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ECLECTICIST: YouTube

Show Notes & Research

Introduction

Topic Overview

Off-topic

Talking Points

Glossary

Wrap Up

From the Show

Broadcast: 5th June, 2016

Last update: 28th May, 2016

Published: 13th June, 2016

Introduction

Topic Overview

How-tos, vlogs, gaming, fails and reviews - popular categories currently best represented by: how-to play Minecraft, Isn't my cat/makeup/life fabulous, watch as I play Minecraft, near fatalities during Darwin award bids and look at this latest smartphone. We are of course talking about the most viral destination on the web - YouTube. Since the mid-naughties, the Google-owned platform has accumulated over a billion users, streams hundreds of millions of hours of content daily through localised portals in 88 countries and 76 languages. In every dimension, YouTube is a massive going concern. What social needs does it fulfill? How has it changed us as a species and what meme might best speak to its future?

Off-topic

What we’re not talking about

Talking Points

Each bullet is a talking point. Sub-bullets are topics that may or may not be covered. Usage: Read the bullet and sub-bullets then talk about some or all sub-bullets.

Glossary

Terminology specific to the topic

Wrap Up

From the Show

Notes, corrections and further references

https://www.youtube.com/red - not available in the UK yet it would seem.

YouTube creators cannot include promotions, sponsorships or other advertisements for third-party sponsors or advertisers in their videos where YouTube offers a comparable ad format, including but not limited to video ads (pre, mid and post rolls), image overlays and video bumpers. This is a violation of Section 4 of our Terms of Service and when we become aware of it, YouTube reserves the right to disable monetisation and/or remove videos with such unauthorised third-party promotions. - Partner Programme Policies & Security