In Part 2 of our examination of YouTube, Elizabeth zooms out and zooms back in again on what is wrong with her generation’s main source of information and entertainment, and why they’ll keep watching anyway.
- Part 1 - The cons and cons of YouTube
- 2002: Elizabeth is born.
- 2005: YouTube is born.
- 2006: Google buys YouTube.
- Flaw 1 - Copyright confusion
- Flaw 2 - Demonetization
- Flaw 3 - The algorithm
- Values longer videos, which hurts animators
- Elizabeth was mysteriously unsubscribed to The Bible Reloaded (now called Hugo and Jake)
- She does not want to receive meme compilations on YouTube (but we did do a whole episode about memes)
- How to end up in an right-wing echo chamber via autoplay
- What we mean by “Spider-Man and Elsa” (NSFW, not safe for kids)
- Lindsay Ellis’s channel
- Hank Green’s tweets about YouTube and authenticity
- Our Team 10 episode, to remind you of Jake Paul (sorry)
- Shane Dawson’s business is to restore authenticity
- Just like reality TV and wrestling, YouTube thrives on breaking kayfabe
- The fall of Onision
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A sometimes belated, already outdated guide to your teens, tweens and everything under 20. In each episode, Elizabeth, a teenager, explains a thing to Karen, her mother. And Karen tells Elizabeth how that thing relates to something she knows. Maybe.