It’s easy to think about a channel only in the way that you use it for yourself. That’s why I’m sharing this video presentation by Kansas State University anthropology professor Michael Wesch. He eloquently presents YouTube as a social community (or perhaps more accurately, a bunch of overlapping communities). If you just use YouTube as a place to store/embed your own videos, you are missing out.
This is much more than a media “snack” (it clocks in at 55 minutes) but it’s well produced and utterly fascinating.
Learn more at http://mediatedcultures.net/.