On engaging media fandom: Teen Wolf, LGBT Representation, and PR

I want to comment on an article I read about engaging with the Teen Wolf fandom in a healthy way. There has been some uproar about the way the show is addressing the LGBT characters on the show and treating the slash ships in the fandom. The original article can be found here I loved the … Continue reading On engaging media fandom: Teen Wolf, LGBT Representation, and PR

Why the Fans Matter on YouTube

When YouTube discontinued the response video it seemed like that might be the beginning of the movement away from community based models on YouTube. The humble, and seldom watched, response video was not designed for others to watch, but for the YouTuber that called for the video to be able to connect with his or … Continue reading Why the Fans Matter on YouTube

The Parallels Between YouTube and Hip Hop- A Response To Chris Arning and Ednyfed Tappy’s Work “Hip-Hop: Subculture or Super Brand”

I recently read the Flamingo International piece ” Hip Hop: Subculture or Super Brand?” by Chris Arning and Ednyfed Tappy. I had been working on a piece on Sneakerheads and had encountered the Flamingo International piece The New Mainstream (which I think is epic and one of those pieces I wish I had written).  By … Continue reading The Parallels Between YouTube and Hip Hop- A Response To Chris Arning and Ednyfed Tappy’s Work “Hip-Hop: Subculture or Super Brand”

Luvocracy: Curation, Consumption, and Community

Tati (GlamLifeGuru) had mentioned Luvocracy a few videos back. Since I trust her taste, but not her transparency with regards to alternative revenue streams off of YouTube, I wrote it off. But as things spread on YouTube, because really you only need one Beauty Guru per social circle to like something before the whole group … Continue reading Luvocracy: Curation, Consumption, and Community