A History of Youtube Part 3: Content Creators

The girl, the wit, the eyebrows. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-goXKtd6cPo One decade ago, a series of mysterious videos appeared on Youtube from the account lonelygirl15. Even in this early, even primeval state of youtube, vlogging and confessional videos were popular. And a girl talking into the camera about her personal life was not very unusual... but "unusual" is exactly what this... Continue Reading →

A History of Youtube Part 2: The Home Page

Once Upon a Time, Youtube was a haven for amateur writers and performers. But not anymore. This series examines just what happened.   When Youtube was first launched, it looked a lot more like Facebook. You had friends, and could communicate more directly with other users. The home page looked a lot more like your... Continue Reading →

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