"Jean Burgess and Joshua Green insightfully weave together an engaging and much-needed cultural narrative of the astonishing new phenomenon that is YouTube with an incisive critique of its rapidly-mythologised yet deeply uncertain transformative potential."Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics and Political Science"This book is an important and timely contribution to the literature on participatory culture and media. The analyses provide empirical bases for understanding the diversity of YouTube users' practices and sophisticated theoretical consideration of the social, cultural, political, historical and economic contexts in which these practices are situated and which they so often disrupt."Nancy Baym, University of Kansas
About the Author
JEAN BURGESS is a Senior Research Fellow in the Creative Industries Faculty and Deputy Director at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries & Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology.
JOSHUA GREEN works at Undercurrent, a digital strategy firm in New York City, where he is a Research Specialist. He is co–author (with Henry Jenkins and Sam Ford) of Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Society, forthcoming from New York University Press.