This video caught me like a deer in the headlights as my LFYT class began to go viral, and I was asked to do national news interviews. I worried about the personal and political contradictions raised by gaining this mainstream media attention just as I was completing a feature length documentary (SCALE
) about the American Left's (as well as my sister's and my own) conflicted and contradictory relations with media power.
Users have been drawn to YouTube, and other web 2.0 platforms, in the name of community
. It is much debated
and researched whether technology enhances or limits community.
Media, Technology and Social Justice questions: "How can we counter trends of commercialism, privatization, decreasing public services and ongoing inequality? What would it take to get communities involved in media and community technology issues? Where are the opportunities for social justice in the media?[cit]