YouTube is Big Fun And Useful
Nov 21, 2008, 08:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)
"Naturally the MAFIAA and their ilk can't stand the idea of not
profiting from other people's work, but I think it's great stuff. I
love the mis-heard lyric music videos, like Crazy Indian Video...
Buffalaxed! and Have You Ever Seen Lorraine?. How else could you do
something like that-- with puppets? Video tape? Super 8 movies?
It's the modern version of "hey gang, let's put on a show!"
"Naturally marketing persons see it as a golden opportunity to
shove their wares in front of our eyeballs, and I think it's a good
venue for that. Because we viewers have to opt-in-- if we don't
want to watch something, they have no way to force us. So their
videos better offer something of value, like entertainment and good
information. You know, the two ingredients missing from most