- This article is about the YouTube channel. For the brothers who created it, see John Green and Hank Green
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|Slogan||Don't Forget To Be Awesome (DFTBA)|
|Type of site||YouTube channel|
|Created by||Hank and John Green|
|Launched||1st January 2007|
VlogBrothers is a video blog style channel on YouTube. The Internet-based show is created and hosted by brothers, John Green and Hank Green. The first incarnation of the brothers' online broadcasting was the "Brotherhood 2.0" project, preceding the establishment of the pair's regular vlogging activity through the VlogBrothers channel.
The Greens state that their vlog has no steadfast format: “Really, it's not about anything in particular. Whether we're talking about our lives, making each other laugh, or trying to get something more important across, people seem to enjoy it.” The followers of VlogBrothers are known individually as Nerdfighters, and as a collective as Nerdfighteria.
The channel passed one million subscribers on March 5, 2013.
Brotherhood 2.0 Project 
The Green brothers devised the Brotherhood 2.0 project late in 2006. The project was launched on January 1 of 2007, based on the premise that the brothers would cease all text-based communication for one year and, instead, converse by video blogs every weekday. The project was made available to the public on YouTube, as well as through the brothers' own Brotherhood 2.0 website. On July 18, 2007, Hank Green uploaded a video of himself playing and singing his song "Accio Deathly Hallows" in honour of the seventh Harry Potter book. This video was the first VlogBrothers video to make the front page of YouTube, and the starting point of the brothers' success as vloggers. The Brotherhood 2.0 Project ended on December 31, 2007. However, the brothers decided to continue uploading videos on YouTube due to having a growing fanbase and their popularity.
VlogBrothers after Brotherhood 2.0 
In their December 31, 2007, video, the brothers revealed their decision to continue vlogging even though the project had ended. Following the conclusion of Brotherhood 2.0, a website was set up for their community, known as nerdfighters. The website was originally maintained solely by Hank Green, but is now updated and moderated by a group of community volunteers known as the "Ningmasters". New projects, videos, discussions, groups and forums entirely made by the VlogBrothers fan community are uploaded daily. The brothers' videos continue to be the basis of the international community known as "Nerdfighteria".
The duo also created a sub-project of VlogBrothers called Truth or Fail, an interactive game show on YouTube. The game is often themed, and consists of five rounds of two statements each, relating to the theme. One statement is true, and the other is false. It is often hosted by Hank, but has had a variety of guest hosts including Charlie McDonnell, Elmify, and many more.
On January 21, 2010, John Green went on paternity leave and "Secret Sister" Maureen Johnson made videos in his place until February 10, 2010. John's only vlog during that period was on January 28, when he read from J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye as a eulogy/tribute to the author. Miles, the narrator of Green's first novel Looking for Alaska, is frequently compared to the narrator of The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield. John Green introduced his son Henry Green upon his return to vlogging on February 15, 2010.
Hank Green's video, The Ice Cream Changes, was featured on a CBS News article.
In January 2012 Hank started a side project channel entitled "SciShow" in which he discusses various science related topics. At the same time, the brothers started a series entitled "Crash Course" in conjunction with the graphics team Thought Bubble. Crash Course is meant to be a short-format education course in videos of 10 to 15 minutes in length, Hank teaching a biology course and John first teaching world history, before moving on to cover a short course in critical reading. The topics on videos uploaded onto SciShow varied; for example, one video detailed the origins of "cute".
Hank has also started a gaming channel, Hankgames. It features Hank, his wife Katherine, John, and occasionally Charlie McDonnell and Michael Aranda playing video games such as Minecraft, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and FIFA 11.
On January 15, 2013, they featured in 'An Evening of Awesome at Carnegie Hall' celebrating the anniversary of John's novel The Fault in Our Stars. The Evening of Awesome also featured The Mountain Goats, Kimya Dawson, and Neil Gaiman. It was a two hour livestreamed event and as of January 16, 2013, is available for viewing on the Vlogbrothers' main YouTube channel.
On February 2013, John Green participated in a Google+ Hangout with Barack Obama during which Green's wife Sarah was finally revealed to the world ending longterm speculation that she was in fact a yeti.
On March 5, 2013, the channel hit 1 million subscribers.
