Generation YouTube

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A 45 minute long documentary directed by Jason Gurr about the origins of YouTube, its evolution into the behemoth that it is today, and the impact it has had on culture on the internet and beyond. This documentary was first released in 2013 but has later been aired on television, including by National Geographic in 2015.

The documentary examines YouTube’s humble beginnings and its search for a purpose, at one point it was going to become a video dating site with the intention for people to upload a specific type of video. It didn’t succeed as a platform until it embraced a culture which allowed people to upload whatever they wanted, a site where the user dictates its direction, it has since become a site which spreads knowledge, news, education, entertainment, and has provided careers for thousands of full time content creators.

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