Vlogbrothers (sometimes stylized as VlogBrothers ) is a video blog channel on YouTube . The Internet -based show is created and hosted by the Green brothers : John Green and Hank Green . The first incarnation of the brothers’ online broadcasting was the “Brotherhood 2.0” project, prior to the establishment of the regular vlogging activity through the Vlogbrothers channel.

The channel Vlogbrothers Was the first in What Would Become a larger portfolio of YouTube channels created and developed by the Greens, sparking a community of fans and supporters of Vlogbrothers, Known as Nerdfighters Individually, and Collectively as Nerdfighteria . Subscribers of the brothers on YouTube are the basis of the Nerdfighteria online community. The Green Brothers encourages their viewers to become a community by creating websites and various projects, like the Project for Awesome , as a way to engage with their subscribers. [2] [3]

Legally, Vlogbrothers is owned by Complexly (formerly named EcoGeek LLC), [4] which was originally solely owned by Hank, but now jointly owned by both Greens. [5]

Format and schedule

The Greens state that their vlog has no consistent format: “Really, it’s not about anything in particular. Whether we’re talking about our lives, making each other laugh, or trying to get something more important across, people seem to enjoy it. ” [6] [7] The channel passed on one million subscribers on March 5, 2013. [8] As of 2016, the brothers post two videos per week to their Vlogbrothers channel. John Green posts on Tuesday, and Hank Green on Friday.

Brotherhood 2.0 project

The Green brothers, Strongly inspired by the show with zefrank , [3] [9] devised the Brotherhood 2.0 project in late 2006. The project Was lancé on January 1, 2007, based on the premise que la brothers Would cease all text-based Communication for one year and, instead, converse by video blogs every weekday. The project was made available to the public on YouTube, as well as through the Brothers’ own Brotherhood 2.0 website. [10] [11] On July 18, 2007, Hank Green uploaded a video of himself playing and singing his song “Accio Deathly Hallows” in honor of the seventh Harry Potter book . [12] This video was the first Vlogbrothers video to make the front page of YouTube, and the starting point of the brothers’ success as vloggers. Toward the end of 2007, the brothers launched the first Project for Awesome campaign, in which YouTubers created innovative videos promoting their favorite charity, with the love that their promoted charity gains more awareness, and donations from viewers. [13] [14] The Brotherhood 2.0 Project ended on December 31, 2007. [15] However, the brothers decided to continue uploading videos on YouTube due to their popularity and growing fan base. The brothers launched the first Project for Awesome campaign, in which YouTubers created innovative videos promoting their favorite charity, with the love that their promoted charity gains more awareness, and donations from viewers. [13] [14] The Brotherhood 2.0 Project ended on December 31, 2007. [15] However, the brothers decided to continue uploading videos on YouTube due to their popularity and growing fan base. The brothers launched the first Project for Awesome campaign, in which YouTubers created innovative videos promoting their favorite charity, with the love that their promoted charity gains more awareness, and donations from viewers. [13] [14] The Brotherhood 2.0 Project ended on December 31, 2007. [15] However, the brothers decided to continue uploading videos on YouTube due to their popularity and growing fan base.

Post-Brotherhood 2.0

The Vlogbrothers in 2008

In their December 31, 2007 video, the brothers revealed their decision to continue vlogging even though the project had ended. [15] Following the conclusion of Brotherhood 2.0, a website was set up for their community, known as Nerdfighters. [16] The website was originally maintained solely by Hank Green, but is now updated and moderated by a group of community volunteers known as “Ningmasters”. New projects, videos, discussions, groups and forums all made by the Vlogbrothers fan community are uploaded daily. The brothers’ videos continues to be the basis of the online community known as ” Nerdfighteria “. [17]

Continuing the trend of their previous charitable endeavors, the Greens rallied their viewers to make micro-donations on Kiva.org . [18] The team Nerdfighters lending Was lancé in September, 2008. [19] As of March 2015, the Kiva Nerdfighters group ranks 7th on the website for total money loaned total through domestic and international microloans. [19] It has roughly 48,000 members who have loaned a collective total of over $ 5.3 million. [19]

On January 20, 2010, John Green went on paternity leave, and Maureen Johnson made his Henry.

