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Published on Jun 6, 2013

Over the past 8 years, YouTube has given birth to an increasingly sophisticated entertainment culture that operates outside of the traditional television and film ecosystem. With humble roots in charismatic and creative people simply sharing their lives, thoughts, and humor to their webcams, YouTube entertainment has diversified and grown into tens of thousands of unique channels with millions of loyal fans and subscribers. With a new generation of viewers increasingly turning to YouTube instead of broadcast TV, a new industry is being built around personalities who have dissolved the barriers between on-screen talent and the audience, and who employ visual aesthetics that make the viewer feel as if they are a part of the creator's life. Truly, we are in a new era of entertainment, one being led by millions of young people who are equally happy to watch video on their laptop as they are on their TV.

Joshua Green, Media Research Specialist - Undercurrent
Jake Roper, VSauce3
Molly Templeton, mememolly
Josh Cohen, Tubefilter

Channels Featured:
1) Hannah Hart - http://www.youtube.com/user/MyHarto
2) PewDiePie - http://www.youtube.com/user/PewDiePie
3) Elle Fowler - http://www.youtube.com/user/AllThatGl...
4) Sam Merrick - http://www.youtube.com/user/IsSamADin...
5) Sam Pepper - http://www.youtube.com/user/Sam
6) Wheezy Waiter - http://www.youtube.com/user/wheezywaiter
7) Charlie McDonnell - http://www.youtube.com/user/charlieis...
8) Magic of Rahat - http://www.youtube.com/user/MagicofRahat
9) AmazingPhil - http://www.youtube.com/user/AmazingPhil
10) Daily Grace - http://www.youtube.com/user/dailygrace
11) Dave Days - http://www.youtube.com/user/davedays
12) Community Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/community...
13) RealityChangers - http://www.youtube.com/user/realitych...
14) Kevin's Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/kevjumba
15) Ray William Johnson - http://www.youtube.com/user/RayWillia...
16) Smosh - http://www.youtube.com/user/smosh
17) VlogBrothers - http://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers
18) Joe Sugg - http://www.youtube.com/user/ThatcherJoe
19) Ben Breedlove - http://www.youtube.com/user/TotalRand...
20) Idea Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsideach...
21) MyMusic: The Experience - http://www.youtube.com/user/MyMusicShow
22) Jenna Marbles - http://www.youtube.com/user/JennaMarbles
23) HotForWords - http://www.youtube.com/user/hotforwords
24) Cracked - http://www.youtube.com/user/Cracked
25) VlogCandy - http://www.youtube.com/user/VlogCandy
26) Vsauce - http://www.youtube.com/user/Vsauce
27) Vsauce2 - http://www.youtube.com/user/Vsauce2
28) Vsauce3 -http://www.youtube.com/user/Vsauce3
29) CTFxC - http://www.youtube.com/user/CTFxC
30) DanIsNotOnFire - http://www.youtube.com/user/danisnoto...
31) PointlessBlog - http://www.youtube.com/user/Pointless...
32) MeekaKitty - http://www.youtube.com/user/meekakitty
33) Ryan Higga - http://www.youtube.com/user/nigahiga
34) MemeMolly - http://www.youtube.com/user/mememolly
35) Mitchell Davis - http://www.youtube.com/user/livelavalive
36) Shut Up! Cartoons - http://www.youtube.com/user/ShutUpCar...
37) The Lizzie Bennet Diaries - http://www.youtube.com/user/LizzieBennet
38) Choose A Different Ending - http://www.youtube.com/user/adifferen...
39) Shane Dawson TV - http://www.youtube.com/user/ShaneDaws...
40) The Philip DeFranco Show - http://www.youtube.com/user/sxephil
41) Kassem G - http://www.youtube.com/user/KassemG
42) The NoHo Girls - http://www.youtube.com/user/NoHoGirls
43) Luisito Rey - http://www.youtube.com/user/luisitorey
44) Rosanna Pansino - http://www.youtube.com/user/RosannaPa...
45) Swoozie - http://www.youtube.com/user/swoozie06
46) DSPGaming - http://www.youtube.com/user/DSPGaming
47) KittiesMama Family Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/KittiesMama

"A Winner" by _et - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/et_...
Neva End (instrumental) by Beat_Specialist - https://soundcloud.com/beat_specialis...
"Night Rains" by Mindthings - http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/34405...
"Metronome" by The Kirbi - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The...
"Only Locals" by Penca Catalogue - http://www.myspace.com/pencacatalogue
"Thought Battle (Instrumental)" by Dexter Britain - https://soundcloud.com/dexterbritain/...
"The Youtube Song" by Dodie Clark - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOv5N...

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