This is one, more mainstream example of the uncountable media efforts produced in the fall of 2007 when my LFYT course went viral. I was worried that the reporters at Fox would make fun of me, given the differences in our political orientation, but this was not the case. The students, initially excited, quickly grew tired of the media's unthoughtful attention. This proved a great lesson in the costs and consequences of popularity as a structure (common in web 2.0
design and architecture), a theme we ended up studying in-depth on YouTube later during the semester.
Fox and Friends
"features reports on famous faces, health, heroes, legal issues and news you can use."[cit] Outfoxed
by Robert Greenwald
, "examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a 'race to the bottom' in television news."[cit]
According to the New York Times
: "'Surprised Kitty' is 17 seconds long. That means humans have wasted roughly 484,500,000 seconds watching this thing. That's more than 15 years. It took just over a year to build the Empire State Building; about four years to construct the Golden Gate Bridge; eight to land a man on the moon. In the time that we collectively were watching 'Surprised Kitty,' we collectively could instead have done all those things and still had a year to sit back and admire our work. And that's not to mention the more than 31,000 comments people have taken the time to type under the video ('SoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo CUTE!!!!!!!!!!.')"[cit]