The anthropology of YouTube video by Michael Wesch

Via the blog of Alec Couros.

If you watch only one video presentation this year …

If you really want to understand what participatory culture is about and how this is expressed through YouTube.

Then this video presentation by Michael Wesch is it.

Alec Couros writes:

Do yourself a favour and take some time to watch Professor Michael Wesch’s brilliant presentation to the Library of Congress, June 23, 2008. The video is 55 minutes long, but is an excellent backgrounder to social media, user-generated content, and online communities through the lens of anthropology.”

1 Comment The anthropology of YouTube video by Michael Wesch

  1. Avatarjames

    Agreed. Well worth the time to watch although you can ffwd past the discussion of some social tools like delicious and technorati if you already know about them.

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