What is the internet doing to us? The Times tech columnist Kevin Roose discovers what happens when our lives move online.
A young man finds escape on the internet. He doesn’t realize that on the other side of the screen, a force is pulling him in.
Two: Looking Down
“The truth is down there, and you’ve got to go down and dig for it.” We trace Caleb’s descent into YouTube, inch by inch.
Three: Mirror Image
Five years into a rabbit hole, Caleb goes from one side of the screen to the other.
A trip to YouTube for a conversation with the woman trying to change it.
Five: The Accidental Emperor
How one outsider came to rule the internet — and eventually embody its battle with mainstream culture.
An interview with PewDiePie, as he comes to grips with his influence.
Excellent and compelling
Ironically addictive - with a profound suggestive sting in its tail. Great piece! More please.
Compelling, frightening and insightful.
Humanity is indeed changing fundamentally at a pace we’ve never seen.
Must listen. Thought provoking.
Thank you New York Times.
More of this type of content please.
This is relevant to everyone who is an internet user - so all of you reading this, at least. The exploration of how algorithms shape human behaviour on the internet through the lens of YouTube is compelling, frightening, and well explained. A must listen. Thank you NYT