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    Book Review: YouTube: Online video and participatory culture. by Jean Burgess and Joshua Green with contributions by Henry Jenkins and John Ha11ley. Cambridge. Polity Press. 2009. 140 pp .. £ 14.99 (paperback). ISBN 0745644790


    Jarrett, Kylie (2010) Book Review: YouTube: Online video and participatory culture. by Jean Burgess and Joshua Green with contributions by Henry Jenkins and John Ha11ley. Cambridge. Polity Press. 2009. 140 pp .. £ 14.99 (paperback). ISBN 0745644790. Continuum: journal of media and cultural studies, 24 (2). pp. 327-330. ISSN 1030-4312

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    Abstract

    It is no easy task to characterize Web 2.0 media. The open parameters of user-generated sites and the constant churn in content driven by shifting consumer interests and intent make them huge. complex and elusive targets. This is certainly the case with YouTube where the scale and scope of the site's content is constantly expanding. The company's internal data from February 2009 indicate that 15 hours of video are uploaded every minute. having doubled in the past year (YouTube 2009). As a site. it also defies easy categorization. As Burgess and Green note in this book. YouTube is simultaneously 'a high-volume website. a broad cast platform. a media archive. and a social network' (5).

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: YouTube; Online video; Jean Burgess; Joshua Green; Henry Jenkins; John Ha11ley;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies
    Item ID: 4530
    Depositing User: Kylie Jarrett
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 10:38
    Journal or Publication Title: Continuum: journal of media and cultural studies
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
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