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An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube video notes

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 100
Professor
Debra Pentecost
Semester
Winter

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April 3, 2013 An Anthropological Introduction to Youtube by Michael Wesch (2008) - Youtube created a new platform for uploading videos when it was difficult to upload online before - There emerged a new community spanning across the world online - The web links people in a way never done before - User generated distribution moves content from place to place - New ‘mediascape’ created - Lots were happening with actual viewers in terms of participations whereas before, the media hardly got feedback - Strongest age groups making youtube videos were young adults and youths - Almost 10,000 (out of 200,000) videos were addressed to the Youtube community o “Hi Youtube”  Why??  In real life, there’s a loss of community (i.e. less free time to hang out, stores are massive corporatio
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