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Origins of this content
This texteo is part of my lengthy Mp:me project, first a series of manifestas I initially wrote to commence my Media Praxis blog (explaining my goals and values) that I then made into seven bad videos. I used the seminal manifestos of Dziga Vertov (writing about early documentary cinema) as my muse and guide. The words "morally dangerous and contagious" are Vertov's of course.
According to Time Magazine: "YouTube's most viewed video of all time is an unlikely champion. Seen more than 170 million times since its posting in May 2007, 'Charlie Bit My Finger' was never meant to be anything more than a family flick."[cit]

A phenomenon allowed by web 2.0, viral video has been of equal fascination to scholars like the Convergence Culture Consortium at MIT, marketers, and users alike.

Dr Strangelove reports: "We're looking at how to push users into passive-consumption mode, a lean-back experience," Jamie Davidson [a YouTube product manager] says."[cit]

Feminist film takes "a threefold form. Women either entered the existing system with ambitions of breaking it, proceeded to make films outside of the commercial system, and women developed a feminist film theory—the overlap and interrelatedness of all three measures being obvious."[cit]
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