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YouTube * A timely account of this incredibly popular site of online participatory media. * The authors provide a clear and comprehensive overview of this phenomenon. The book also includes important contributions by Henry Jenkins and John Hartley, both experts in this field. Full description


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YouTube * A timely account of this incredibly popular site of online participatory media. * The authors provide a clear and comprehensive overview of this phenomenon. The book also includes important contributions by Henry Jenkins and John Hartley, both experts in this field. Full description

57 review for YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture

  1. 4 out of 5

    notgettingenough

    I've discovered in my re-involvement in academia that books are hard to come by. To some extent that is a function of the extortionist practices of academic publishers which force university libraries into spending enormous amounts of money on subscriptions to journals and on a certain kind of text/reference book. They are priced at hundreds of dollars for no good reason and as a consequence they are not available to ordinary people who wish to purchase a - let's face it, likely ordinary - book. I've discovered in my re-involvement in academia that books are hard to come by. To some extent that is a function of the extortionist practices of academic publishers which force university libraries into spending enormous amounts of money on subscriptions to journals and on a certain kind of text/reference book. They are priced at hundreds of dollars for no good reason and as a consequence they are not available to ordinary people who wish to purchase a - let's face it, likely ordinary - book.  Polity Press is a happy exception, churning out accessible, useful books at a price which is not beyond consideration. Happily, even when they are doing rather contemporary subjects, such as the Internet, the books nonetheless have a comfortingly conventional appearance with a readable layout and typeface. Yay for Polity. YouTube is one of theirs. If you are like me and know nothing about this site, you can mend your ways with this account of how YouTube works behind the scenes. I had no idea, for example, that there is a 'community' on YouTube and that it developed from the very beginnings of the site and bitterly fought the changes that began taking place after Google bought it, presaging its commercialisation. Since then an uneasy relationship has developed between YouTubers and the provider, with the notion of  doing it for money filtering down from the big business interests that kicked this off in the early days. rest here: https://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpre...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Gustavo Diolindo

    4.5✨ que livro incrível, meu deus interessantíssimo ver como algumas coisas mudam em poucos anos foi por isso, inclusive, que dei 4.5 pro livro. algumas afirmações e suposições já não se encaixam no mundo atual, afinal AS COISAS EVOLUEM NUMA RAPIDEZ ABSURDA mas mesmo assim é um livro bem atual e gostoso de acompanhar, nada maçante ou desinteressante pode vir, tcc, vai dar tudo certo 🙏

  3. 4 out of 5

    João Pedro da Costa

    A very interesting book concerning YouTube’s participatory culture. Its only real flaw is perhaps its quantitative research that will become increasingly out-dated. The articles that close the book (by John Hartley and Henry Jenkins) really add value to the book. A recommended read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    Useful perspective on the intersection of participatory culture and media. Provides background on Youtube and study on active users and interactions they have with fellow users and larger companies coming into the Youtube sphere. Not as much theory; primarily media studies based.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tara Brabazon

    Published in 2009, this is a short guide to YouTube, with attention to 'participatory culture.' It investigates YouTube's architecture and ideology of community. The book is an O.K. introductory guide. A chapter could be used for first year students. Published in 2009, this is a short guide to YouTube, with attention to 'participatory culture.' It investigates YouTube's architecture and ideology of community. The book is an O.K. introductory guide. A chapter could be used for first year students.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Emily Polson

    As a participant in YouTube culture, this was an interesting read :)

  7. 5 out of 5

    Whoof

    decent, kinda outdated. Some things discussed are painfully obvious to anyone who uses Youtube, but I guess that's unavoidable. decent, kinda outdated. Some things discussed are painfully obvious to anyone who uses Youtube, but I guess that's unavoidable.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    Interesting history of YouTube though necessarily narrow for focusing on only the one platform.

  9. 5 out of 5

    A. Naguiba

    Great academic insight into this particular platform. Includes interesting facts even for those who may already consider themselves first-hand experts on Youtube.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jason Ray Ray Carney

    Interesting read. Highlights the history of YouTube, its origins, and how it is both a social network (a kind of quasi-civic commons) while at the same time a commercial enterprise committed to profit and corporate protocols. Some memorable elements of the book is its thesis that there is a kind of "YouTube Culture" that permeates the site, one perpetuated by core users. One memorable insight that comes out of the study is that there is a difference between videos on YouTube that are discussed a Interesting read. Highlights the history of YouTube, its origins, and how it is both a social network (a kind of quasi-civic commons) while at the same time a commercial enterprise committed to profit and corporate protocols. Some memorable elements of the book is its thesis that there is a kind of "YouTube Culture" that permeates the site, one perpetuated by core users. One memorable insight that comes out of the study is that there is a difference between videos on YouTube that are discussed and videos that are viewed. A core finding here is that independent videos--user uploaded--tend to be more discussed than videos produced and uploaded by mainstream media, and that mainstream media videos are viewed more but not discussed as much. There are two appended essays not written by Burgess and Green in my edition. One is by Jenkins; the other, Hartley. Jenkins treats some of the pre-history of amateur media social networks before YouTube. Hartley's was more of a theoretical treatment meditating on how YouTube might be used most effectively for making a better world. It was published in 09, and as with all of this digital media cultural studies stuff, it shows its age rather quickly. This one, not so much.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Izzy Peasy

    Very informative, interesting book for anyone interested in YouTube, the YouTube community and how it works. Only read it if you are looking for serious work on the subject, I have read it as part of my university master's dissertation. It is not meant to be entertaining or fun so if that's what you're looking for I wouldn't advise for you to read it ;). However, if this is a subject you are genuinely interested in, it's definitely a good book to read. Very informative, interesting book for anyone interested in YouTube, the YouTube community and how it works. Only read it if you are looking for serious work on the subject, I have read it as part of my university master's dissertation. It is not meant to be entertaining or fun so if that's what you're looking for I wouldn't advise for you to read it ;). However, if this is a subject you are genuinely interested in, it's definitely a good book to read.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Vika Gardner

    I wish this were more up to date, but for a survey of YouTube's history and an engagement with the scholarly literature about it, it's an excellent survey. The info about a second edition on Amazon is wrong; the publisher says it's not expected until 2017. I wish this were more up to date, but for a survey of YouTube's history and an engagement with the scholarly literature about it, it's an excellent survey. The info about a second edition on Amazon is wrong; the publisher says it's not expected until 2017.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    A solid set of essays that examines Youtube's development, ethos, and uses. Draws on Jenkins quite a lot. A solid set of essays that examines Youtube's development, ethos, and uses. Draws on Jenkins quite a lot.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Aya Hayashi

    On the whole a good study. The last essay is way too utopic and relies on weak homologies, but it's at least something to argue against. On the whole a good study. The last essay is way too utopic and relies on weak homologies, but it's at least something to argue against.

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