YouTube Face is “everywhere you look” on the site, writes Joe Veix: the exaggerated leering, lurching, laughing mugshots used by virtually every YouTuber seeking a mass audience, slapped on as the thumbnail for every last video.
Taken cumulatively, there’s a surreal, Lynchian quality to the images. Few things could ever be excitingRead More
You’ve probably seen the Youtube Face; it’s that extreme facial expression (disgust, ecstasy, hilarity, etc) depicted in the thumbnails of Youtubers’ would-be-viral videos, especially reaction videos.
Joe Viex traces the origins of Youtube Face and its accompanying memes (like the singsongy Youtube Voice, “Hey guys! BlackheadDigger420 here, sorry I haven’t posted in aRead More
[embedded content] The woman who opened fire in a YouTube cafeteria, injuring three others then killing herself, was named as Nasim Najafi Aghdam by investigators late yesterday. Frenzied speculation over her motives (alt-right types immediateley sought to portray her as a jihadi) faded to general bafflement: Aghdam was apparently an Iranian Baha’i vegan fitness fanRead More
Lifehack: Killing someone in cold blood, passion or even accidentally can land a person in jail for years, if not decades. But, if you film it, you could get off with a significantly less stringent sentence. If you’re big into Darwinism, you might remember Monalisa Perez. Last year, she and her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III,Read More
It’s strange when my friends and family ask about my “vlog”. That word again seems so foreign and weird. Yet, people have been doing it for awhile with Adam Kontras being celebrated as the first to post a video blog back in 2000. Now, dozens/hundreds of celebrities make 7/8 figures running their vlogs, often withRead More