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Thursday, July 10th, 2014

There’s something about the Youtube “ghetto prank” genre

On the Ock YouTube channel, two young men introduce themselves and say “they’re going to the hood” to play pranks. These pranks consist of things like fake farting on people, stealing peoples’ phones to check the time, stealing people’s gas, or just yesterday, “Selling Guns In The Hood Prank!” Combined, the videos have been viewed close to a

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Africa for Norway: The Interview

A little over a week ago we covered the release of Radi-Aid: Africa for Norway, the online faux development campaign calling on Africans to donate radiators to Norway. Since Radi-Aid’s music video debuted on November 16, its...

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

#Kony2012 is a Parody

#Kony2012 is no joke (millions of people still send money to Invisible Children and one of its first public critics, a Canadian student who runs a tumblr blog called Visible Children, has received death treatsthreats), but it...

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Paul Kagame Spins Youtube

I just wasted 47 minutes watching the latest installment in Youtube’s much hyped “World View” series with presidents and prime ministers; this time the subject was Rwanda’s Life President, Paul Kagame. The interview was conducted by Khaya...

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Milestones: South African newspaper, Mail & Guardian, opens YouTube account

The South African newspaper Mail&Guardian has a YouTube channel which makes browsing through their occasional video reports accompanying the on-line and printed news a lot easier. The videos include Q&A’s, political news talk, lectures, press conferences, music ...

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

The “South African” Office

10 minute rip-off of successful BBC TV series, “The Office,” for a local Youtube humor channel, NotOnTV.  Little different from the original, with a few nods to local conditions. Also mildly funny in parts with good production...