Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Blog 12 State of contemporary america

The website I have chosen is the American video site youtube. While this might not be an obvious answer I believe that it is a good symbol of the contemporary United States. The fact we have used it so much in previous blog posts shows what a powerful a tool it has become. Within reason you can more or less upload whatever you want on there. It is a great example of freedom of speech in America which I believe is one of its greatest strengths. It played a large part in Barak Obamas election campaign in 2008 and many others have used it to send their own messages and opinions on the state of the world. It has also allowed many ordinary people to become famous and successful. This is also a recuring theme in America. That one can start with little and end up with lots. Youtube has certainly helped many people achieve that ambition.

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