How it all began? Edit
uuhm... this might be a weird, stupid question, but i'm wondering how/when the whole utattemita stuff all began. who the 1rst utaite where. and how/when it got popular.
Its not a weird a question, many people are curious too. Well there isn't a definite date as utattemita has existed for as long as people have tried to cover songs XD There is no "first" utaite, though if you wanted to pick one it would be whoever first posted a utattemita on NND...
I'm not sure when it got "popular" since it depends on what popularity you mean like there's various genres to be "popular" in. Though in my opinion, Japan-wise, its like this:
Vocaloid is introduced ---> becomes popular ---> songs become popular ---> people cover songs ----> some of the covers get popular -----> popular covers influence people to start covering songs ----> some of them manage to get popular as well, etc.
i see, thanks :3
but did this utaite stuff start, just when nico douga was founded, or did it first take some time?
Well I know NND is the most popular Japanese streaming site (besides from YouTube) but I guess that would depend on what video streaming site came first? As long as there have been songs there have been people that will cover it so its hard to say. Its just that, with the invention of the internet, people now have more easier access to these things and thus it can get more popular