Is the video about the “Facebook Effect” a part of the Digital Humanities?
The article on social media revolution and the YouTube video on the Facebook effect with Mark Zuckleberg could most definitely be considered a part of digital humanities. As the first article shows the “big trends” for social media in 2013 it also shows how big a part social media plays
in human culture. – Thomas J.
I think the Facebook video is definitely a part of digital humanities. The video discusses how this new technology has changed the world as we know it. One of the guys in the video continually talks about the facebook effect. Digital humanities is about how we experience and analyze human culture through technology, but its also about how technology effects our culture. This video is exactly that, how facebook has effected our culture. Whether its a good thing or a bad thing that people are addicted to facebook, that doesn’t matter. What does matter is how it has effected our world. So this video qualifies as DH in my book. – Daniel
In the “The Facebook Effect with Mark Zuckerberg” they discuss many aspects of Facebook, media involving Facebook, and future business ideas. A lot of it surrounds social sciences and business as opposed to Digital Humanities. Facebook is a part of social media and has a great influence on people all over the world digitally, but a video discussing the business and planning behind the website is digital, but does not have anything to do with the humanities. The only part that could sort of be considered humanities is when they touched a bit on the history and design of the website, but even then it is a stretch and not prevalent enough to make the whole artifact Digital Humanities. – Stephanie