The psychological dark side of sharing your daily life on YouTube

To be a successful YouTuber, you need to let viewers into your life. But this creates fake intimacies that can lead to tragic consequences for stars and fans alike

Technology 24 April 2019
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LAST month, Charlie McDonnell was upfront with his fans. He was the first UK YouTuber to reach a million subscribers, and he has been uploading videos to the site since 2007. Then in March, he told his followers on Twitter: “I have, essentially, quit the YouTube thing.” Part of his rationale was that it “Turns out that tying up your perceived worth with your level of success on a website is a Very Bad Idea.”

He is one of many who have created a living …

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