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Last year a Hong Kong girl called Ruby started a video blog on YouTube called Ruby News. Her style and comments, particularly in one video in which she criticized a teacher for his poor English, created a really strong adverse reaction (If you don’t know what I am talking about you can search for her videos on YouTube. Though she deleted them,other people have copied and posted them).
Here are a couple of questions for you:
- Imagine you are Ruby’s friend, what advice would you give her about her blogging style and content? (Remember, you are supposed to be her friend, so be polite.)
- What makes a good video-blog? What are the qualities of a good video blogger? (Can you give us some examples? I like some of the popular bloggers like Community Channel, kevjumba and Nigahiga).
From my own point of view, I didn’t find her videos so annoying. She did make some valid arguments. I could see what she was trying to do, though she could have been more humble (a lot of the popular video bloggers make fun of themselves as well as criticizing others). I don’t agree that she should have been condemned for expressing views.
What do you think?