lonelygirl15’s not over!
Ooh, a new lonelygirl15 video! I’m so glad they’re still posting them, despite the videos being revealed as fiction. Unfortunately the comments are extremely mean-spirited, as Jane pointed out yesterday. I wish I had twenty or so people who could code each of the 30-40000 comments on the lonelygirl videos and a statistician to analyse how the comments have changed with the channel’s increasing popularity, its mentions in mainstream media and the fuss about its being fake.
2 thoughts on “lonelygirl15’s not over!”
William Gibson must be quietly laughing to himself… he predicted (or detected) suchlike phenomena in PATTERN RECOGNITION.
He is – he even noted the similarity in his blog! There are some differences though, as Jane McGonigal pointed out in a comment responding on danah boyd’s post on the lonleygirl15 phenomenon: