Friday, September 14, 2007


When we watched the “Internet People” video on YouTube in class today, I was reminded of this past summer.

I spent the months of May, June, and July here in Athens as an Orientation Leader for UGA. It was a whole lot of fun and one of the things I enjoyed the most was “Orientation Live”, a Saturday Night Live inspired variety show we did at the end of the first day of each freshman session. When we were brainstorming for OL Live, one of my teammates, Morgan Cogswell, suggested doing a spoof on Lazy Sunday from SNL.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the original, I’ve posted it below. I’ve also posted our spoof “College Sunday”.

It was cool to see Morgan’s visualization for the video materialize. She is a whiz at these sorts of technological things – you name it, Morgan knows about it. I think this a trend that will become increasingly common among teenagers and college students over the next decade. With greater emphasis on technology in the classroom and increased accessibility to technological programs and devices, I wouldn’t be surprised if elementary school students had a working knowledge of social media tools.