Known for: Sketch Comedy, vlogging Internet information
Web alias(es): communitychannel, natalietran
Web hosting service(s): YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace
Signature phrase: Your mum rates me / Hi! / Porno music-slash-comment time / Be safe, be well, eat fruit and remember…
Natalie Tyler Tran is a video blogger on YouTube from Sydney, Australia, using the nickname communitychannel. She is a digital media student at the University of New South Wales and a second-generation Vietnamese Australian.
As of June 24, 2010, Tran has 237 videos available on her YouTube channel and is the most-subscribed of all-time in Australia, the 21st-most subscribed of all-time on YouTube, and the 5th-most subscribed director worldwide.She is also the number one most-subscribed for the categories of Director and Partners for Australia, and manages the 42nd-most viewed channel on YouTube of all time. She was the first runner up in the Miss YouTube contest created by Michael Buckley of What The Buck.Her first video was created on September 25, 2006. Tran vlogs about her daily-life situations as a university student.
Tran has more than 700,000 subscribers and more than 261 million views. This popularity has led to media coverage and appearances in The Sydney Morning Herald, Western Australia Today, B&T Magazine, Venus Zine. Der Spiegel, Báo Viêt Luận Online, Việt Tribune, VnExpress, Triple J, and the Hot30 Countdown. Her defence of Vegemite in response to a YouTube video by Ben Going was featured on the Australian television programme A Current Affair on February 2007, as part of the Vegemite wars segment. Tran’s most viewed video, “How to fake a six pack (Re: How to Fake Abs). *SARCASM*” has had over 20 million views
Tran has been recognized for her creative work and popularity on the Internet in various ways. Tran was one of the Australian YouTube celebrities invited to talk about the site at the launch of YouTube Australia in 2007. She is presently enlisted by The Sydney Morning Herald as a contributor and “Real World Correspondent" to their technology vlog Digital Life, complementing main presenter and journalist Séamus Byrne. Although her original skits are specifically written and created for Digital Life, they are produced almost entirely in the same manner and style as her YouTube material. Tran was on the “Creative Catalysts” list for Creative Sydney 2009. She made a three-minute video on what Sydney means to her as part of an event held at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Tran was nominated for “Best YouTube Channel or Personality” and “Funniest YouTube Channel” by Mashable in their 2009 Open Web Awards. Tran was one of the presenters at the 2010 Entertainment Gathering (EG) convention in Monterey, California. In 2010, Tran was a presenter at ideaCity in Toronto, Canada.
Her videos include observational and self-deprecating humour, as well as stream-of-consciousness commentary on social dilemmas, such as how much money to spend on gifts for friends and appropriate telephone etiquette. Other videos include multi-role skits, where (with occasional exceptions) Tran plays most roles, combining multiple takes using split-screen compositing. Examples include dialogue between the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and the Tooth Fairy, and a practical joke by an ultrasound technician. More serious topics have included Tran’s responses to the February 2009 Victorian bushfires.
I love her videos. She’s funny and she sounds so down to Earth. I watch her videos all the time and she inspires me. I can really relate to her videos and I really hope she continues posting them for a long time. She’s one of my favourite Youtube channels. Does anyone else have her subscribed? :)
“fucking hell. Can we hold back on the bitchiness here? I really try to ignore this but just because I’m a female doesn’t necessarily mean I’m asking you to comment on my clothes or hair or makeup when I upload a photo. I know the concept is hard to grasp but none of those fall under my umbrella of interest and they’re very rarely ever relevant to anything I upload.”—NatalieTran [ communitychannel ] (via michellelovesshit)
Optus: Welcome to Optus Customer Service. This call may be recorded. Are you calling about a prepaid mobile?
Optus: I’m sorry, are you calling about a prepaid mobile?
Optus: And are you calling about activating your new mobile phone?
Optus: In a few words, please tell me what you are calling about.
Me: Unlock phone.
Optus: I’m sorry, what was that?
Me: UNLOCK. PHONE.
Optus: You are enquiring about a new SIM card, is that right?
Optus: Okay, let’s start from the beginning. Are you calling about a mobile phone, internet, or other enquiry.
Me: MO-BI-LE PHHH-OOO-NE.
Optus: I’m having trouble understanding you. Are you calling about a mobile phone or the internet?
Me: *sigh* *remembers watching communitychannel video* …BLEURGHHHH
Optus: I’m sorry, I’m ha-
Optus: Okay, are you-
Optus: Let’s sta-
Optus: Okay, please wait while I pass you onto a customer service representative.
For those who don’t know what I’m on about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZT3ykAkLGg
“My answer: If I had a lesbian affair, she could have any colour hair as long as it was on a rocking body. Bam. I’m joking. She’d need to have a fantastic brain. That brain would need to be contained in a sexy head on legs to heaven though.”—natalietran via twitter (via yunzi)