A harrowing deep dive into the world of “kidfluencers.”
Vigilantes for Views: The YouTube Pranksters Harassing Suspected Scam Callers in India
“Los Angeles-based Trilogy Media took ‘scambaiting’ to a new level, but some claim they’re gaining viral fame at others’ expense.”
Escaping Coronavirus Lockdown Through a Stranger’s Solitary Walks on YouTube
Under self-quarantine, Aaron Gilbreath ‘moves’ freely with the help of Rambalac’s video travelogues.
Under the Influence: White Lies
When you read “influencer,” do you think “white woman”? That’s not a surprise: the stereotypes originally established offline are reaffirmed on social media by the same systems.
Trying to Understand YouTube Success
How a successful YouTube celebrity barely leaves the house.
Is the Internet Changing Time?
“Fragments of the past are for the first time on tap, not stored away in boxes,” writes Laurence Scott.
The Strange Plight of YouTube’s ‘Middle Class’
Gaby Dunn on the bleak economics of internet fame.
Before the Internet, Your Lies Could Only Travel So Far
“I’m sure there were phonies who claimed to be the sole survivor of Thermopylae,” [Don] Shipley says. “Guys that claimed service at Gettysburg, Valley Forge. But they could only project it down a couple of barstools at the village pub. Now with the internet, you can be anyone you want to be.” —Michael Gaynor writing for Washingtonian about […]
Google and YouTube exec Robert Kyncl’s plans for the future of web TV—and the company’s big bet on professional content: “Kyncl’s relationships in Hollywood would help in securing premium content; and, more important, he understood entertainment culture. He brought ‘the skill set of being able to bridge Silicon Valley and Hollywood—an information culture and an […]