Google's YouTube Celebrates Its First-Ever 'Geek Week' Event
YouTube is giving geeks a week to celebrate their geekiness with special content slated for Aug. 4 through 10.Google's YouTube unit will celebrate the special geekiness of geeks with its first-ever "Geek Week" event that will provide a wide range of special geek-aimed content from Aug. 4 to 10. "There's never been a better time to be a geek," according to a July 24 post by the YouTube team on the YouTube Official Blog. "From 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Big Bang Theory,' to 'Harry Potter' and 'The Avengers,' geek culture is everywhere, attracting and connecting ever-expanding audiences. Today's obsession with all-things-geek has sparked a global community on YouTube, enabling fans around the world to express their love of superheroes, comics, gaming, science and sci-fi." With that in mind, the YouTube team is gathering its video resources to highlight and recognize the lives of geeks for one special Geek Week, according to the post. "With more than half of our top 20 non-music channels dedicated to geek culture, YouTube has become a top destination for fans everywhere to create, share and watch geek content." The event is being produced in conjunction with geek powerhouse Nerdist in the U.S. and Channel Flip in the U.K., according to the post, and will "showcase more than 100 channels that fans love, unveiling new videos, series premieres and creative collaborations, as well as highlighting some of the best geek videos and shows already on YouTube."
Each day of Geek Week will have a special theme and will be hosted by a different YouTube channel that will introduce the highlights of the day in a special daily video, according to the post.