Just as Vietnam was the TV War, is Iraq the YouTube War?

Just as Vietnam had been America’s first “living-room war,” spilling carnage in dinnertime news broadcasts, so is the Iraq conflict emerging as the first YouTube war. Growing up in a world where they can swap MP3s as well as intimate details about their lives via MySpace or Facebook, American soldiers are swapping their Iraq experience as well.

Read this article from Time.  (UPDATE: The “Trophy Video.” War coverage goes viral despite the military’s wishes it wouldn’t.)


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Filed under A democratic medium?, Social Media, Technology, our Mirror, The Politics of New Media, User generated content, Virtual Communities, When New Meets Old

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