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The Boy who Lived and was Commemorated on YouTube

When teenager Caleb Bratayley – a member of one of YouTube’s most famous families - died this week, there was an outpouring of grief online. How did they become so popular?

When teenager Caleb Bratayley passed away this week, there was an outpouring of grief online. His was a member of one of YouTube’s most famous families, who became well known for simply uploading vast swathes of their day to day lives. Why did Bratayley become so popular, and why is there such a big audience for ‘family vlog’ channels?
We also hear from an Instagram user posting pictures of the good life… from Syria. He lives in Lattakia, in a part of the country largely untouched by the war.
Finally, we find out about Afghanistan’s first satirical Facebook page ‘Kabul Taxi’. Used to lampoon the country’s most powerful politicians, the page was recently taken down. It spawned dozens of tribute accounts, however, all serving the same purpose, and just this week the original page has been restored.

(Photo: Caleb Bratayley. Credit: Bratayley/YouTube)

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Sun 11 Oct 2015 23:32GMT

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