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An Anthropological Introduction to Youtube

Sorry for posting this kinda late, but I have another suggested “reading.” If you have some free time before class tomorrow check this out (it’s about an hour long):

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPAO-lZ4_hU[/youtube]

“An Anthropological Introduction to Youtube” is a lecture KSU professor Dr. Michael Wesch (creator of “The Machine is Us/ing Us”) presented to the Library of Congress in June 2008. It’s a great overview of the relationship between Youtube and a variety of emerging trends in today’s network culture.

memes

To add to Aaron’s list:

This talks about memes, lolcats and Failblog specifically.

This is kind of just an example of how internet phenomena spread so quickly- how people use twitter and blogging to make things such a big deal.