I stumbled upon this YouTube series in which a girl names Alyx uses various apps and websites to meet potential dates and then films her dates with these people. There are many layers to this series – the use of the apps to connect with others, the filming of the dates, the publishing of the date videos on a YouTube channels that gets hundreds of thousands of views, and the community of people that engage using a specific hashtag. Through this, I considered ideas of digital intimacy, community, and online identity.
I linked the series here for educational purposes…also because it is hilariously addicting. Enjoy!