I couldn’t start off this blog without some good news about YouTube. The New York Times ran several pieces on “Lonelygirl15,” an actress who masqueraded as a teenager in a strict religious family who would share her innermost thoughts on video clips on YouTube. The clips attracted thousands of viewers. (Articles here and here.) Turns out it was apparently all a ruse for a commercial project that could turn into a movie.
Despite the ruse, the incident shows some of the promise in YouTube in facilitating the creation of expressive works.