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Published on Feb 22, 2014

Synopsis: How do people share aspects of the self amid today's complex and shifting media landscape? This ethnographic project uses YouTube videos, interviews, and observations at meet-ups to explore the rise and fall of YouTube as a social media site. Recorded over the course of several years, the film provides a unique diachronic look at the dynamics and life cycle of online sites and discusses people's digital migration patterns. It offers insight into how mediated friendships and forms of emotional support weave on- and offline in ways that endure beyond the life cycle of a particular site, or even of participants themselves. In our increasingly post human era, it is particularly interesting to hear YouTubers reflect on their vision of their digital legacies after their deaths.

This film was selected for screening in Paris at Ethnografilm, a festival showcasing ethnographic and academic films that visually depict social worlds.

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