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Vlogbrothers

August 14th, 2013 12:50 PM

Hank and John Green began vlogging in 2007, when they decided to forgo text-based conversation for a year and solely talk to each other through YouTube videos. Six years later, they’ve launched their own platform called Subbable, which allows pay-what-you-want subscriptions for online content.

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9-1-1 Emergency Calls

August 13th, 2013 5:30 PM

Since most states consider these emergency telephone calls as public records, many of the more interesting recordings wind up on YouTube and television news stations.

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Mojave Phone Booth

August 13th, 2013 12:00 PM

In 1997, the number for this solitary phone booth located in the California desert spread online, causing dozens of people to call or travel there to pick up the phone. Though the booth itself was removed it 2000, on July 31st, a phone phreak reinstated the number for a new group of callers.

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YouTube Roleplay Accounts

August 12th, 2013 7:08 PM

These novelty YouTube accounts for fictional characters and celebrities date back to 2009, gaining a greater interest in 2011 after the introduction of comment replies and displayed profile photos.

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Black Twitter

August 10th, 2013 7:18 PM

This social movement on the website Twitter has been credited with killing the book deal for one of the jurors in George Zimmerman’s murder trial.

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