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Thursday: the Best of YouTube

2 Aug

I’ve featured YouTube videos of “Call Me Maybe” before, but this version has a nice patriotic twist to it. By now you maybe have heard, but the USA Olympic swim team made their own “Call Me Maybe” video. While it is not as well coordinated as the Harvard baseball team’s YouTube sensation, it’s clear that these swimmers have more than just athletic talent. While there has been controversy about Olympians use of social media, social media has granted us a unique opportunity. More than ever before, we are able to get to know these athletes, the people who are representing our country to millions and millions of people, on a personal basis. So many of them, who otherwise would have been overlooked, are now household names thanks to Twitter and YouTube. We know their thoughts, their personalities, and of course, that they want us to call them…well, maybe.

Somehow I don’t think these swimmers have to ask anyone to call them.

What do you think of social media’s ability to give us insight into the personality of these international celebrities?

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