DFTBA is an initialism that stands for "Don't Forget To Be Awesome", the Green brothers' catchphrase, often followed by a hand sign (or "gang sign," as it is jokingly referred to by Hank and John). The Nerdfighter gang sign is the Vulcan salute from Star Trek done on both hands instead of just one, with arms crossed and palms facing inwards. Since the VlogBrothers have taken off, many t-shirts and posters have been made featuring the phrase. The brothers often use it to say goodbye at the end of their video blogs (or "vlogs").
DFTBA is also the name for a VlogBrothers' record label that helps to produce the music of several different independent groups. Several of the groups are members of the Youtube community, including Chameleon Circuit, Charlie McDonnell, NicePeter, Smosh and Rhett and Link, and Elliott Morgan & Joe Bereta of SourceFed.
Crash Course 
Crash Course is an educational channel that was launched by Hank Green and John Green as a secondary channel to VlogBrothers. Crash Course launched a preview on December 2, 2011. Having finished their courses on biology and world history, Hank and John both did mini-series on Ecology and Literature respectively. Now Hank is doing another year-long series on Chemistry and John on American History. Crash Course is funded by YouTube's $100 million dollar original channel initiative. The graphics of Crash Course videos are created by Thought Café
SciShow is a series of science-related videos on YouTube hosted by Hank. SciShow was launched as an original channel. Several different scientific fields are covered by SciShow. Among these are Chemistry. The videos on SciShow have a vast variety of different topics, such as nutrition, and "science superlatives". A SciShow video was featured on a CBS article.
See also 
- Vlogbrothers - Nerdy to the Power of Awesome Retrieved June 12, 2011.
- Leslie Kaufman (January 17, 2013). "A Novelist and His Brother Sell Out Carnegie Hall". The New York Times. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
- Log in om een reactie te plaatsen. "One Million Nerdfighters!". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
- Amy Schatz (28 September 2007). "Local Politics, Web Money". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
- Staff (20). "Brothers Reconnect Using Video Blogging". NPR. NPR. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
- "Dec 31: Goodbye Brotherhood 2.0". VlogBrothers. YouTube. December 31, 2007. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
- Log in om een reactie te plaatsen. (2007-12-31). "Dec 31: Goodbye Brotherhood 2.0". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
- Lou Harry (May 9, 2013). "Bestselling author Green to speak at Butler commencement". Lou Harry's A&E. Indianapolis Business Journal. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
- William Goodman (March 31, 2011). "Hilarious song: Bieber, Beatles, Slipknot, Rebecca Black, all stealing same notes". CBS News. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- Alex Knapp (May 3, 2011). "Q and A With Hank Green, Inventor of 2D Glasses". Forbes. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- William Goodman (September 6, 2012). "A double-dose of Internet education for you (on the history of "cute" and "spam")". CBS News. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- "'Tumblr: The Musical': Cats, Hipster Little Mermaid & GIFS (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. July 29, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- "'VlogBrothers' Tell You Why You Should Be Excited To Go Back To School (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. August 9, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- William Goodman (August 22, 2012). "Some interesting thoughts on whether college is "worth it"". CBS News. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- "An Evening of Awesome at Carnegie Hall". VlogBrothers. YouTube. January 15, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2013.
- Carolyn Kellogg (February 15, 2013). "See YA author John Green hang out with President Obama". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
- Jennifer Shore (November 9, 2012). "How 2 Brothers Turned a YouTube Experiment Into a Charitable Mission". Mashable. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
- "Yahoo Buys Tumblr". SourceFed. YouTube. May 20, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- crashcourse (7). "Crash Course!" (YouTube channel). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
- Justin Pot (April 7, 2012). "Crash Course: Entertaining YouTube Courses On History & Biology". MakeUseOf. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
- Janko Roettgers (February 16, 2012). "A first look at YouTube’s new TV stars". GigaOm. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
- Bart Leib (March 23, 2012). "Scishow & Crash Course: Why Isn’t School This Cool?". Wired GeekDad. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
- "Crash Course Preview". Crash Course. YouTube. December 2, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
- Joseph Flaherty (May 13, 2013). "Thought Café’s Altruistic Animated Infographics Help Nonprofits Grow". Wired. Retrieved May 15, 2013.