Saturday, July 22, 2006

sarcastic tart

Ana Marie Cox is more interesting now that she's writing for Time and not Wonkette; the sarcastic tart thing can get a little tiring. As a matter of fact, her latest piece from Time actually makes her sound like she's human.

Cox writes about the phenomenon of soldiers shooting personal video in Iraq -- and posting the content to YouTube. It's something that hadn't occured to me, but makes sense when you think about who it is that's over there putting their lives on the line -- and what their peers are doing back here. Sure, kids back in the States are posting videos of themselves lip synching in front of the camera while the soldiers are getting their limbs blown off, but both are living in a world that just didn't exist afew years ago as far as the ability to generate your own content and get it out there for the world to see.

According to Cox, it's a phenomenon that also hasn't managed to elude the eagle eyes at MTV. But since I can't watch videos on MTV Overdrive with a Mac, I'm just going to have to trust that it's worth your time.

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