Ajit over at Ticklebooth has created his end of 2007 round up of the best videos on the ‘net, and it is so complete that rather than creating my own, lesser list, I’ll just send y’all his way. There’s a bunch on there that I completely agree with, a few that were new to me (there really is just too much to see on the web these days, isn’t there?), and a few that were/are not my favorites. But I will let the discerning minds that spend their time browsing these pages make their own decisions, so go now!
Oh and I know that the above image is the 2006 cover of TIME, but I feel like it is perhaps “You” who are the person of the new millennium, not just 2006. Everything is changing in media and entertainment, and we are all witness to an absolutely gigantic shift in the way that music and video are created and distributed. I was thinking recently about the fact that every generation before now has had something important happen- the industrial revolution, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Watergate, the 60’s the 70’s, the Cold War, the Space Race… global shifts that everyone was involved in and affected by. Until the rise of New Media in the past few years, we didn’t really have anything like that- the 80’s saw the rise of greed, the 90s were all about Generation X and apathy, Y2K was a bust, the Iraq war protesters have yet to really show up in any great numbers, etc. But now we are witness to a monumental shift, the end result of which is really not knowable. I am excited to see where things go in 2008, and more importantly the next decade- some giants will fall and new, younger giants will rise in their places. I say bring it on.