Centre for the Study of Communication and culture
This review essay will first examine the commonly accepted history of YouTube and how people have defined it. It will then turn to studies of YouTube itself, then to studies of some of the main uses for YouTube, ending with a particularly apt research use: to employ YouTube as a source of data.
Soukup, Paul A. (2014). Looking at, through, and with YouTube. Communication Research Trends, 33(3), 3-34.