12018-03-07T09:42:29-08:00Raphael Rosalen1715e039fde07f4d095d0f33f3c5ebb5520e0fb3293483plain2018-03-10T13:06:45-08:00Raphael Rosalen1715e039fde07f4d095d0f33f3c5ebb5520e0fb3The effect of this authenticity present in vlogs is that it blurs the line between creator and viewer, reminding viewers of face-to-face communication and encouraging them to keep watching and come back for more content. On YouTube, everyone seems to be a participant in the same interactive community (Burgess & Green). Every creator is a viewer and every viewer is a creator in terms of producing comments and continuing the conversation. Directly addressing viewers gives vlogs a feeling of interpersonal communication and invites feedback (Burgess & Green). It makes viewers feel like they are a part of a conversation, unlike watching television or a film from the outside, which encourages them to come back for more.
12018-03-10T13:04:10-08:00LGBTQ+ Advice: Bigot Grandma, Getting Tested, First Pride - Tyler Oakley7In this video, Tyler Oakley gives advice to his viewers. With clips of the viewers asking questions directly into the camera, this video not only brings both the viewers and the creator to the same level, but it also takes the vlog watching experience one step closer to the simulation of a real-life conversation where both parties are present and looking at each other.plain2018-03-20T06:19:00-07:00