Editors' note: This is a guest column. See Kevin Yen's bio below.
Five years ago, when online video was just getting started, individuals flocked to platforms like YouTube to share their stories with the world under the mantra "Broadcast Yourself."
A half decade after YouTube's birth, the site exceeds 2 billion views a day. It seems that everyone--from music labels to mainstream Hollywood studios to television networks--has joined the movement. Amid this vibrant, fertile, and expanding landscape, a creative class of budding, do-it-yourself media moguls--part distributor, part content creator, part producer, part entertainer-- is emerging.
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