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"The YouTube Reader"
August 26, 2009 2:47 PM   Subscribe

From the publisher's website: "The YouTube Reader is the first full-length book to explore YouTube as an industry, an archive and a cultural form." Features some seasoned commentators, among them film analyst Thomas Elsaesser, and an online exhibition. Looks interesting.
posted by Holly (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Boy, I can't wait to see the blurbs in the back of that book.
posted by bondcliff at 2:51 PM on August 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


Note: this is a full length book.
posted by longsleeves at 3:00 PM on August 26, 2009


Yes, longsleeves. I'd be interested if anyone could give us an example of a book that *wasn't* full-length.
posted by Holly at 3:12 PM on August 26, 2009


the first full-length book to explore YouTube as an industry, an archive and a cultural form

Unlike, say, YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture by MIT's Joshua Green et al?

(Michael Wesch's An anthropological introduction to YouTube is another fun YouTube exploration, but not in book form.).
posted by effbot at 3:23 PM on August 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


Boy, I can't wait to see the blurbs in the back of that book.

"DONT READ THIS BOOK. IF YOU DO A GIRL WILL COME OUT OF THE JACKET AND SAY SOMTING 2 U IN SWEDISH AN UR BEST FRIEND WILL DIE IF U DONT READ THE FORWARD TO 22 PEOPLE. I DIDNT BELEIVE IT AND NOW MY BEST FRIEND IS DEAD. :-("

"wtf dis book is totly gay"

"hI HTIS BOOK IS REALLY AWESOME BUT U SHOLD CHECK OUT MY BOOK I THINK U WOULD LIKE IT GO TO BORDERS.COM AND SEARCH FOR 'THE DARK TOWER.'"
posted by katillathehun at 3:28 PM on August 26, 2009 [3 favorites]


Will all the cool chapters have a notice that they have been removed due to a copyright claim by NBC Universal?
posted by ALongDecember at 3:38 PM on August 26, 2009


I was merely quoting from the book's description in the link, Mr. Holly.
posted by longsleeves at 3:42 PM on August 26, 2009


I'd be interested if anyone could give us an example of a book that *wasn't* full-length.

Sarah Palin's autobiography?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:00 PM on August 26, 2009


Totally fake, you can see the human fingernails.
posted by knapah at 5:35 PM on August 26, 2009


Did anyone else think on first glance that this was a way to get audiobooks on YouTube?
posted by tastydonuts at 5:47 PM on August 27, 2009


I totally bought both the books mentioned in this thread, btw (the YouTube ones, not Sarah Palin's autobiography). I'll let you know if they're any good...
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