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Think you know what YouTube is? Really?

Posted on the September 25th, 2008

As Michael Wesch explains, anthropology is the study of culture. The particular culture Wesch and his students are now studying is YouTube. In the video below (which is itself full of videos) of a talk he gave to the Library of Congress last June, Wesch presented some of their findings.

David Weinberger on his Joho the blog last week (where I learned about the video) describes Wesch’s presentation:

It’s a 55 minute lecture, with lots and lots of examples, explaining the importance of YouTube. And, like his own videos, it’s compelling, brilliant, and moving.

(A warning — don’t watch this if you don’t want to understand YouTube in a whole new way)

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