For What It’s Worth

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February 22, 2016

In its 10 years of existence, YouTube has grown to become much more than the world's biggest online video platform: It is now the number one source of entertainment for many people, especially those 20ish and younger. It has turned the experience of watching television from a solitary one (a small group one, at most) into a connected global community, full of its own rules, celebrities, and loyal fans. To decipher the ins and outs, learn about the biggest stars, hear about what makes the community tick, and more I'm joined by a friend who doesn't even own a TV, such is her devotion to this new media world. Together we discuss how the community operates, YouTube's business model, the future of the medium as its fans + stars age, and much more.

Recorded on February 17th, 2016.

Music: Hazardous - Light

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