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TitleHeavy viewers, few interactions: YouTubers’ relevance in the lives of Portuguese teenagers
Author(s)Pereira, Sara
Moura, Pedro
KeywordsIdentity
Sociability
Socialization
Teenagers
YouTube
YouTubers
Issue date2022
PublisherRoutledge
JournalThe Communication Review
CitationPereira, S., & Moura, P. (2022). Heavy viewers, few interactions: YouTubers’ relevance in the lives of Portuguese teenagers. The Communication Review, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/10714421.2022.2060684
Abstract(s)YouTube is one of the most popular websites amongst the Portuguese youth and their homegrown stars, the YouTubers, are beloved entertainers. This paper presents a qualitative study based on four focus groups with 36 teenagers, aged 12 to 16 years old, and it has three main objectives: to understand their motivations for using it; how this platform (and its contents and authors) interplay with their identity and socialization; and to acknowledge their perspectives on YouTube and YouTubers. It concludes that the sample is made up of very regular viewers, with critical insights on the platform and its contents and creators, but who, despite this overall popularity amidst friends and the easiness of ways to share their interests, regard YouTube and YouTubers as funny entertainers for more individual practices.
TypeArticle
DescriptionPublished online: 06 Apr 2022
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/76928
DOI10.1080/10714421.2022.2060684
ISSN1071-4421
e-ISSN1547-7487
Publisher versionhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/10714421.2022.2060684
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessEmbargoed access (2 Years)
Appears in Collections:CECS - Artigos em revistas internacionais / Articles in international journals

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