In light of the recent Hollister incident in South Korea, this week’s Viral Monday is:
Asians In The Library
This week’s Viral Monday is an older clip of a naive blonde Alexandra Wallace from UCLA producing what became one of the most offensive videos to grace YouTube in a long time. What started out as a rant at a webcam soon became a wildly criticized act which spurred many reactions videos. To get a sense of what I mean, watch the clip below:
Quickly, angry responses flooded in from offended students, YouTube viewers, and close friends of those Wallace had objectified, leading to a flaming (or angry commenting) of her original YouTube video (which has since been removed) and shocked comments from the UCLA Chancellor.
Now, starting with ‘hordes of Asians’ may have been her first flaw, but it is undoubtably the ‘ching chong’ comment prompted one of the more hilarious videos to meant to combat the negative image Wallace had created.
Though the clip has since lay dormant, it has served as a power lesson of racist behavior on YouTube, perhaps serving as warning to those who would seek to divulge their highly offensive bigotry on social media.
I’ve been noticing an uptick in different no-nos on Twitter recently, and seen many opportunities for companies, individuals, and groups to maximize their twitter interaction. Now granted, I’m only a college grad and ‘what would I know’ about advanced social media campaigns and social media strategy? Well, as it turns out, I know enough not to do these three things:
Update: The surprise guest was Ryan Leslie! I couldn’t hear when they called his name (probs had already blown my eardrums by then) so Talib Kweli was awesome and told me on Twitter!
But on a more exciting note, I saw Idle Warship last night at the Highline Ballroom and fell back in love with them again (or rather, renewed my music dork vows).
I figured I’d give you a quick informal weekend update on what to expect next!
As you might have noticed, I added some music to the blog…mainly because I’ve become a bit obsessed with Timeflies ever since I saw them at Princeton Lawnparties (it will make you wish you had tigerblood)
I will be releasing some new Uncommon Verbiage tonight or tomorrow (I’m trying to pick out the perfect one given that its concert season) as well as doing some research for Viral Monday (Ermagerd seemed to be quite popular).
What else can you look forward to?
Well, I have quite a crazy lineup of concerts coming up. Monday I will be seeing beloved band Idle Warship perform with my besties from college that got me hooked,
From there, I am still taking suggestions!
So stay tuned, and get hyped!
I want to apologize firstly by how long it took me to decide on a viral topic of the day (it was a close one guys). However I have finally decided upon a viral phenomenon that is massively intellectually stimulating:
Introducing a new segment of City Gopher: Viral Monday!
Every Monday I’m highlighting a viral phenomenon on the internet. It might be amazing, it might be abhorrent, it may even be wild and wacky. This week its: