Right now, Mike Newman is talking about The Show with ze frank, which was an immensely popular daily video log that ran for a year (though I never heard of it before). He just played this short video of ze frank talking about the ugliest myspace page contest he’s organising, where he switches from an apparently naive they’re so ugly approach to an excellent argument about elite and collaborative and amateur cultural creation – really worth a watch.

2 thoughts on “why ugly myspace profiles are incredibly interesting

  1. Liz Lawley

    I show this in my freshman web design class. 🙂 It is a great video.

  2. Jill

    Oh, it’d be perfect in a class like that. I’m glad I found it!

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