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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 advertising."

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