Roman Atwood is a popular YouTube personality famous for pulling pranks. His girlfriend, a repeated victim of Atwood’s hoaxes, was tricked again when he pretended their three-year-old son was killed in a fiery explosion. Is it really necessary?
One of the nuances Karl Marx failed to predict in his assessment of late stage capitalism—our current epoch of globalization and mass consumerism—is the steady lubrication provided by YouTube personalities on behalf of corporations pumping out useless shit for us to buy.
Four years ago, an account named "PewDiePie" uploaded a video to YouTube. It was about Minecraft. The video featured what sounded like a young man laughing heartily at an unlucky zombie that had gotten stuck in a tree. The commentary wasn't in English—it was in Swedish.