Few pleasures feel more innocent than watching a video of a cute baby doing something funny. We love that content so much that we’ve created a lucrative viral baby economy that is, on closer inspection, not so pure. Enterprising parents put their kids’ whole lives on YouTube. “Baby fails” is now its own thriving YouTube genre. And childhood itself is being molded to the internet’s expectations. Come gawk at the birth of “Internetting” Episode 7.
Here’s looking at your kids,