YouTube Conference presentation – September 2016, Middlesex University
Popular stories in the media speak enthusiastically of the rise of teenage vloggers, who use the medium of YouTube to express themselves. However, in the United Kingdom, the retired population is rising and statistics show that growing numbers are using digital technology and the internet for more than search functions and buying goods online. Indeed, a small number are creating and sharing self-created content on platforms such as YouTube. This is a section of society often ignored in qualitative internet research. This paper case studies the retired vblogger, Peter Oakley, who was interviewed as part of a wider examination into how retirees create and share content on the internet.