YouTubers by Chris Stokel-Walker (Hardback book)
YouTubers by Chris Stokel-Walker
352 pages, ISBN: 9781912454211
Publication: 2 May 2019
To many KSI, PewDiePie, Zoella and Logan Paul are a mystery – but to tens of millions they’re close friends. Devoted fans bankroll their sports cars, luxury mansions and always-on, always-odd lifestyle by buying their merchandise and visiting their live shows.
They are the famous faces of YouTube. Each day 1.8 billion people pore over Google’s video site, obsessing over the daredevils, fashionistas, hobbyists and raw, “authentic” personalities whose wacky and sometimes bizarre antics beam out to screens worldwide.
But how does this odd new eco-system work? Who’s behind the stars? And what’s it like to live your whole life in front of a lens?
In the first independent in-depth book on YouTube, WIRED andEconomist journalist Chris Stokel-Walker reveals the site’s secrets.
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