Uses of YouTube : digital literacy and the growth of knowledge

Hartley, John (2009) Uses of YouTube : digital literacy and the growth of knowledge. In Burgess, Jean & Green, Joshua (Eds.) YouTube : Online Video and Participatory Culture. Polity Press, Malden Mass. ; Cambridge, pp. 126-143.

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Abstract

I invented YouTube. Well, not YouTube exactly, but something close – something called YIRN; and not by myself exactly, but with a team. In 2003-5 I led a research project designed to link geographically dispersed young people, to allow them to post their own photos, videos and music, and to comment on the same from various points of view – peer to peer, author to public, or impresario to audience. We wanted to find a way to take the individual creative productivity that is associated with the Internet and combine it with the easy accessibility and openness to other people’s imagination that is associated with broadcasting; especially, in the context of young people, listening to the radio. So we called it the Youth Internet Radio Network, or YIRN.

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ID Code: 25962
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: This work was published as a contribution (pp. 126-143) in a book by Jean Burgess and Joshua Green – YouTube : Online Video and Participatory Culture. Digital Media and Society. Polity Press, Malden Mass. ; Cambridge. 2009
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Keywords: YouTube, digital literacy, Bardic function, storytelling
ISBN: 9780745644790
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Studies (200101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Polity Press
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2009 05:16
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:04

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