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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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Online Stars Feel Cheated As YouTube, Facebook Battle Over Videos

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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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For Online Video Stars, YouTube Is No Longer The Only Stage

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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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One Family Revitalizes A Small Town With, Yes, Quilts

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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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Beyond Cat Videos: YouTube Bets On Production Studio 'Playgrounds'

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A screengrab shows YouTube user DisneyCollector opening an egg surprise toy on one of her many videos. DisneyCollector's channel has more than 2 million subscribers. DisneyCollector/YouTube hide caption

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Surprise! Kids Love Unboxing Videos Too

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