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Overview

YouTube is one of the most well-known and widely discussed sites of participatory media in the contemporary online environment, and it is the first genuinely mass-popular platform for user-created video. In this timely and comprehensive introduction to how YouTube is being used and why it matters, Burgess and Green discuss the ways that it relates to wider transformations in culture, society and the economy.
The book critically examines the public debates surrounding the site, demonstrating how it is central to struggles for authority and control in the new media environment. Drawing on a range of theoretical sources and empirical research, the authors discuss how YouTube is being used by the media industries, by audiences and amateur producers, and by particular communities of interest, and the ways in which these uses challenge existing ideas about cultural ‘production’ and ‘consumption’.
Rich with both concrete examples and featuring specially commissioned chapters by Henry Jenkins and John Hartley, the book is essential reading for anyone interested in the contemporary and future implications of online media. It will be particularly valuable for students and scholars in media, communication and cultural studies.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Jean Burgess and Joshua Green insightfully weave together an engaging and much-needed cultural narrative of the astonishing new phenomenon that is YouTube with an incisive critique of its rapidly-mythologised yet deeply uncertain transformative potential."
Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics and Political Science

"This book is an important and timely contribution to the literature on participatory culture and media. The analyses provide empirical bases for understanding the diversity of YouTube users' practices and sophisticated theoretical consideration of the social, cultural, political, historical and economic contexts in which these practices are situated and which they so often disrupt."
Nancy Baym, University of Kansas

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Meet the Author

Jean Burgess is a research fellow at the Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Joshua Green is a research manager and Postdoctoral Researcher in the Comparative Media Studies program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments x

1 How YouTube Matters 1

2 YouTube and the Mainstream Media 15

3 YouTube’s Popular Culture 38

4 YouTube’s Social Network 58

5 YouTube’s Cultural Politics 75

6 YouTube’s Uncertain Futures 100

Henry Jenkins: What Happened Before YouTube 109

John Hartley: Uses of YouTube – Digital Literacy and the Growth of Knowledge 126

Notes 144

References 152

Index 170

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    EG

    Pewdiepie(*brofist*), CaptainSparklez, and some more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Tiger

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2014

    Hey good youtuber

    Her name is Helokyte and she does minecraft,drawing etc
    Can yall sub her so she can get a intro it wloud be REALKY nice thx..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2014

    Fav youtubers

    JOEY GRACEFFA
    POINTLESSBLOG
    THATCHER JOE
    ZOELLA
    STRAWBURRY17
    GOOD MYTHICAL MORNING
    KIT KAT
    SHANE DAWSON

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Question

    What is the password for buying stuff?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    SAM TO MELLLL

    Hey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Youtube!!!!

    Skydoesminecraft & deadloxmc (skylox forever <3) Pewdiepie, ?BestAMVofalltime?, Funimation, Smosh, Yogscast Lewis and Simon, Pink Stylist, Fluffy Mixer, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (yes, it has a channel.) MangoKiwi, Captain Sparklez, Team Crafted, Seto Sorcerer, Sky vs. Gaming, Deadlox vs. Gaming, JeromeASF, HuskyMudkipper, MinecraftUniverse, BajanCanadian... etc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    A

    No

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Question

    Am i the only one who searched this on here cause i was bored

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    DylanABK

    How do you upload minecraft videos?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Broken

    v-v

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Kanerder

    SkyDoesMinecraft, BajanCanadian, LittleShyFiM, OnceUponAPig, Piggiepigpigs, HoppingHammy, ChocolateColors26, Maaaaandie(not sure how many 'a's), SevenSuperGirls. Dat's just a few.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Vote here

    Mine: "Rhett and Link" all the way

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Dell

    CaptainSparklez, Cry, and _STAR. Hands down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Hello kitty

    I love this book aka my sister just her book lol!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    To below

    You make a channel by simply making an account with YouTube. As for the videos, what kind of videos are you going to do?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Youtube help

    How do you make a video? And a channel?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Anyone want to be my nook friend

    Yeah well ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    The badeds book ever

    Fggff

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    Posted December 2, 2013

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