Archive for the 'YouTube' Category

10
Jun
09

Research on YouTube’s Popular Videos

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I had the opportunity to speak with Jean Burgess and Joshua Green about their new book, called YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture. They completed a large-scale content survey of certain categories on YouTube that might be seen as “the most popular.” Here, they talk a bit about what they found and whether or not prior assumptions that have been reported about YouTube’s content lined up to the videos they examined in their sample.
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24
Jun
08

Midwest Gathering

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I found it fascinating to see people’s comfort zones and boundaries with video making being pushed at this gathering of YouTube participants in Minneapolis.
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21
Apr
08

Best Tube San Diego

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Things didn’t go as I had planned that day. I had a topic all set to go. But when I got to the meet up I felt kind of mellow and had a more experiential time, rather than trying to accumulate a lot of interviews. I guess I wanted to spend time with people I have been meeting at the gatherings, and that is what the footage reflects. I’m always amazed at what the footage “tells you.”
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09
Apr
08

Asking about Analytics

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How much do you rely on analytics? Do you use them for professional reasons, or for your own interest? If you don’t use them, why is that?
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05
Mar
08

Dance Anywhere

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I really enjoyed hearing the philosophy expressed by danceanywhere’s channel. I’m always interested in different types of art and the energy and joy that can be derived from experimenting with some of its boundaries.
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28
Feb
08

Video Reciprocity

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Reciprocity is defined as a sense of mutual obligation people may feel toward each other. One way that anthropologists try to understand different social relationships is to examine the kinds of reciprocity that individuals or members of social groups have toward one another. Among video bloggers, do you feel a sense of reciprocity to watch and comment on their videos? Why or why not?
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20
Feb
08

A Video Summit

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This is a video blog I made to highlight some important themes that emerged from the DIY 24/7 video summit held at USC. The event spanned three days and included screenings of many different genres, academic panels, and hands-on workshops. I include some conversations I had with a few of the curators and participants. For more information see: http://www.video24-7.org/
I encourage people to check out the full videos, including the Open Youth Networks project on YouTube that Mindy Faber is heading up. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfJd0Q8HjPw 

If you are not familiar with vidding (the subject of the second interview with Professor Coppa) see: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/videos/2008/01/28/pressure-a-metavid-by-the-california-crew/

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