Person of the day
Philip “Phil” DeFranco also known as PhillyD or by one of his YouTube usernames “sxephil”, is an American video blogger, YouTube celebrity and motivational speaker. His videos are centered on current events, politics and celebrity gossip in which he gives his opinion, usually presented in an ironic manner and with frequent jump cuts to create a fast-paced feel. He has over 760 million views, and 1.9 million subscribers, and is the 15th most subscribed YouTuber as of December 2011. His second YouTube channel is called “PhilipDeFranco” and he also makes a series of vlogs which he calls “The Vloggity”.
DeFranco started his YouTube channel in 2006, and his videos regularly surpass one million views daily. His large audience led to his winning of a Spore Creature Creator contest and Wired’s Sexiest Geek of 2008 award, both open access online polls.