Meredith Granmayeh, Chapman University
Starting off with short clips, the platform shifted toward lengthier videos — some multiple hours long — that aim to provide all the information on a topic.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
As she dives into the YouTube universe during a climate of political upheaval, the celebrity must wrestle with how to address her own privilege.
Reem Farhat, Fordham University
Content producers are suffering from overwork, stress and exhaustion as they attempt to satisfy audiences and algorithms quickly and successfully.
Caleb Mullenneaux, St. Olaf College
Saying sorry has become a staple on the video sharing website. Here’s a ranking of some of the more famous ones.
Katherine Brand, University of Michigan
The YouTuber’s success has been hit hard by the revival of his many past controversies concerning racism, blackface and the sexualization of minors.
Abigail Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
The vlogger recently announced her exit from the platform after some past problematic content resurfaced. Is she making up for the harm she did, or is it an overreaction?
Ashley Peterson, Geneva College
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Aliza Pelto, Pratt Institute
Step aside, James Charles. Marbles, Kermit, Peach and Bunny are here.
Anushna Patel, University of California, Santa Barbara
Some of the most popular video makers are switching platforms.
Jade Hookham, UC San Diego
After eight years on the site, Marbles has stayed relevant by maintaining a unique sense of authenticity.
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