How Web 2.0 has brought my family closer together

Filed Under (Education, social computing, web 2.0) by Administrator on 02-01-2007

Because we have been thrown together for hours at a time – most unusual in our family situation with THREE teens – this holiday season was a fascinating study in how web 2.0 technology is changing how families relate to each other.

For example, we have watched very little television – or even DVDs – in our family room together over the last two weeks. Astonishing!

Instead, we have been showing each other REALLY fun stuff on youtube or google video. We have played Internet games together. My daughters have been sharing music from bands on myspace with me. Some of it is surprisingly good!

Entire episodes of our fave television shows can now be found on the Internet. Current box office movies can also be easily found on the Internet.

Here are some of my faves from youtube:

Okay Go

Barat’s and Berata – Mother’s Day (I just about died laughing!)

Just Wonderful

Budweiser – The Ferret Posed Nude

Baby Got Book

How can one go back to television after watching such really fun “amateur” films?

I think youtube has amazing potential for educational applications! We teachers have to give a videocamera to our students and see what they come up with!

What are YOUR favourite youtube movies? Please share!

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