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Pope Francis' embracing of the digital world and social media has given new meaning to the word "followers" for the Catholic Church. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jack Douglass says he lost thousands of dollars when his YouTube video was uploaded to Facebook. YouTube hide caption

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Anna Akana, a bespectacled, 25-year-old comedian who writes, directs and stars in skits about everything from personal stories, to friendship and even dealing with anxiety, says she is sort of over YouTube. Anna Akana/Screenshot via YouTube hide caption

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Alan Doan likes the fact that Missouri Star Quilt Co. is following in the footsteps of fellow Hamilton native J.C. Penney, but Doan's never been into an actual J.C. Penney store. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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A new Manhattan studio joins YouTube Spaces in London, Tokyo and Los Angeles. Media analysts say YouTube hopes content produced there will ultimately get viewers to stay longer on the site. YouTube hide caption

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