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ENC 1101: Writing Academic Arguments

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Prompt #15
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kayleythomas wrote in uf_enc1101
The readings for Wednesday offer views of how YouTube and the Internet provide the opportunity for anyone to be a star - or an anti-star. Find a video on YouTube - one that you're already familiar with or something new - that has gained the creator attention (ie. lots of views and comments). What does the video contain? What is its purpose? How does the creator describe the video in the information? What are the responses like? Does the creator respond to the responses and how so?

The video can have to do with anything - from World of Warcraft freakouts to pranks or political manifestos - surf around and see what you find. I'll most likely choose some from your responses to view and discuss in class.
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Bo Yo Rap is about a teenager, about 18-19 years old, who raps about random stuff. The purpose of this video is to get people interested in his raps and to make people laugh. Bo Yo is a white rapper who speaks in proper english. This is not common for a rapper. Bo Yo tells people not to judge him based on his color in the rap. His rap is extremely funny. It has over 10 million views which is a lot for a youtube video. A lot of the responses say that he is really funny, and pretty good for a white rapper. Other people say that Bo Yo is gay and to take the video down. The creator does not respond to the comments.

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