Presenting Self: A Celebrification in Online Video Sharing
Available Online November 2018.
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- Capital, Celebrification, Habitus, Self, YouTube.
- The paper aimed to explore the construction of the so-called self-celebrification in online video sharing. Vloggers can be famous by sharing their videos in digital platform without having to be an expert. Moreover, they can simply share their lifestyles and daily activity. Subscribers, viewers, and comment become the indication of their stardom. The phenomenon is triggered by the changes in the entertainment consumption from broadcast to online media. As one of the most popular digital platforms, YouTube is one off the most-used video sharing platform. The usage of qualitative method in the study combines interview and close analysis using habitus theory by Bourdieu. The examination of many YouTube video sharing reveals that YouTubers stimulate certain identity related to their capital and habitus. The construction of self also shows a crisscrossing between public and private. The intersection enables vloggers to create intimacy; however, it can as well create a tension between YouTubers and their fans. The YouTubers may make a boundary for certain things for their privacy, which opposes the desire of their fans to know more about their idols.
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TY - CONF AU - Nungki Heriyati PY - 2018/11 DA - 2018/11 TI - Presenting Self: A Celebrification in Online Video Sharing PB - Atlantis Press SP - 167 EP - 171 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icobest-18.2018.37 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icobest-18.2018.37 ID - Heriyati2018/11 ER -