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Interview with Peter Oakley a.k.a YouTube’s geriatric1927
"I use the internet to talk with people from China to Sweden, England to America, practically everyday. It certainly has enriched my life. I couldn't live without the internet now!"
Peter Oakley is better known by his pseudonym geriatric1927 on the popular video sharing website YouTube. He is an inspiring figure for older people who are looking to engage with the online world, showing people that the internet is for everyone.
Making his YouTube debut in August 2006 with Telling it all, a series of five- to ten-minute autobiographical videos entitled, Peter gained immediate popularity with a wide section of the YouTube community, a leading member of the much heralded Web 2.0 generation of web sites, others being sites like MySpace and Wikipedia.
His unforeseen rise has been widely reported by international media outlets and online news sources and blogs, gaining YouTube much publicity along the way. After resisting all media attention for a long time (including requests for interviews, photographs, and attempts to identify him), insisting that he only wished to converse with the YouTube community in an informal and personal way, Peter finally gave his first interview, for the BBC's The Money Programme, which was aired on BBC Two on 16 February 2007.
He has over 50,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel and is ranked 34th most popular channel on the website.His videos on the site regularly atttract over 100,000 views and he recently posted his 200th video online!