Archive for the 'YouTube' Category



04
Feb
08

What Do You Owe Your Subscribers?

Greetings! I’m very pleased that I was able to gather some very interesting comments made at the Hollywood meet up. Given the venue, I thought I would ask about people’s relationship to and thoughts about the people who watch their videos. Feel free to add your perspective. What do you feel that you owe your subscribers? Special Thanks to: smpfilms (Mr. Safety) SamProof granadajohn Missy nbwulf olgakay OhCurt Dave Foley littlepandaexpress GayGod Also, thanks to helpmefindparents for the screen shot of AnthroVlog at the end.
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29
Sep
07

What Defines a Community?

Scholars have argued for a long time about whether online groups can be considered communities. Of course, there are many different types of online groups, some of whom consider themselves a community and some who do not. Some people attribute Internet-based interaction to breaking up local communites. But as Wellman (1996) points out, for many people in the United States, people’s strongest social ties have not been local for quite some time. He argues that industrial forces have been changing the composition of our social networks over the course of the last hundred years–long before the Internet appeared on the scene.

In conducting online research among video sharing site participants, I’ve noticed that YouTube is vast with people relating positive and negative experiences they have had on the site. But what is particularly interesting to me is that in discussing whether or not YouTube feels like a community to them, the interviews revealed what the individuals defined as the characteristics of community. To me this is an important part of the video. Many different defintions of community are mentioned in this video both in text and images. Can you identify them? Which definitions seem most persuasive to you?

This footage was taken at the SouthTube meeting in Georgia on September 22-23, 2007.

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20
Sep
07

YouTube Your Way

(Originally posted July 9, 2007)

I talked with a number of people at the big 777 meet up in NYC. It was referred to as “777” because it took place on July 7, 2007. It was an amazing event and I enjoyed talking to people about things they liked about YouTube and suggestions they had to improve the dialogue between participants and YouTube. Many of the issues are not easy to find solutions to, but I enjoy hearing people’s opinions on these issues. Do you find yourself agreeing or disagreeing with the opinions expressed in the video? Special thanks to: NickyNik, Tejon, Craig and Blade376, Christine Gambito, Julie, Gary, Mike, and Myloflex

Video: http://anthrovlog.blip.tv/file/297280/

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20
Sep
07

YouTubers at Pixelodeon

(Originally posted: June 13, 2007)

Over the course of the last year, I’ve observed overlap between YouTube and the video blogging community, yet the communities somehow remain somewhat insular, with one prominent video blogger only recently posting to YouTube for the first time. In addition, I’ve spoken with many children and youth on YouTube who are not aware of many of the most visible members of the video blogging community. Nor are they are aware of many of the resources that this community provides to video bloggers. I found it especially interesting that several YouTubers came to Pixelodeon. In this video, they discuss some of their reasons, which included business interests, personal fun, and curiosity. I was especially interested in the comments about what it was like to sit with other YouTubers and watch videos. Scholars who study reception practices are especially interested in how interpretations and experiences change according to the conditions under which the videos may be viewed. I enjoyed hearing the YouTubers’ comments which I found very interesting. Some of their views and sentiments about video blogging are consistent with the values expressed by many video bloggers outside of YouTube as well.

Video: http://anthrovlog.blip.tv/file/265309/

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