Myles Dyer has lived and breathed YouTube as a video blogger for over a decade, experimenting with the platform in a variety of ways to see how it can be utilised as a platform for social change.
From developing a theory on how video blogging can help remedy aspects of depression, to receiving a video response from the leader of his country, to creating the world’s first online 24-hour live broadcast charity fundraiser (Stickaid), Myles has learned firsthand how significant the power of online community truly is.
This fireside chat will look back at the ten years of video blogging Myles has undertaken, exploring the many challenges he has faced and lessons learned.
Pioneer Youtuber: Myles Dyer
How can video blogging be used as a vehicle for social change? Myles Dyer first dipped his toe into YouTube in 2006, and has spent a decade exploring its potential to shape and inspire communities. He has created videos on a range of subjects including education, wellbeing, activism, politics and entertainment, earning over 10 million views and close to 50,000 subscribers.
Myles profile has enabled him to work with organisations such as UNICEF, the Guardian and the BBC, and launch his projects such as the 24-hour non-stop live broadcast fundraiser known as Stickaid. He creates subscription-funded weekly videos on YouTube and Facebook, while also offering consultancy around video strategy.
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