Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lauren Dauer- YouTube

On Thursday, November 10, 2011 I will be answering the question: Who Controls the Network?, with a case study done on YouTube. YouTube is growing at a tremendous rate with over 2 billions views. YouTube is shaping our society and even how the world communicates through online videos. YouTube like other great social media sites, has also been connected to scandals and controversies. Court cases and media acts have also been disputed because of YouTube and what has been place online, which I will be covering in my presentation. Copyright laws have also been a major issue for YouTube and their users. YouTube has made average individuals successful online celebrities. Some popular videos for example, Charlie Bit my Finger, have been viewed over 385 million times. Which in turn I pose the question do the YouTube user, or in general we the society, Control the network? It is an interesting question since we the society are the ones contributing to the library of YouTube’s videos. Stay tune for an intriguing and interesting presentation on YouTube as I answer the question Who Controls the Network?.

1 comment:

LKDauer said...

Last class I discussed YouTube and how YouTube has helped us control the network. Answering the question, Who Controls the Network?, I talked about different cases surrounding YouTube, issues relating to violence, and how individuals are making a profit off of original videos. http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/113715/cash-in-youtube-video-nytimes
This New York Times article is interesting in the aspect that it discusses how regular citizens are cashing in on their video skills.
We also watched a clip in class displaying a child being beaten by her father who is a Texas family judge. I discussed how some people are using YouTube as black mail or a way to bully others.
The clip can be found at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/judge-beat-daughter-remorseful/story?id=14873563
Overall YouTube is changing how we communicate as a community and share original videos. YouTube is also helping us control the network.