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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Ryan Higa and his friend Sean Fujiyoshi started a youtube channel during their high school years that had many "how to" videos, like "how to be emo" and "how to be a gangster". These videos were mainly for entertainment purposes. It started as just two guys with a video camera goofing off, and turned into a large channel with large subscribers and fans. The nigahiga channel is the number one subscribed youtube channel of all time with millions of viewers around the world. The creators were even offered roles for feature length films. Basically, their goofy youtube videos made them famous.

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