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If MySpace were a country (and other interesting facts)


I recently had a shift in thinking, previous to which I would refuse to blog anything ‘big’– this, on the principle that my readers would previously find it elsewhere. No longer though.

That said, here’s this awesome video I came across a second ago. By the time you rea this, it may be across 5-10 other blogs you read– or not. Either way, its statistics are shocking.

* Filed by at 11:42 pm under trends, video

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8 Responses to “If MySpace were a country (and other interesting facts)”

  1. Christopher S. Penn Says:

    That is quite possibly one of my favorite videos yet. I can’t tell – is it licensed at all? (i.e. Creative Commons, etc.)

    Love the music, too.

  2. Christopher S. Penn Says:

    Checked the author’s blog – it’s Creative Commons licensed.

  3. Rob McDougall Says:

    People won’t be able to keep their heads in the sand for very long. But I do feel that one day even our generation will struggle to keep up…

  4. Luke Walsh Says:

    Music awesome, presentation sweet, but the actual statistics is what I am skeptical. As a math educator for 7 years, it is impossible for me not to use my math glasses. There sure were plenty of vague math words, such as “about”, “estimated”, “almost”. However, the video does motivate one to think; hopefully one thinks critically when viewing. Sure would be a great resource of discussion in my classroom. Thanks for sharing Julien!

    By the way, I adapted your 52 week idea into an area that I want to further develop, which is reflecting on my educational beliefs. Also, I have listening to your podcast for about a year and half now, and I have wanted to create my own blog. Thus, I joined the two creating a blog of my 52 reflections. (http://52reflections.wordpress.com) Thanks for putting your creative expression out in the open and doing what you do, for it has inspired me to expand.


  5. Brian Latimer Says:

    Saw this earlier today, it’s kind of scary to think of the world in these kinds of terms.
    Though, I suppose it’s rapidly becoming necessary, isn’t it?

  6. Internet Democracy « Disparate Says:

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  8. aja Says:

    i love this video!!!! i’m just a kid in high school, and my teacher (government teacher) showed it to us as a project!!!! its becaome a big thing in our school. it’s good that people know what our lives have come too.

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