Real vlogs: The rules and meanings of online personal videos

Aymar Jean Christian*

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Abstract

This paper explores what the "rules" of vlogging (video blogging) are: the various visual and social practices viewers and creators understand and debate as either authentic or inauthentic on YouTube. It analyzes a small, random set of vlogs on YouTube and highlight several controversies around key celebrities on the site. This essay concludes by challenging whether conversations around authenticity will persist in dialogues about online video.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalFirst Monday
Volume14
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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