- How YouTube Is Changing the World...with Double Rainbows, Singing Foxes, and Other Trends We Can’t Stop Watching
- Narrated by: Kevin Allocca
- Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-27-18
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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YouTube is the biggest pool of cultural data since the beginning of recorded communication, with 400 hours of video uploaded every minute. (It would take you more than 65 years just to watch the vlogs, music videos, tutorials, and other content posted in a single day!) This activity reflects who we are, in all our glory and ignominy. As Allocca says, if aliens wanted to understand our planet, he'd give them Google. If they wanted to understand us, he'd give them YouTube.
In Videocracy, Allocca lays bare what YouTube videos say about our society and how our actions online - watching, sharing, commenting on, and remixing the people and clips that captivate us - are changing the face of entertainment, advertising, politics, and more. Via YouTube, we are fuelling social movements, enforcing human rights and redefining art - a lot more than you'd expect from a bunch of viral clips.
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By Sam Thom on 04-04-18
This was a fun and fascinating read. Allocca’s got a very engaging reading style. The book’s full of interesting detail and useful insight, actually. I’ll listen to this again before the year’s out.