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Is This The End of the Vuvuzela?

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As the 2010 World Cup in South Africa comes to an end today, one cannot help but wonder whether this is the end of the vuvuzela spectacle. Already reports in England suggest that the ‘noisy’ trumpets, which many fans describe as similar to the sound of a swarm of bees on television, have been banned from certain cricket and rugby grounds, but will other countries follow suite? Well, as far as YouTube is concerned, it might well be the end.

This is because in a bid to celebrate this years Football World Cup in South Africa, YouTube added a vuvuzela button (seen in the image below) to some of its videos. The vuvuzela button is in the form of a little football icon, that starts buzzing once a user clicks it and does not stop until it is unclicked. The icon is noticeable on some Football videos as well as a few non-Football related video clips for example, in the “Family Guy – Undecided Voters” clip.

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YouTube's Vuvuzela Icon

According to Agence France Presse, the vuvuzela button on YouTube will go away for good today as the Netherlands (Holland) play Spain in this years final match to determine the World Cup winner. This means that YouTube users will no longer be able to listen to videos on the site accompanied by the trumpet’s persistent buzz. Not sure what your reaction is to this news but it appears that most people will be glad to get the ‘throaty buzz’ off their television sets let alone YouTube.

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Would you like to see the vuvuzela at other sporting event venues?

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  3. Romantic SMS

    July 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I think it’s a very interesting feature added by Youtube, i like it.

  4. Grook

    July 12, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    i do really hate it’s voice

  5. Domain name registration

    July 12, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I think it is not the end of Vuvuzela, because this Africa way of celebrate football. You will come across it when Africa are playing football, but it may not be as much as what we have in South Africa.

  6. Johanna

    July 12, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I hope it is the end of this terrible thing. But I think that other sportevents will also become fans of this “instrument”.

  7. Jim Olenbush

    August 10, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I think vuvuzuela has been part of the game since the beginning and it has become a trademark. It has became part of the football culture. Whatever are the reasons for taking it out, I’m sure there’s good reason behind it.

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