Talking Smack in Yo’ Face

May 19, 2008

A friend and school chum of Henry’s recently posted a video on YouTube questioning what the role of YouTube is in relation to traditional media.

They say: “”An attempt at reasoned dialog about YouTube as a communicative medium. Seriously.” How are people thinking about the effects of YouTube on society? What is unique about this new age of video sharing? Is it just a game that kids play to create alter-egos to insult others? Are hate speech and acts of violence a necessary consequence of allowing free video sharing? Does YouTube have far wider implications for social justice, religion and disenfranchised groups?”

Watch it, comment and add your two cents.


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