From The Bookworm we learn that Some of the hottest videos on YouTube are of actual battles that have taken place in Afghanistan and Iraq. Soldiers can now film combat that they are participating in while they fight, or duck, or take drink, or scan for targets, or wait. These videos are ending up on YouTube and being watched for free by more people than are going to theaters to watch Hollywood’s “product.”
Who is putting them on YouTube? Is this being done by some shadowy gang of feather merchants out of Dick Cheney’s basement? Or do people see footage and decide to share it?
My phone does videos. Does yours? If we were in the right place at the right time, we could make history! A picture is worth a thousand words, and moving pictures millions of words. Lots of potential super-empowered individual strategic communicators out there.