Over the last several years, YouTube™ has become a public forum for creative, informative, and political endeavors around the globe. As the website’s influence and appeal continues to grow, questions regarding the legal usage of material, as well as potential governance issues regarding surveillance and political sway, are becoming more relevant.
Power, Surveillance, and Culture in YouTube™'s Digital Sphere examines the imaginative, socioeconomic, and innovative features of the video sharing community of YouTube™ and how these areas traverse the digital world. Highlighting theoretical concepts and empirical research, as well as in-depth discussions on cultural studies, participatory experience, and media theory, this publication will appeal to professionals, practitioners, researchers, and students interested in the use of video sharing as a means of surveillance, communication, or personal promotion.
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In this book, Matthew Crick presents students, academics, researchers, and general interest readers with an analysis of the YouTube phenomena and its social, cultural, and technological impact. The author has organized the main body of his text in ten chapters devoted to YouTube’s importance and how the Internet shapes the YouTube experience for users, the history and economics of YouTube and advertising, a variety of critical assessments of YouTube through various lenses, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
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