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Origins of this content
This video by baxteric1, responds to one of the earlier assignments—"What can YouTube teach us?"—given to students in LFYT 2007.
The consolidation of corporate ownership of the media, and its effects on democracy, are much discussed by academics, journalists and citizens: "What if you woke up tomorrow to find that Yosemite National Park had been turned over to Chevron? Or that the Everglades were now under the watchful eye of DuPont? Most people would agree: Giving corporations nearly unlimited control over a precious public resource is unacceptable. But that's exactly what we've done with our airwaves and media—delivered them into corporate hands."[cit]

Democratic media is debated, fought for, and controlled on the Internet.

Dr. Strangelove reports in his blog that "the data shows that Google has established a Microsoft-like monopoly in some key areas of the web. In video, Google has nearly doubled its market share to almost 80%. That is the legal definition of a monopoly, according to the federal courts, which have held that a firm achieves 'monopoly power' when it gains between 70% and 80% of a market."[cit]
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"What Can YouTube Teach Us?" by baxteric1