Sunday, April 30, 2006

sunday's links

Slate's Paul Boutin thinks that the popularity of YouTube and MySpace is based on the fact that "they're easy to use, and they don't tell you what to do". "The secret to success," says Boutin, "is to make everything one-button easy, then get out of the way. The easier it gets to use, the less geeky the Net becomes, and the more it starts to look like real life.

Apparently there's someone else who thinks that Adam Duritz of the Counting Crowes sounds like Kermit the Frog when he sings "Long December" (although the clips cuts out before he gets to that final Kermit-y "yeah, yeah, yeah"). Link comes via another Slate article about the magic of YouTube lip synching videos.

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