The YouTube Reader

The YouTube Reader

Jean Burgess


YouTube has come to epitomize the probabilities of electronic tradition. With greater than seventy million specified clients a month and nearly 80 million movies on-line, this brand-name video distribution platform holds the richest repository of pop culture on the web. because the quickest transforming into web site within the background of the internet, YouTube delivers never-ending new possibilities for beginner video, political campaigning, leisure codecs, and viral marketing—a clip tradition that has appeared to outpace either cinema and tv.

The YouTube Reader is the 1st full-length e-book to discover YouTube as an undefined, archive, and cultural shape. This striking quantity brings jointly popular movie and media students to discuss the issues and capability of "broadcasting yourself." The YouTube Reader takes on claims of newness, immediacy, and recognition with sytematic and theoretically expert arguments, supplying a better examine the to be had texts on YouTube and the regulations and norms that govern their entry and use.

Contributors contain Christopher Anderson, Thomas Elsaesser, Richard Grusin, Bernard Stiegler, Toby Miller, Lisa Parks, William Uricchio, and Janet Wasko.

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