[Air-L] the case for critical commons
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.
On Jan 22, 2010, at 1:35 PM, Dana Rotman wrote:
> The phenomenon of the Hitler memes has gained momentum in several
> 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
> 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,
> original meme that started the frenzy was probably the XBox video of
> Yet with this list in mind, I think that Hitler's take on the
> review process is an excellent example of the ways different
> communities of
> interest take this video excerpt and make it their own, using domain-
> terms and key figures.
> ~ Dana
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