Image - Mark Bergen with Shishir Mehrotra and Emily Chang

Past Event

Mark Bergen with Shishir Mehrotra and Emily Chang: Inside YouTube’s Chaotic Rise to World Domination

What’s the last video you watched on YouTube? Across the world, people view more than a billion hours of video on YouTube every day. This digital platform created the attention economy that forever changed how we consume information and entertainment.

Everyone knows YouTube. And yet virtually no one knows how it really works.

Mark Bergen’s Like, Comment, Subscribe reveals the inside story of YouTube’s revolutionary technology and business model. Bergen offers a deep account of how the company upended media, culture, industry and democracy and unleashed an addiction machine that forever changed the world.


Photo by David Paul Morris.

September 19, 2022

The Commonwealth Club of California
United States

Image - Mark Bergen

Mark Bergen

Technology Journalist; Author, Like, Comment, Subscribe: Inside YouTube's Chaotic Rise to World Domination; Twitter @mhbergen

Image - Emily Chang

Emily Chang

Host, Bloomberg Technology and Studio 1.0; Twitter @emilychangtv

Image - Shishir Mehrotra

Shishir Mehrotra

Co-founder and CEO, Coda


3:30–4:30 p.m. program
(all times PDT)


$5 members
$30 members with a book
$10 nonmembers
$35 nonmembers with a book