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So the ‘net is only for Young’uns?


First Try by Geriatric1927 is an example of standard YouTube fare – in the sense that nothing is standard, unless its the poor-yet-strangely-acceptable quality of the camera work and editing. 😛

I find it intriguing that YouTube is pushing the Post a Video Response option. Not just text comments. Create a video as dialogue. Very interesting. Geriatric1927 has 219 video responses and 7,000 text responses, 872,508 viewings. Considering it was added on August 5th, not bad. Not bad at all, for a young fella. He’ll be 80 next year.

Anyway, go have a look. Particularly look for pastiche/mashup (where a 2nd person uses clips from the first and mixes it up), sendup/satires (probably a few with babies and/or ‘pretend’ old people), homage (old ladies) and fan responses (people getting on just to say ‘onya!’). Oh and the clips from BBC about Geriatric1927 – some guy had an out of focus one staring at a fuzzy screen of the TV. Strange. I’m off to The Gazebo for drinkypoos *waves*.

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Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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