Objects in Mirror

Internet attention

Posted at 7:37 AM on November 29, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

Do we really want attention to what we share on the Internet? Of course. I just wonder if we care that the attention is "good attention" or not.

MPR's Curtis Gilbert reports Video blogger learns YouTube stardom has a price:

Minnesota native John Holden recently found himself a YouTube star. It sounds like a dream come true for a video blogger, but it wasn't.

The view count (at time of writing, 749,726) might have been a dream, but he might have found the comment (count at 2,538) content a nightmare.

Meanwhile, Tom Crann spoke with Douglas Arnold from the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota, because one U of M math video is a Web hit.

Have you done something successful or controversial on the Web? Maybe both at the same time? Share your Internet attention experiences in our online discussion as we calculate the price of Internet attention.

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