A one-woman media phenomenon and a leading YouTube influencer takes readers behind the camera, and deep inside her world.
Justine Ezarik has been tech-obsessed since unboxing her family’s first Apple computer. By sixth grade she had built her first website. A decade later, she became one of the Internet’s first—and most popular—“lifecasters,” inviting people around the world to watch her every move, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. But it was a one-minute video about an itemized AT&T bill that gave Justine her first taste of viral success: Within ten days of release, her “300-page iPhone bill” had garnered more than 3 million views and international media attention. These days, iJustine is a one-woman new media phenomenon: The popular techie, gamer, vlogger, and digital influencer has an army of nearly 3.5 million subscribers across multiple YouTube channels, with total views approaching half a billion.
Now, Justine is giving friends and fans a look behind the scenes, sharing never-before-told stories about the hilarious (and sometimes heartbreaking) reality of sharing your life online. With her trademark wit and delightfully weird sense of humor, Justine delivers an inspirational message in support of creativity, entrepreneurship, and the power of staying true to yourself, while reminding readers that the Internet is a very small world—you just never know who you’re going to meet.
Justine Ezarik (a.k.a. iJustine) is a gadget and technology expert, actress, host of AOL’s HardWired, and one of the most subscribed-to personalities on YouTube. She has partnered with an array of corporate clients, including Microsoft, Intel, Mattel, Nikon, Ford, GE, Lionsgate, and Samsung. Recently, she starred in the “District Voices” web series, promoting the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I, and an international campaign for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, directed by Guy Ritchie. Justine has been nominated for two Teen Choice awards, four Streamy Awards, and is the winner of the People’s Voice Webby Award for Best Web Personality/Host. She has been named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 50 Most Powerful Digital Players, was called the “most influential person online” by Fast Company, and ranked No. 6 on The Daily Beast’s 2012 Digital Power Index (one of only nine women, including Sheryl Sandberg and Arianna Huffington, to make the list). Justine has also appeared on shows such as The Talk, FOX’s Studio 11, The Rachael Ray Show,The Vampire Diaries, Criminal Minds, Law & Order, E!, MTV, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and was co-host of NBC’s reality challenge show, Escape Routes.