Monday, August 28, 2006

Schrödinger's Video blog

Adfreak had an intereting post that questioned the authenticity of videoblogger Lonelygirl15. "Is Lonelygirl15 a fraud? (By Brian Morrissey)"

Here is a excerpt:
"Perhaps, as New York Times critic Virginia Heffernan recently wrote, she "perfects the emo girl-in-her-room pose, balancing playful and moody as she muses about her life and times." Heffernan thinks she deserves a show on MTV. Alternatively, plenty find her videos a little too polished, what with professional-appearing lighting and story arcs, not to mention supposedly religious parents OK with her and Danielbeast playing with a Web cam in her bedroom. So just who is Lonelygirl15? A young, uber-talented YouTube auteur? Or a slick fake perpetrated by a network, or even, God forbid, another marketer who heard this viral thing is hot?"

It raises some interesting question.
If her videoblog is authentic (not sponsored or designed by a third party) it is an example of social media. Ok, but...
If her videoblog isn't authentic, is it still social media?
If we never figure out the truth is it a little like Schrödinger's Cat?

How indeterinite will these definitions become?

The following is unquestionably Sherman Foundation AAA (or A-Cube) Sealed, or has the ANNOYING AUTHENTICITY OF ADOLESCENCE.

1 comment:

Scaramouch said...

If you really want to know what Lonelygirl15 is about, drop me a note. I'll fill you in :)