“Something is wrong on the internet” Notes
Posted OnNovember 14, 2017 16:23
- “It gave me access to a lot of things which were totally inappropriate for a young teenager” – I feel like that was my experience too. My family had a computer since I was 6, but when I became an active user of the Internet (around age 10) I became exposed to language and graphics my family disapproved of.
- “Surprise Eggs videos depict, often at excruciating length, the process of unwrapping Kinder and other egg toys. That’s it, but kids are captivated by them. There are thousands and thousands of these videos and thousands and thousands, if not millions, of children watching them.” – I am familiar with this topic. Many of the biggest Youtube channels specialize in opening big “eggs” that act as toy pinatas. I think it is a bit weird to criticize this however since many teens and young adults are captivated by the same concept, simply suited for their interests. There are many who watch in-game crate opening videos or “unboxing” videos on Youtube, a slight upgrade from children’s toys.
- “Stock animations, audio tracks, and lists of keywords being assembled in their thousands to produce an endless stream of videos.” – This leads to further issues since any video that includes similar features these features gets confused by kids as a “child-appropriate” and interesting, when indeed it is a joke or a satirical work intended for adults.