Blogumentary

Just what it sounds like. A documentary about blogs.

Excerpt from the site’s synopsis:

BLOGUMENTARY playfully explores the many ways blogs are influencing our media, our politics, and our relationships. Personal political writing is the foundation of our democracy, but mass media has reduced us to passive consumers instead of active citizens. Blogs return us to our roots and reengage us in democracy.

It looks pretty neat.

Video here. 

Top 10 Viral Videos of All Time

MSNBC posts a list of the Top 10 Viral Videos. Courtesy of the Viral Factory.

I feel like a bad person, because I haven’t seen 3 of these. Well, until tonight. Now I’ve seen them. Why didn’t I see them before?

What will be the next generation of viral videos?

How to write a blog post

From the master of short posting, Seth Godin:

An appropriate illustration,
A useful topic, easily broadened to be useful to a large number of readers,
Simple language with no useless jargon,
Not too long,
Focusing on something that people have previously taken for granted,
That initially creates emotional resistance,
Then causes a light bulb go go off
and finally,
Causes the reader to look at the world differently all day long.

I’m learning. I need more other media. I need pictures. I need to figure out how to post audio. More importantly, I need my video camera back.

Update on Tasered UCLA Student

I’ve gotten so many hits on that past post, I have to post an update.

Source

Mostafa Tabatabainejad, the 23 yr old senior, has hired a high-profile civil rights lawyer (Stephen Yagman) to file a brutality lawsuit as well as false arrest.

The video, which has made its rounds through YouTube (over 400,000 views from the video I linked to) and passed by WOM to countless others, is a testament to the unnecessary UCPD police brutality used against a UCLA student. I haven’t viewed the video since I originally posted it, but I can still hear his cries of pain and protest in my head. The video is more than 5 minutes long, but you only need to hear and see 1 minute of it to know what I’m talking about.

My past post is one of my most popular posts thus far since the inception of web.impact and I hope many others will be enlightened to this horrific case of police brutality.

I hope he wins his lawsuit.

UCLA student gets tasered by UCPD

After watching that, every fiber of my being is forever affected by the screams of that student. It gives me the shivers, and not in a good way.

If you scroll down through the comments, this occurred not too long ago, “tuesday, nov 14, 11:30pm.”

Amazing what a digital camera and a video sharing service can do. It’s like late breaking news but without all the editing and professional commentary. I wonder what the other social effects of this might be.

I’m still completely shaken by this.

In other news…

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