Monday, January 21, 2008

Internet Allegories

This somewhat rude and crude video from hit-and-miss humor magazine Cracked shows Google,Amazon, eBay, Facebook, MySpace, Wikipedia, Snopes, and a number of popular Internet websites as if they were all personified as young party-goers whooping it up when a teenager's parents are out of town.

There have been a number of these Internet allegories in various online formats, although the morality of this one may be considerably less clear than its literary precursors that span a time period from the Everyman story to eighteenth-century satires. Of course, thanks to advertising, this representative technique is also used for humorous purposes by competing computer manufacturers, as the Mac vs. PC demonstrate.

(Thanks to a former student who would like to remain anonymous for the link.)

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