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vlogger

This is short for “video blogger”; a person who regularly posts films on the internet about some aspect of their lives — typically comedy, beauty, fashion, music, cooking, adolescent trials and tribulations.

If your teenager has locked themselves in their bedroom, chances are they have fallen under the spell of a vlogger. For the generation that has grown up with on-demand internet, traditional television with its strict broadcast schedules is anathema. Rather than viewed from the sofa in the...