A week in the spotlight

Tom Guarriello has a fascinating post on his week in the YouTube spotlight (after being chosen as the featured video). Some of his reflections:

The experience of being featured is not unlike that of being in a car wreck as depicted in recent ads. You’re driving along chit-chatting and are suddenly blindsided by something you absolutely don’t see coming. All I can say is, thank goodness for “airbags,” in this case, the ability to shut down the hate speech in comments.

If this is the reaction one gets from an inconsequential two-minute YouTube video, I cannot imagine what it would be like to be a celebrity, routinely in the public eye. There is no substitute for experience in creating understanding and empathy.

And here’s his YouTube update with more reflections.

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