Research + News | Topic: Celebrity

Group Warns YouTubers Over Fan Relationships

“Blurred boundaries” between prominent YouTube stars and their viewers can put young people at risk, a leading children’s charity has warned. Read the article here.

Sex, Lies and YouTube: The Predatory Side of Internet Fame

Over the last few years, dozens have come forward to share stories of YouTube creators who have had inappropriate relationships with those who see them as bona fide celebrities. Read the article here.

YouTube Stars More Popular Than Mainstream Celebrities Among Teens

YouTube has seen a massive increase in viewership and according to a couple of surveys the popularity of YouTube stars among the connected teenage generation has increased rapidly, even more than traditional celebrities. Read the article here.

The Surprisingly Depressing Experience of Going Viral

A viral video star writes about what overnight Internet fame taught him about real community, for Relevant Magazine. Read the article here.