Why should we trust our information with people who would give it away freely? That’s the question that many were forced to ask when it was revealed that Facebook sold people’s info to Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm. This data was used to help target people with ads during the presidential election. Facebook willingly gave people´s information away, knowing that they would be betraying their trust. Continue reading Privacy in the Information Age
Fame can come with a lot of shady controversies. Bill Cosby, Kevin Spacey, and Al Franken are just a few examples of celebrities who were once beloved by many and were later exposed to having done terrible acts. And the people at Channel Awesome are sadly starting to fall into that category. It’s surprising how a group of people we all thought were just harmless movie critics who so many once looked up to, could be involved with everything that has been going on around the channel. Continue reading Channel (not so) Awesome
YouTube is a website and an app that is used by millions and millions of people every day. There are 300 hours of video uploaded every minute on the site, and over 5 billion videos are watched by people every day. Famous Youtubers have gained a lot of influence in the last decade. Before 2005, the dream of becoming a famous Youtuber didn’t even exist. So how can someone like me or you possibly become a famous and rich Youtuber?
We have watched YouTubers take over the industries of fashion, food, movies and merchandise. Although one of the most popular genres has been writing books. I recently walked into a Barnes and Noble where I was greeted with a wall of books, solely written by YouTubers. These books are topping bestseller lists and are constantly getting sold out. Many YouTubers have gone on book tours to sign books for hundreds of fans at a time. Continue reading YouTuber Books
Two Viners named Sam Golbach and Colby Brock decided to come make a video collaboration with a popular prankster named Sam Pepper. Little did Sam know that the other Sam (Pepper) would traumatize him forever. Continue reading This is not a prank.
Written by Madeleine McGrath and Louisa Hanson
“Sugg? That’s a dumb name.” -Rhonda
Bethany Mota. Connor Franta. Troye Sivan. Selena Gomez. Zoe Sugg.
Which one doesn’t belong?
Since YouTube was released in 2005, one simple thing has made it different from other social media sites. On other sites there could be some kind of upgrade, or class (you would have to pay for), that made the split between the people who could afford, and those who couldn’t. An example of this is on Instagram. You can pay to get old, unused accounts, to follow yours, using an app that you have to pay for. It’s sort of like a bribe. YouTube was never like this, until now.