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The Sea of Weirdness that is YouTube…Understanding the Viral Video

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Epic drum sounds roll in…finally a deep voice speaks….

“With the genesis of the personal computer, the abundance of video-capturing devices smaller than a tube of lip-balm…and our growing desire for internet-dependent social interaction…came YouTube.  Perhaps we were not prepared…for the weirdness…the eccentric brilliance…and the utter stupidity that ensued. It expanded beyond our control…it is now a beast all it’s own…a pulsating ball of e-carnage!  To help us navigate this sea of strangeness, to help us understand human behavior and to offer rules and bearings for would-be YouTube film-makers… came Brett Erlich and his Viral Video Film School.  Please watch, understand, and do your part to tame the beast…”   -Luke

 

Efforts to provide a “kosher” Internet

“It’s odd work for this trio, dressed modestly and wearing wigs in keeping with their beliefs. But it’s their job at Israel’s first ultra-Orthodox Internet provider, Nativ, as it tries to launch a product that could transform the traditionally sheltered community: kosher Internet.”  -Edmund Sanders, LA Times

Do you think kosher internet would allow images of meat and dairy to be on the same page?

LINK:  Efforts to provide a kosher Internet – latimes.com.