Last Thursday in "Pitch Perfect" we talked about spin. Here's a great example of "spinning" by using selective information.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Videogum has a point...viral video is getting kind of old. It peaked in 2006, what the article calls the "Golden Age" of YouTube. Now we're ready for some quality videos, that people actually spent time and effort on. With real networks like NBC, ABC, and Comedy Central uploading shows, there's competition in the works. Of course there's always room for a new star or a hilarious mash-up, but it has to actually be good (so long, Chocolate Rain!). Follow the link for an ode to the classics.
Looks like the internet media is finally taking a hit from the recession. Granted, it's not that knock-out blow that print media is facing, but still...
In today's economic climate, people are less likely to support risky internet start-ups with advertising. Of course the most popular sites will continue to be funded, but those borderline successful blogs and sites may have to look to other ways to stay afloat. Don't worry though, we're still sticking around! (Gawker)
Terrible pun, I know. With students spending more and more time online, Brightstorm goes to where they are. Brightstorm launched to the public today and offers up short, entertaining educational videos to students. It is backed by young entertaining teachers in a format that won't bore students.
While this site is great for students to check out on their own, I can't help but think that teachers might integrate some of these videos into the classroom. Most of them are short and can deliver content in an amusing way. Browse the site and check out a few of their videos.
My favorite video that I've seen from the site has to be Hamlet in 60 seconds.