DIALOGUES: You Tube: Its Own Parallel Universe - December 2019

Views. Creators. Subscribers. Vlogs. The SNF Dialogues discussed YouTube, and its transformation into the largest video platform in the world. What is the current state of affairs for content creators and viewers? How do changes to the platform affect the content that users upload, and how do YouTube’s algorithms drive its evolution?

DIALOGUES December: Wednesday, December 18 at the Fuzz Club, 209 Pireos Street and 1 Patriarchou Ioakim Street, Tavros.

Participants included:

Ilias Sousis, Head of Domestic Market and YouTube at Google Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus & Malta

and the YouTubers:

Jeremy | https://www.youtube.com/user/stunnerzz3g

Kathimerini Fysiki | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQXxfC5_Wvlx-eywB9EmaMw

Madame Ginger | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpVxyj6dImDECxfUMar8plw

Skrap | https://www.youtube.com/user/CaptainSkrap

Souzana's Beauty Secrets | https://www.youtube.com/user/sue7340

TechItSerious | https://www.youtube.com/user/TechItSerious

The Carrot Tards | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ZmYxqaZcv1gLw9fEuCD7Q

Panos Louridas, Head of Development at GRNET, Associate Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, talked about the algorithm and how the content recommended to users is determined.

Immediately following the discussion, the SNF DIALOGUES series celebrated two years of successful events with a party dedicated to all of you! Nikko Patrelakis, producer and DJ, brought his sounds to the party for a very special DJ set.

The DIALOGUES are curated and moderated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.

*The opinions expressed by DIALOGUES participants are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) or the SNF DAILOGUES team. Speakers’ remarks are made freely, without prior guidance or intervention from the team.

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