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  • Clive 9:48 pm on May 28, 2008 Permalink
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    YouTube, citizenship and democracy 

    YouTube has successfully inserted itself into the policy process by providing 10 Downing Street a platform for “Ask the PM” (tip of the hat to CitizenTube).
    Prime Minister Gordon Brown asks, on video of course, for questions from the public about globalization, health, climate change, and more. Questions are being accepted through 6/21 though the site claims this
    will be a regular event. Voting on questions starts on 5/26. Sorry, only UK residents may participate.

    Ultimately, video is at its most powerful when it tells a compelling story. According to the Washington Post, video of a blocked latrine at Fort Bragg has led to a Presidential toilet inspection and Army inspections of more than 180 other installations.

  • Clive 2:07 pm on January 3, 2008 Permalink |
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    YouTube channel for ‘cultural identity’ 

    There is now a YouTube channel for the unit ‘Cultural Identity’


    • okathleen 9:28 pm on December 3, 2008 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This is a great idea. Is it straightforward to set up?
      Would be useful for Salford Museum and Indy Study. Still trying to access the cloud/word thingy… just knocks it back.

  • Clive 5:52 pm on October 14, 2007 Permalink |
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    Henry Jenkins on YouTube 


    The following is adapted from remarks I made at the International Communications Association conference in San Francisco this past week. I was asked to be part of a plenary session organized by Fred Turner, “What’s So Significant about Social Networking?: Web 2.0 and Its Critical Potential,” which also featured Howard Rheingold, Beth Noveck, and Tiziana Terranova. We had ten minutes to speak so I took this as a challenge and offered nine big ideas about the place of YouTube in contemporary culture. Many of these ideas will be familiar to regular readers of this blog since most of them have evolved here over the past year, but I thought you might find them interesting distilled down in this form. (For those who may be joining us from the ICA crowd, I’ve included links back to the original posts from which these ideas have evolved.)

  • Clive 9:19 am on September 6, 2007 Permalink |
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    History of YouTube 

  • Clive 10:00 am on August 31, 2007 Permalink |
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    European Commission on YouTube 


    Even the European Commission wants to be seen on YouTube. In June it launched its own channel on YouTube, called – you guessed it – EU Tube.

    “This initiative reflects the Commission’s commitment to better explain its policies and actions on issues which concern citizens across the EU – such as climate change, energy or immigration”, explained Margot Wallström, the Commission’s Vice-President for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy.

    Users can watch approximately 50 video clips on a wide-range of topics. Among the most viewed are clips from European films – mostly highly erotic sequences – serving as advertisements for MEDIA, the EU audiovisual support programme.

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