Kids on YouTube

Kids on YouTube

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The mall is so old schoola€”these days kids are hanging out on YouTube, and depending on whom you ask, they're either forging the digital frontier or frittering away their childhoods in anti-intellectual solipsism. Kids on YouTube cuts through the hype, going behind the scenes to understand kids' everyday engagement with new media. Debunking the stereotype of the self-taught computer whiz, new media scholar and filmmaker Patricia G. Lange describes the collaborative social networks kids use to negotiate identity and develop digital literacy on the 'Tube. Her long-term ethnographic studies also cover peer-based and family-driven video-making dynamics, girl geeks, civic engagement, and representational ethics. This book makes key contributions to new media studies, communication, science and technology studies, digital anthropology, and informal education.Similarly, Allison described how she learned to use computers and video tools: Ia#39; ve taught myself how to use computers, and I consider myself very knowledgeable about them, but I just a€“ I learn everything on my own, just figure it out, and the same with cameras. Ita#39;s like a cell phone. ... She says that she learned to use things like computers, cameras, and cell phones quickly and easily on her own.


Title:Kids on YouTube
Author: Patricia G Lange
Publisher:Left Coast Press - 2014-03-15
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