Girl YouTubers: Interaction, creation, and emotions during COVID-19 confinement
Keywords:kids, videoblog, YouTube, influencers, content creators, emotions, COVID-19
AbstractIn Spain, the COVID-19 pandemic forced absolute confinement from March 15 to July 21, 2020. On the other side of the screen, YouTubers girls and boys, creators of specific content for their peers, took the opportunity to increase their productions. This research examines 73 creations made during the confinement period by six Spanish YouTubers girls categorized as influencers by the number of reproductions and followers of their channels through content analysis to evaluate the interactions, content generated and subjective aspects of projection of the emotional state of these minors. The results show an increase in the number of interactors, positioning the female sector as the most prevalent gender. The contents have been related to the COVID-19 theme, while, in the emotional aspect, the influencers were not affected by the great sadness that hit Spain with the death of thousands of people.
How to Cite
Gil-Quintana, J., Ruiz Galisteo, A., & Romero-Rodríguez, L. M. (2023). Girl YouTubers: Interaction, creation, and emotions during COVID-19 confinement. Observatorio (OBS*), 17(1). https://doi.org/10.15847/obsOBS17120232171