A Flip video camera in one hand, an Angry Birds stuffed animal in the other, 12-year-old Matthew Tomsicek set out to create his next YouTube hit, adding to the 177 he’d already posted. Collectively they have been viewed 6 million times -- earning him more than $3,000 in ad revenue, and making him one of a new class of digital auteurs who turn YouTube popularity into profit. One YouTube official calls it, “the new age of lemonade stands” for young people. Several eclectic Internet celebrities hail from Massachusetts.
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