Meet the YouTubers taking over the world
In 2019, video bloggers are attracting hoards of devoted fans and making millions in the process, but some fear they could be exploiting and misleading their young subscribers.
The seven-year-old YouTuber earning £17m a year
Is becoming a YouTuber a good career goal? Around one third of children dream of vlogging when they grow up. In 2018, the platform’s highest earning star was a seven-year-old boy named Ryan...
Facebook takes on YouTube with video service
The social network has begun to roll out Watch, its new video tab. The product looks set to shake up the online streaming industry. Is Facebook becoming dangerously big?
‘Vain and inane’? Meet the superstar vloggers
Last night, BBC3 delved into the world of YouTube vloggers. They reach billions of viewers by offering make up tutorials and narrating video games. Tediously boring? Or the future of media?
Labour leader quizzed by ‘revolutionary’ Brand
Comedian Russell Brand is infamous for encouraging people not to vote, and now he has interviewed the Labour leader in his kitchen. Can politics change the world for the better?
Lego ditches Shell after Greenpeace viral video
Greenpeace’s campaign against Shell’s Arctic drilling has forced Lego to end its 50-year partnership with the oil giant. But are environmentalists really just going for the soft targets?
YouTube ‘nerd’ reaches 1 million subscribers
A chatty 20-year-old has rocketed to fame as the first Briton to get one million YouTube followers. Are his three minute shows on everything from science to acne the future of television?