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Syntax Terror – The Media Show  ☆

Email goes horribly astray when the new intern tries to help Weena with her... hamster problem. Lesson learned: You never know whose hands your message will fall into if you spell that address wrong. Even spell check can't save you.

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Viewer Response! Tags and Furries 2.0 – The Media Show 

We respond to your questions! Hot gossip -- Weena's relationship to the furry community. Why we use particular tags for the show. And we talk about a dozen Web 2.0 sites you've never heard of because they don't exist. Yet.

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Lesson Resources – Twittering With Blaine Cook 

Blaine Cook continues to think hard about future directions for social media. You can follow his thoughts at his blog or Twitter stream . We particularly liked his post Facebook Is My New Boatcar, a discussion of Facebook's privacy, interface, and applications which generated a lot of commentary in the community.

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Viral video: Which communities work? 

In the fall of 2009, Abby, Gus, and social networking intern Lindsay sat down to discuss outreach. We decided to follow a "watch where you are" strategy, trying to reach viewers where they were already viewing, sharing, critiquing, and remaking videos with their friends. But which communities would best support the kind of interaction we …

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Viral video: Subscribers 

YouTube gives you a lot of different kinds of ways to relate to viewers and other YouTube users. You can be friends, subscribe, or just view. When you subscribe to a channel, that channel's videos show up in a "feed" along with other channels you subscribe to. It's almost like having your own TV channel …

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Viral Video – Spikes and long tails 

In the introduction to the viral video part of this case study, we posed this question: Over how much time must views of a video be spread out if the video is to be considered "viral"? Over the years, views pile up. A few of ours are now at a couple of thousand views. The …

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Viral video: Viral memes 

We tried a few strategies to get our videos more attention. Elsewhere we've talked about our short, funny "public service announcement" videos. The thinking with those was that people would want to send them to other people, and we'd get viewed that way. With a few other videos, we tried to be more "findable" instead …

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Viral Video: The “Watch where you are” strategy 

In the fall of 2009, Abby, Gus, and social networking intern Lindsay sat down to discuss outreach strategies. One of the things we made clear is that we didn't want people to have to come to our website¬† We live in a scarce attention economy; everyone only has so much free attention apart from their …

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Viral video: Things you could send Aunt Mabel 

Some Media Show episodes, like the Online Predators, Jingles All The Way, and Secondary Sexual Characteristics episodes, are pretty edgy. Edgy videos might get sent around among people who like that kind of thing, but the really successful viral videos are the ones which can be accepted by a general audience -- the ones you …

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Viral video: A “Muppet Bump”?  ☆

On November 23, 2009, MuppetsStudio, a YouTube channel associated with the Jim Henson puppetry studio, posted a music video set to the Queen song Bohemian Rhapsody. It was a viral success. Blogs linked to it, people passed it around via Facebook and Twitter, and it got millions of views (over 12 million by the time …

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House Party – The Media Show 

Click the yellow "subscribe" button above to hear about new episodes! Or join our Facebook group for weekly updates: www.facebook.com Erna discovers that advertisers will send her freebies if she holds a "house party" in the longest Media Show episode yet! Thrill to the uses we find for 200 free hot dogs! Guest starring …

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Get Outta Myspace – The Media Show 

Weena catches Erna taking sexy pictures of herself for myspace, and a private detective at a hacker conference sets her straight. SUBSCRIBE to hear about new episodes! Click the yellow "subscribe" button above. Join our Facebook group for weekly updates! www.facebook.com

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