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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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There is a series of videos on youtube by the same creator entitled Autotune the News. It is a video of popular news reporters giving news comments but it is set to hip hop music and it sounds like they are singing. It is very clever and takes a lot of time and talent to put together a video like this. It is so time consuming to make sure pitches and keys sound right together and find the right news clips to use. The comments on Autotune the news are very positive, commenting on funny and witty parts and making fun of the media. The creator doesn't respond to the comments, but generally for these videos, the feedback is positive and the audience is looking for more. I like this video because it shows talent with audio and visual equipment, while also cracking jokes on the media.

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