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Daily Reel: ‘The Lonely Crowd’

Daily Reel: 'The Lonely Crowd'

Over at The Daily Reel, Scott Macaulay takes a look at some of the copycat vloggers making a splash post-Lonelygirl15. Check it out:

If you’re a cute, 21-year-old artist living in North Hollywood, can you post little video diaries on YouTube in which you talk about your friends and your somewhat ordinary life without being denounced by an angry online chorus as a Lonelygirl15 wannabe?

Not if you’re Cara Brimley, whose NoHoGirls is one of YouTube’s most popular group blogs at the moment. Wearing underwear or a long t-shirt, Brimley teases and poses, gives advice to girlfriends Blue and Cara, and wonders if her father is going to remember her birthday. Unlike the early diaries of Lonelygirl15, which embedded tiny bits of a storyline in what initially seemed like the random musings of a home-schooled teenager, the diaries of NoHoGirls mimic the natural inconsequence of much of everyday life.

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