The Power of Chat Roulette

Chat Roulette is a fascinating and bizarre new website that enables visitors to randomly chat with strangers around the world via webcam.  The concept for the site is dead simple – you visit the homepage, click Play, and all of sudden you are dumped into a one on one conversation with a random stranger. ...

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The Story of Mister Splashy Pants

Interesting TED talk from Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian explaining how Greenpeace’s Mister Splashy Pants became an online phenomenon.


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Commenting on a Conference? Blog it? No, YouTube it.

I spent some time today going through a random selection of the videos of presentations, tweets and blog commentary about the Personal Democracy Forum conference held last week in New York City.  Sort of goes from the insightful to the inane to the downright snarky.  Kind of expected.  But then I happen upon a little nugget,...

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Michael Wesch on the Anthropology of YouTube

Michael Wesch, a cultural anthropology professor at Kansas State University, gave an extremely well received talk at the recent Personal Democracy Forum.  High quality video of his PDF 2009 talk is not yet available, but below is a longer talk he gave to the Library of Congress entitled “An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube.” ...

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Is A Picture Worth 140 Characters?

<Cross posted from our ImpactWatch Blog>

Editors Note: Hannah installed the Firefox plugin Power Twitter in order to get photos and videos to appear in her Twitter stream.  For those of you that want to see what it looks like, see this screengrab.

Yesterday I was walking through Mexico City and I snapped a photo of a tanning salon....

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