Who Is Your Audience? by Hope Marquardt
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This texteo was written by Hope Marquardt as her final for 2010 LFYT.
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The other day in class, Professor Juhasz made an interesting point as we were leaving the classroom. She had mentioned that her young daughter and her friends had filmed a video of themselves singing in the hot tub, and they wanted to post it on YouTube. Professor Juhasz (not allowing them to post the video) brought up the point that on YouTube, we do not know who our audience is, and despite the innocent intentions of posting a certain video, hinting towards any promiscuity can be dangerous and attract unwanted viewers. I do not only speak towards young girls, but towards any women, for that matter. An innocent video of two younger women being silly and dancing around can be skewed and seen as "sexy."

The intention behind posting videos on YouTube are not always made clear, and even if the innocent intentions are made clear, they can be easily ignored. These slightly suggestive, but mostly innocent videos allow viewers to post inappropriate and perverted comments. Although YouTube does not allow pornography to be posted, this doesn't make YouTube " safe" for women and girls, and there is no shield against the anonymous pervert. YouTube is public, and any video that isn't specifically made "private" can be viewed by anyone in the world.