on the toilet for two hours. Didit, who lives and streams his videos fro...