Blogging as entertainment

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Blogging has emerged as a new medium for people to voice their perspective on what is happening around the world. The digital world is just as expansive as the physical world, leaving many at a loss as to how they should view it. Much like King Lear’s Jester, today’s entertainers use comedy to make some truths more palatable. Here are some videos for those unfamiliar with video blogs or how traditional media can work in conjunction new media.

Iraqi/American Website/Blogger on NPR
http://www.npr.org/news/specials/wardiaries/zezzat/
http://www.wackyiraqi.com/home/
As the War in Iraq broke out, this satire/comedy website gained hundreds of thousands of hits. More traffic came from NPR and generated active discussion on the Wackyiraqi message board.

Daily show on blogging

Daily show on Myspace

Interent exclusive entertainment
http://www.hopeisemo.com/ (video podcast)
http://www.rocketboom.com/vlog/ (Comedy/news)
http://www.homestarrunner.com/ (Flash cartoon / video podcast)

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