The Best Social Media Upload of 2008! (No Kidding!)

It’s from the blog “Radical Trust” and you must watch this!

Here’s what Colin Douma says:
I’ve listened to hundreds of keynotes this year, in person and online, regarding the social media revolution that’s now upon us. I always have a soft spot for those who see this medium for what it truly is: a cultural revolution, not a commercial one.

In order to understand social media, you must understand the cultural positioning of it. Who better to understand this than Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. You may remember his YouTube video which provided much needed context for the cultural impact of new media on society and culture, “Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us“.

This past summer Prof. Wesch uploaded a keynote entitled, An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube which he presented to the Library of Congress on June 23rd, 2008. Although it runs for a marathon of 55mins, it’s already received over 840,000 views, 760+ comments and nearly 50 video responses.

It is, by far, the most informed keynote I’ve seen regarding social media this year.


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