I have seen a lot of "You Tube" videos on other people's blogs, and I started messing around with You Tube this week. I understand that some use You Tube just so that they can serve small videos on their own sites, and I thought that's all it was about. I was wrong.
Almost instantly, I tripped onto lonelygirl15, and from viewing the clips, I immediately thought it was some film student using a drama student to create a nice little VLOG. I was wrong.
From Wikipedia (copying it because this may be deleted soon from the site):
Jessica Lee Rose (born April 26, 1987) is an American-born amateur actress from New Zealand who rose to popularity after playing the role of lonelygirl15, a fictional character on the popular website YouTube. Controversy arose when she was "outed" by two hackers (C. Yoon) who discovered her real identity, and that she was merely playing a role. Many viewers of her videos on YouTube believed that her episodes, played out in vlogs, represented actual events being retold by a living person.
Born in Salisbury, Maryland, Rose attended Mount Maunganui College in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty and is a graduate of the New York Film Academy's one-year acting for film program at Universal Studios. She has previously done make-up and costume work on a New Zealand short film titled Us, and she played a leading role in a short film titled 'Dearly Beloved.'
I guess I knew it was a scam from the writing - it seems to be better than average. I absolutely love the video blog on Lazy Eye. A wonderful commentary. But now there are tributes to lonelygirl15, and even at least one bulletin board/forum. It looks like lonelygirl15 has been on MTV, the New York Times, and other news outlets. But you know I live in a cave in Savannah, so I did not see any of it.
Actually I found lonelygirl15 by finding another VLOG that had someone who imitated lots of VLOGgers (not sure if this is a word). Most could guess lonelygirl15, and so I searched for her. I also found a comedian named Sherry Sirof doing VLOGs. She was hysterical. I love her thing about bad haircuts.
Actually, a lot of this stuff is stupid, and I really did not have time – I liked Sherry, but I half-thought most of other people's VLOGs was fart humor, amateur comedians and something called a beer cannon (I did not dare click on those). I guess the You Tube was suggesting humor to me, and that was okay. I needed humor yesterday.
Heck, I have not been writing much or reading blogs. But yesterday, I spent some time looking at You Tube. It is freekin' addictive. But I better get back to my normal blogging activities. I hate getting out of the routine.
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