Digital Ethnography

  1. Prof Wesch

    quick note on “viral” video

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    Amy Arden just asked me how videos go viral and what factors have an impact on a video’s spread.  We have thought quite a bit about this, and currently our thinking can be summed up like this, “It’s not about producing for a mass, but building a critical mass.”   For...
  2. Prof Wesch

    YouTube Statistics

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    For the most recent statistics and continuously updated notes on limitations and other findings, please see our wiki page on this topic. Total videos uploaded as of March 17th 2008: 78.3 Million Videos uploaded per day: over 150,000 A wildcard search on YouTube (“*”) has given us the following totals...
  3. Prof Wesch

    Silent Lego Film

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    While making movies for our Youtube Viral Video contest, most members (as in everyone but me) of our class created short films that were well-constructed and excelled at both captivating the viewer and providing, either implicitly or explicitly, insightful commentary upon some larger issue, concept, and/or idea. This is not...

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Our work explores how humans use media, how media uses us, and how we can use new media to reveal our insights in new ways.

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