How YouTubers Turned the Apology Video Into a Genre
When it comes to YouTube stars, apologies are products—just like lipsticks—and everyone is thirsty for your click.
How the PewDiePie Printer Hacks Turned Toxic
This week on CYBER, Motherboard talks about how a PewDiePie superfan and hacker was burned by YouTubers.
Hacker Promoting PewDiePie Stops Hacking Because They’re Getting Harassed
"Well, here I am, burned and roasted, awaiting my maybe-coming end,” HackerGiraffe wrote.
Hackers are making Google devices play PewDiePie fan videos
“We wanted PewDiePie to win this battle between him and a big corporation.”
Hackers Accessed Smart TVs to Play PewDiePie Propaganda Videos
The devices are allegedly hacked to play a video encouraging people to subscribe to the channel and fix their devices.
Hackers Deface Wall Street Journal With Pro-PewDiePie Message
The Wall Street Journal has previously shown how YouTube megastar PewDiePie pushed anti-semitic messages. Now, someone appears to have defaced a section of the WSJ’s website with a pro-PewDiePie message.
The Rise of T-Series, the YouTube Channel That Will Soon Dethrone PewDiePie
An Indian entertainment channel is poised to take over as the largest YouTube channel in the world.
Pewdiepie Is Teaching His Audience that Women Are Asking For It
A feud between Felix "Pewdiepie" Kjellberg and a streamer who goes by "Alinity" encapsulates the way many gamers and Twitch streamers feel about women online.
My Job Doesn't Exist Without the Support of Fans. How Much Do I Owe Them?
As a public figure, my personal life has become part of my career. The line between disclosure, transparency, and gossip isn’t clear anymore.
YouTube Stars Will Do Anything for Views and That's Scary as Hell
After Logan Paul's atrocious "suicide forest" stunt, where is the line? Does it even exist anymore?
Examining PewDiePie, Toxicity, and Mob Rule in Gaming
This month's digest from Critical Distance focuses on online harassment and toxicity in gaming culture.
Valve's "Solution" to Review Bombing Ignores Steam's Longstanding Problems
A fancy graph may actually incentive further review bombing runs, and underscores Valve's reluctance to hire humans to deal with human problems.