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BANDWIDTH EXCEEDED

Minnesota Stories is down due to the popularity of this video (now hosted on Blip.TV). An Ethiopian videographer took my vlog workshop for the purpose of informing people in his country about protests and activities going on here in the States. His first video was of a protest outside Jimmy Carter's book signing at the Edina Barnes & Noble. The Carter Center legitimized the recent Ethiopian election, but the new regime murdered protesters and put the opposition leaders in jail. This is why they protest.

I should have anticipated the potential popularity of this video, given the very motivated audience. It caused an even great traffic spike than Rocketboom's link to me this summer! Nevertheless, it's a strange kind of success to have this kind of otherwise unavailable content be so popular. Videoblogs are a simple and powerful means to create an international information network for affinity groups.

November 21, 2005 at 09:17 PM in Minnesota Stories | Permalink

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I was wondering why MS was down. It's a bummer...but what a nice reason to go down! Thanks so much for making the video available elsewhere.

Posted by: missb, RN at Nov 22, 2005 2:15:43 PM