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iJustine tells us about her first 10 years on YouTube

From oatmeal to apples, Justine Ezarik explains it all.

 

Rae Votta

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Published May 23, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 5:49 pm CDT

In collaboration with the Daily Dot, international YouTube superstar iJustine details her early days: from her first video—about instant oatmeal—to cultivating a following of 2.8 million subscribers.

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For 10 years Justine Ezarik has created YouTube content under the iJustine moniker, and now we finally get to know the motivation behind her early film choices in a new video.

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Like Scorsese and Spielberg, Ezarik takes us on a journey through her early YouTube days with a director’s commentary that sheds light on the artistic choices of works like the Oatmeal Project and Have You Seen My Stylus.

Ezarik illuminates key aspects of the videos, from explaining what a stylus or a palm pilot even is for the millennial audience, and how having an apple thrown at her head was a prediction of the rise of Apple a year later. 

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OK, so she might be exaggerating a bit, but her sense of humor is why Ezarik has been a fixture in the digital video community for a decade. We can’t wait to see what director’s commentary looks like in another 10 years.

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*First Published: May 23, 2016, 1:04 pm CDT