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04 APRIL 2014

YouTube: new forms of community, expression, identity, interaction

"This is the third lecture in a series titled 'Digital Natives,' referring to the generation that has been raised with the computer as a natural part of their lives, especially the young people who are currently in schools and colleges today. The series seeks to understand the practices and culture of the digital natives, the cultural implications of their phenomenon and the implications for education to schools, universities and libraries.

According to Wesch, it took tens of thousands of years for writing to emerge after humans spoke their first words. It took thousands more before the printing press appeared and a few hundred again before the telegraph did. Today a new medium of communication emerges every time somebody creates a new web application. 'A Flickr here, a Twitter there, and a new way of relating to others emerges,' Wesch said. 'New types of conversation, argumentation and collaborations are realized.'

Enter YouTube, which is not just a technology. 'It's a social space built around video communication that is searchable, taggable and mashable,' Wesch said. 'It is a space where identities, values and ideas are produced, reproduced, challenged and negotiated in new ways.'"

(Library of Congress, 22 May 2008)

Fig.1 Michael Wesch, 23 June 2008, Library of Congress [http://mediatedcultures.net/]

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Liam Birtles
30 MAY 2011

Mashup 101: product placement via fake cable access show

"To the world this was a cable access arts and crafts show where an 89–year old hip woman known as Sue Teller taught her audience 'how to make something new from something old.'

The show did not only function as a really subtle product placement advertising campaign for Mountain Dew, it also promoted DIY user–friendly technologies and social networking. Not to mention recycling as a mayor green trend, without ever mentioning the word green. Now that is clever marketing!

It was created by Ecopop in response to the rising interest in DIY principles."

(Trend Hunter Inc., 24 October 2008)

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Simon Perkins
23 MAY 2008

What KateModern did next

"Billed as a cross between Buffy and Skins, the supernatural drama''s second series killed off its main character in January, and now everyone is a suspect. KateModern is the brainchild of the team behind LonelyGirl15, an American web–based video series that was initially thought to be the video blog of a real person, until the writers admitted it was fictional.

This blurring of fiction and reality, with unknown actors wandering round with hand–held cameras and audience participation, is being hailed as the future of drama. It is cheap, has a quick turnaround, and, in its brand integration (Apple iMacs, for example, are everywhere) is self–funding outside the confines of conventional advertising."
(The Guardian, March 3 2008)

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Simon Perkins
12 OCTOBER 2006

Lonelygirl15: True-life Confessions Revealed As Fiction

The apparently real story of Bree (Jessica Rose) and Daniel's relationship ups and downs aired on YouTube vlog site has been revealed to be a fiction. Internet savvy filmmakers Greg Goodfried, Ramesh Flinders and Miles Beckett created the lonelygirl15 series that stars Aotearoa/New Zealand actress Jessica Rose from Mount Maunganui. The series demonstrates the viability of Internet blogging as a broadcast medium to rival TV.

View report on NZ television Campbell Live: Lonely Girl 15.

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29 SEPTEMBER 2006

Fictional web series exploits YouTube 'video response' feature

"It began with a lonely girl reaching out to the world from her bedroom. lonelygirl15 flipped on her webcam on June 16th, 2006, and in the course of a few short months millions rallied around her cry for help. Her parents followed a strange religion, the Hymn of One, and were preparing lonelygirl15, Bree, for a mysterious ceremony. With the help of her friend Daniel, and a passionate community of online friends, Bree exposed the true nature of her parent's religion, and fled for her life."
(EQAL, Inc.)

[lonelygirl15 exploits the YouTube 'video response' feature. In doing so it enables multiple independent video clips to be associated with each other to form a single interactive narrative 'web series'.]

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2006Amanda GoodfriedBreeconfession • Danielbeast • fictionGreg Goodfriedinteractive narrativeJessica RoseLG15LonelyGirl15mediumMiles Beckettonline dramaRamesh Flindersresponseself-shotsvideo responsevlogweb serieswebisode • Yousef Abu-Taleb • YouTube

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Simon Perkins
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