[Air-L] the case for critical commons

live human.factor.one at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 14:13:33 PST 2010

That's obviously a culturally generational issue - wherein young  
Israelis feel fine with talking about/making fun of/etc Hitler and the  
older generation is not, nor may ever be, ready for such a transition.

Also, 'Hebrew' does not always equal 'Israel' - although your example  
below it just does happen to, as their topic is Tel Aviv parking.


Sharon Greenfield
Social Psychologist

On Jan 22, 2010, at 1:35 PM, Dana Rotman wrote:

> The phenomenon of the Hitler memes has gained momentum in several  
> other
> languages as well, including Hebrew (there are more than 50 Hebrew  
> memes on
> YouTube currently). This, of course, caused a heated debate about  
> the place
> (or lack thereof) of such parodies in a country populated by
> Holocaust survivors (see http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1065210.html) 
> .
> It is, indeed, a very sensitive issue - but then again, the core of  
> many
> viral videos is that of a ridiculing and offending effect as a way of
> gaining attention, and no better way to get that attention than  
> honing in on
> one of the most emotionally charged topics of the 20th century.
> Based on the statistics provided by YouTube, as well as upload date,  
> the
> original meme that started the frenzy was probably the XBox video of  
> 2007.
> Yet with this list in mind, I think that Hitler's take on the  
> scientific
> review process is an excellent example of the ways different  
> communities of
> interest take this video excerpt and make it their own, using domain- 
> related
> terms and key figures.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VRBWLpYCPY
> Cheers,
> ~ Dana

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