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You didn’t make the Harlem Shake go viral—corporations did – Quartz
"The advertisers and agencies who spent the week after the Super Bowl looking for the next big thing in social media spent the weekend after the Super Bowl believing they had found it: because of the tweets by Maker and Mad Decent, they started copying the Florida longboarders, doing a two steps removed imitation of George Miller dancing to “Harlem Shake,” believing it to be a pure product of the YouTube community. "
internet  memes  culture  marketing  business  social-media  originality  youtube 
april 2013 by tsuomela
YouTube
The data reveal that a complex, symbiotic relationship has developed between citizens and news organizations on YouTube, a relationship that comes close to the continuous journalistic "dialogue" many observers predicted would become the new journalism online. Citizens are creating their own videos about news and posting them. They are also actively sharing news videos produced by journalism professionals. And news organizations are taking advantage of citizen content and incorporating it into their journalism. Consumers, in turn, seem to be embracing the interplay in what they watch and share, creating a new kind of television news.
pew-research  media  journalism  youtube  online  video  sharing  social-media  news  news-sources 
july 2012 by tsuomela
News: To Profs, YouTube Tops Twitter - Inside Higher Ed
"Probing the uses of nine different types of social media among professors, the study found that professors consider YouTube the most useful tool by far -- for both teaching and non-classroom professional use. Nearly a third of respondents said they instructed students to watch online videos as homework, and about 73 percent said they thought YouTube videos were either somewhat or very valuable for classroom use, regardless of whether they use them currently.

Other Web 2.0 tools fared less well among the professors -- particularly the tools with the most currency in broader culture. Only 2 percent of the professors said they used Twitter in class, and another 2 percent said they used it for professional purposes outside the classroom. Slightly more said they could see at least some value in the microblogging site, but those long-sellers still amounted to less than a tenth of all respondents."
social-media  twitter  youtube  academic  class  teaching  pedagogy  education  professor  student 
april 2011 by tsuomela
digital digs: from immaterial labor to immaterial profits
Perhaps what is going on here is a new kind of crisis/tragedy of the commons. Unlike the old commons that gets fished-out or over-grazed, the digital commons appears to be this endless supply of storage and bandwidth. However obviously those things do cost money to someone, and while both have gotten cheaper, in the volume being used by YouTube or Facebook, it adds up quickly.
peer-production  user-generated-content  youtube  money  labor  commons 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Khan Academy
The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywher
education  video  youtube  screencast 
october 2008 by tsuomela

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