The Message

#This blog is answering the question: Müller argues that: despite the more diverse forms of participation that video-sharing sites allow in comparison to mass media, “the quality discourse on YouTube works to structure possible acts of audiovisual participation to well-established conventions and standards” (Reader, page 287). NOTE: YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ANSWER THIS … Continue reading

YouTube: the ‘you’ matters!

# this blog is answering the question: While discussing YouTube, José van Dijck argues that the site’s interface influences the popularity of videos through ranking tactics that promote popular favourites (Reader, page 94). How do ranking tactics impact on the formation online ‘communities’?  YouTube = the ‘you’ matters, it’s an online community! But what is … Continue reading

youtube: new media’s emphasis on share, share, share!

“I had this guy leave me a voice mail at work so I called him at home and then he e-mailed me to my Blackberry and so I texted to his cell and then he e-mailed me to my home account and the whole thing just got out of control. And I miss the days … Continue reading