Week 7 Notes – Tu

Posted on 8 May 2007. Filed under: Class Notes |

week 7 – moving beyond the blog: podcasting, wikis and YouTube

Intro Bits & Pieces:

  • Reading posts of note: Blythe, Ken, Lisa, Sean
  • All draft bios not completed!
  • (Ashley can explain the clip!)

Lecture / Discussion

  • Use:
    Who here watches clips on YouTube on a “regular” basis?
  • Biz Timing:
    “Youtube was launched when social networking websites were popular, video recorders inexpensive, and do-it-yourself media was evolving past text-based blogs”–were all these factors imperative for the succcess of youtube? If any of these were lacking, would it still have launched the way it did?
  • Bite-sized chunks:
    Recently, Spiderman 3, released this past weekend was uploaded and enabled to be viewed on Youtube. Is this how you want to watch feature films? What about “news” (local or national)?

  • Copyright:
    Do you agree with the idea held by both YouTube and GBS that it is up to the content owner to alert them to infringing material on the website? What are some positive and negative ramifications of such a notification system? If YouTube continues to allow the posting of copyrighted material, will we reach a point where copyrights aren’t enough to protect one’s work?
  • Access:
    With YouTube making deals with major media companies, is there a risk that smaller, individual content contributors will be pushed to the fringes and lose their voice? Does this raise issues similar to those in the net-neutrality debate?
  • Other sites:
    What are the alternatives to YouTube?
  • Making money:
    Should YouTube begin charging people to set up accounts or view videos? Do you think that’s what we’re heading for?
  • Global Law:
    How do different regulations in different countries allow for moderation?

Work on Candidate Bios!
(what, if anything, is missing?)


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