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Thursday: the Best of YouTube

9 Aug

You all are in luck! I have two videos for you tonight. I know that last week was devoted to the Olympics, but I couldn’t help but share these two Olympic-related videos.

My friend told me about this YouTube video, and I had to share with you all. This is why the world needs publicists.

Ryan Lochte and his interview skills. The younger generation seems to adore him while the older generations just shake their heads.

What do you think about Ryan Lochte? What interview advice would you give him?

This second video is not from YouTube, but I loved the message of it. I saw this news piece earlier this week on NBC Nightly News. As a woman and a sports fan, I was overcome with pride and joy. Women, particularly female athletes, have worked so hard to create a positive image for women, one that combines athleticism, confidence, intelligence, success and beauty. This video is proof that we’ve finally achieved it. It seems very fitting to share it on the same day that the USA Women’s Soccer team won gold.

The amazing impact of the 2012 female Olympians will be felt for generations to come.

What are your thoughts on the new female image? Do you agree that the 2012 Olympics have helped change the view of women?

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?