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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The video Frozen Grand Central by ImprovEverywhere has 19,412,928 views. Why does it attract some many people? The answer would be that people like watching things that are entertaining, funny or new. This video is about a flash mob in Grand Central that froze at the same time. The people that didn't know about it were confused in seeing so many people not moving. This was funny because one of the workers in the station couldn't pass the mob, and he kept using the radio to find out what was going on. The comments made on this video are positive, people just mention how cool, funny and awesome it is.Also there are other 83 videos made by the same people. Now the owner of the channel has a book, a dvd that people can buy, a twitter account, facebook (so people can find out when the next video comes out).

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