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These Korean shoppers are sexing up online product reviews

Talk about an endorsement. 

On Jan 27, 2014 by EJ Dickson

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How YouTube is failing women

The women of YouTube are stuck on the outside looking in—defenseless and forced to figure out ways to protect themselves, on- and offline.

On Sep 23, 2013 by Gaby Dunn

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YouTube puts an end to the ‘reply girls’ reign of spam

Effective Sept. 12, YouTube will no longer allow video responses, a feature that users have long manipulated for pageviews and profit. 

On Aug 28, 2013 by Gaby Dunn

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The top 10 most influential people on YouTube in 2012

These 10 prominent users changed the conversation and helped push YouTube further into the mainstream eye than ever before.

On Dec 18, 2012 by Chase Hoffberger

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The Daily Dot theme song

One year, 3 million served, and finally, a catchy tune to call our very own.

On Aug 24, 2012 by David Holmes

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Why Aimee Davison wants to “Save the Boobs” on YouTube

Does YouTube need a new advertising category so attractive women can get paid for their videos? One prominent user certainly thinks so. 

On Jul 13, 2012 by Chase Hoffberger

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Advanced UAV beats YouTube haters at their own game

The 13-year-old gaming prodigy has amassed roughly 10,000 subscribers for his commentary on the Call of Duty series. 

On Jun 8, 2012 by Fruzsina Eördögh

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Confessions of a reply girl: Alejandra Gaitan bares all

You’ve seen her response videos. Now learn why the 24-year-old college dropout manipulated YouTube’s algorithms and sparked a site-wide controversy. 

On May 16, 2012 by Fruzsina Eördögh

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Why YouTube’s reply girls are here to stay

Where there’s a will–and financial incentive–there’s a way for the cleavage-baring reply girls to manipulate YouTube’s system.

On May 8, 2012 by Fruzsina Eördögh

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Reply girls return: YouTube’s attempts to stop suggestive spam have failed

Tittiepocalypse is back. With a vengeance.

On Apr 30, 2012 by Fruzsina Eördögh

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Framed by Bots! Inside a YouTube scandal

Dire Boris was booted on YouTube. The commenting duo say they were framed by their enemy, a reply girl.

On Apr 6, 2012 by Fruzsina Eördögh

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YouTube’s traffic still affected by the Reply Girls

YouTube altered its algorithm in response to the reply girls phenomenon, but did it work?

On Mar 29, 2012 by Fruzsina Eördögh

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YouTube saved! How bots nearly destroyed the site

If it weren’t for a community uproar, would Google have fixed YouTube’s latest problem?

On Mar 21, 2012 by Fruzsina Eördögh

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YouTube seeks to shut down reply girls

An algorithm emphasizes time spent on the site over clicks. Will this end Tittiepocalypse?

On Mar 14, 2012 by Fruzsina Eördögh

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YouTube reply girl Megan Lee Heart says she was just kidding

Those bosomy, content-free responses to popular videos? All a big prank, says one prominent reply girl. She’s not the only one quitting the spammy genre.

On Mar 6, 2012 by Fruzsina Eördögh

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