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Like, Comment, Subscribe by Mark Bergen
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Sep 06, 2022 | ISBN 9780593296349

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Named an Amazon Editors’ Choice 

“Anyone with an Internet connection knows just how much of a technological and cultural behemoth the site has become since then, and Bergen offers a revealing look at how YouTube has struggled with that growth. . . . The fast-paced story explores YouTube’s challenges, including its handling of misinformation about the 2020 election and the coronavirus pandemic. It sharply explains how YouTube’s economy has changed over time, and the backlash it’s faced from creators and users over those changes.”
—Andrew DeMillo, AP

“Mark Bergen has delivered the definitive look at how YouTube came to be and how the service has forever changed our society. Via meticulous reporting and enthralling story-telling, Like, Comment, Subscribe takes the reader on a journey as a small, whimsical idea morphs into something that alters our collective culture in the most profound of ways—for better and for worse.”
—Ashlee Vance, author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

“Mark Bergen’s Like, Comment, Subscribe is the intricately-reported, elegantly-crafted story of the website that came out of nowhere to change everything.”
—Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store and Amazon Unbound
 
“An absorbing, alarming, and essential modern history of Silicon Valley’s supersized platform age. YouTube has redefined celebrity, upended entertainment and politics, and unleashed the best and worst of humanity online. Mark Bergen’s deeply reported page-turner takes us on the company’s journey from scrappy startup to internet juggernaut, revealing the dark consequences of the pursuit of growth at any cost.”
—Margaret O’Mara, author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America

“A vivid, rollicking ride through the fluorescent-lit halls of one of the most powerful companies in the world as it struggles to steward one of the most anarchic yet culture-defining inventions of our time. Bergen has a novelist’s eye, a poet’s ear and a business journalist’s deadpan command of the heart of the matter. So engrossing I missed my train stop.”
—Keach Hagey, author of The King of Content

“Intruiging. . . . Those curious about how YouTube got to be the behemoth it is should pick this up.”
Publishers Weekly

“Powerful insight into a ubiquitous yet still shadowy company.”
Kirkus Reviews, “Most Anticipated Books of the Fall”

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