Laughter Knock on wood, that's not going to happen; OK, a couple. Well, in Japan, on March 11th, hundreds of people shot video footage just like that. At the moment of truth, as the floor was shaking beneath them, the books were falling off the shelves, and waters from the tsunamis were actually rising in their homes, and in their businesses, they thought to themselves, "Let me hit the record button; I want to document this thing that is happening, and share it with the world.
Before anything else, these people thought, "I want to share this; I want other people to see what it is that we just went through. And to really try and find those raw eye-witness videos that everyday citizens, just like you and me, decided to capture. They happened to be in the right place at the right time, when this thing happened. Or the wrong place, depending on how you look at it. But I have to be honest, and say that I don't think I'm one of those people; I don't think that I would put myself in danger, at that type of moment, to capture this experience.
So it makes my job a little bit strange, because my job relies on people doing things that I would never do.
Like, for example, running into a burning building, with a helmet-cam strapped to my head. There's a lot of firemen on YouTube who do this; you would be amazed. Or putting myself into a war-zone, this video's from Libya, with a flip-cam, to document police brutality, and upload that to YouTube.
Or, run across the street as bullets are flying, to film a young woman dying on the sidewalk. This is the iconic "Neda" video from Iran. The question is, "Why do these people do this? I try to understand, "What are the motivations? What is the psychology of somebody who's willing to risk their life to share an experience like this? I always assumed this was a positive development for media; you have citizen reporters out there, covering events that maybe otherwise wouldn't be covered.
But it wasn't until I had a personal experience of my own that I really started to wonder whether this behavior I was promoting was actually unveiling a sort-of darker side of humanity, potentially, rather than a brighter side.
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I was walking home from work one day, and I saw a police car and police tape blocking off Valencia Street in the Mission, about half a block from where I live. Immediately, I have this sense of panic that there's something in my apartment building, or something. I asked somebody standing there, "What's going on? My eyes gazed up, along with the rest of the crowd, and I saw a young man, standing at the edge of a ledge of a four-story building about to jump.
Immediately, I felt sick to my stomach. And yet I was filled with this adrenaline. After a couple of seconds of processing what was going on, I thought to myself, "This is the moment; this is when these citizen reporters that I work with would capture this on film and share it! And then I uploaded it to Facebook.
He was OK; he didn't jump. I went home, and I just felt really unsettled. I went on Facebook, and I started getting some comments on the wall post, and I took it down. It really made me think, "What is it about me, and this culture, and this culture in which I exist, that inspired me to take that," and put it up and share it?
And I'm going to be the center of their attention for the 30 seconds that they're focused on my post in their news-feed. Then they're going to move on to one of the hundreds of others that have come in in the last two minutes. I want to share a couple of quick stats to show you how ubiquitous this behavior really is. Every single minute on YouTube, 35 hours worth of new content is uploaded to the site. In that same minute, years worth of YouTube videos are watched on Facebook.
And in that same minute, more than tweets include a YouTube link. Now, in that minute on Facebook, you have almost 83, status updates posted. You have almost , photos. In a day, in , Foursquare had a million check-ins a day. And now, Twitter's latest numbers are million tweets per day.
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These numbers are astounding, right? I quickly want to walk through three different types of sharing, but I really want to focus on the last one. The first one is the most obvious, right? This is personal sharing; this is the information you share with your family and friends. Oftentimes it's basic, it's facts about you; where you grew up, where you went to school, where you live, and where you work.
This is sort of your stake in the ground. Then, I think, there's the more self-expressive. You know, "Here are the types of music that I like, movies that I enjoy, the shows that I watch every week. These are the types of posts that are sort of more subtle, they give people a sense of where I fit in to a social network. It might be a cool restaurant that I "checked in" to, with a specific person that bumps me up in the social circle. The second type of sharing is really around content. This is interesting links, funny YouTube videos, amazing awe-inspiring photographs. This type of sharing, I think often is either about informing your friends and family of something you think they might find interesting or useful.
Or, it's about starting a conversation around a topic that you really care about. But it's the third type of sharing that I think is most interesting; I think it's completely different, and something we don't talk about as much. This is, oftentimes, it will start with some type of personal experience. It might be a piece of content, so it's sort of a blend of the first two.
But this type of sharing transcends the person that initiated it; it is about something much bigger. Oftentimes, this type of sharing requires someone taking a risk, like the videos we saw at the beginning. E mi ritraggo come la Svizzera che ritira gli artigli. Questo era il sassolino nella scarpa. Veniamo ora alla manciata di caramelle.
Dimitri scrive bene e, quando non fa propaganda, scrive meravigliosamente bene. Ho apprezzato i dialoghi, apprezzato i personaggi, apprezzata la scena lesbo davvero.
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