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The Joys of YouTube Yoga

Yoga on YouTube has become a very sophisticated and easily accessible way to keep fit, with various highly professional accounts dedicated to sharing the practice with everyone without the costs…

Do we need the film critic?

Last month, The Guardian put out an interesting article asking the question “Who needs film critics when studios can be sure that influencers will praise their films?” The writer argues…

Celebrity apologies don’t work on us anymore

We’re all over apology videos. To be fair, the whole idea is ridiculous— these videos are staged and posted only to avoid a loss of income. And they don’t work…

Documentary pick- Siberia: The good, the bad and the freezing

When T.S. Eliot said April was the cruellest month, he clearly hadn’t endured a Scottish February- where a badly heated student flat offers little protection from the wind and rain…

RIAA’s YouTube music crackdown: make it make sense

YouTube-DL is a piece of free, open-source software which you can use to download videos from the site. This was unpopular with the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA), which…

ASMR: what’s it all about?

My love affair with ASMR first began when I started following a ‘Satisfying’ channel on YouTube. Dedicated to all things tingly, this channel featured repeated clips of individuals (or ASMRtists…

Planting the seeds of change

This week Jimmy Donaldson, most widely known by his YouTube handle MrBeast, launched the TeamTrees campaign asking his followers, fellow YouTubers and influencers to donate and help fund the planting…

The democratisation of storytelling and the rise of the vlog

If there is one internet trend that has taken the digital world by storm in the last few years it has to be vlogging. One step further than blogging, vlogging…