Hank Green was interviewed by Forbes in May 2011. [20] During 2011 and 2012, the Green Brothers had their Vlogbrothers videos consistently featured on media outlets such as CBS News and Huffington Post . [21] [22] [23] [24] On September 14, 2012, Hank Green made a video celebrating the 1000th video on the Vlogbrothers channel that commemorated the brothers’ experiences over the previous 5 years. [25]

One million subscribers and continued growth (2013-present)

A Vlogbrothers video featuring both Hank and John Green

On January 15, 2013, they featured in “An Evening of Awesome at Carnegie Hall” celebrating the anniversary of John’s novel The Fault in Our Stars . [2] [26] The two-hour live streamed event also featured The Mountain Goats , Kimya Dawson , and Neil Gaiman . In February, John Green participated in a Google+ Hangout with Barack Obama during which John’s wife, Sarah Urist Green , also appeared. [27] Prior to this, she has not been seen on camera or in any of his blogs, preferring to join her husband on camera. Her elusive attitude gained her the nickname “The Yeti”. [28] On March 5, The channel hit 1 million subscribers and both brothers live-tweeted the occasion. [29]

Later, on June 25, John Green went on paternity leave for the birth of his second child, Alice, and Hannah Hart (MyHarto), Grace Helbig (itsgrace), Craig Benzine (wheezywaiter) , Rosianna Rojas (missxrojas), and the winners of the “Nerd Factor” competition: YouTube users MagicTurtle643 and NerdyAndQuirky. In November, John created a video discussing bullying in general, as well as his personal experience with getting bullied. [30]

On September 11, 2015, the Greens began listing all videos on the channel under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license . [31] Hank Green later clarified on Reddit that “We did not mention it, we just switched over. I’m not sure what people would do with Vlogbrothers video, but I want them to be able to do it.” [32]

On August 5, 2016, the project “How to Vote in Every State” was launched. It encourages viewers to register to vote with links to quick, comprehensive videos on how to do so for each state.

Reception

The Greens were able to find a dedicated audience, with Christian Today detailing “their message, celebrating nerdiness, education, science, and imagining others complexly, has resonated loudly across the globe.” [14]Margaret Talbot of The New Yorker has the themes of the video blogs, describing, “The tone of their monologues ranged from goofily informative … to wonkish.” Talbot added, “Many posts dispensed adult wisdom, but in a reassuringly modern way.” [28] However, Craig Rubens of GigaOM , gave a more critical review of the video blog, comparing it negatively to the show with zefrank . While Rubens stated that, ”

References

Citations

  1. Jump up^ “vlogbrothers YouTube Stats, Channel Statistics” . Socialblade . Retrieved January 8, 2017 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Kaufman 2013 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:b Green brothers 2009 .
  4. Jump up^ Green, H. 2016b.
  5. Jump up^ Green, H. 2014.
  6. Jump up^ Gilmore 2012.
  7. Jump up^ Inck 2011.
  8. Jump up^ Green, H. 2013.
  9. Jump up^ Green, H. 2007a.
  10. Jump up^ Schatz 2007.
  11. Jump up^ “Brothers Reconnect” 2008.
  12. Jump up^ Green, H. 2007b.
  13. Jump up^ Saleem 2007.
  14. ^ Jump up to:b Trimmer 2013 .
  15. ^ Jump up to:b Green brothers 2007 .
  16. Jump up^ Harry 2013.
  17. Jump up^ Fitzpatrick 2014.
  18. Jump up^ Trimmer 2008.
  19. ^ Jump up to:c “Kiva” nd
  20. Jump up^ Knapp 2011.
  21. Jump up^ Goodman 2011.
  22. Jump up^ Goodman 2012.
  23. Jump up^ “Tumblr: The Musical” 2012.
  24. Jump up^ “‘Vlogbrothers’ Tell You” 2012.
  25. Jump up^ Green, H. 2012.
  26. Jump up^ Romano 2013.
  27. Jump up^ Kellogg 2013.
  28. ^ Jump up to:b Talbot 2014 .
  29. Jump up^ Gutelle 2013.
  30. Jump up^ Goodman 2013.
  31. Jump up^ Green, H. 2015.
  32. Jump up^ Green, H. 2016a.
  33. Jump up^ Rubens 2008.

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