Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Watch me and rate me!

NYtimes has a piece on the online phenomenon where kids post videos of themselves performing incriminating acts for fame, recognition and even status. It's interesting since I'm sure kids have always been performing these acts but now techinology has enabled them to record and publish this behavior and in the process, probably provoking more extreme behavior. I think they're motivated partly because they do want the fame and recognition, even if it lies solely in ratings, but also because they want to be part of something that's much bigger than themselves and their community. It's called the world wide web for a reason.

Teenagers misbehaving, for all online to watch

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