Silicon Alley Insider, an online source for all things in the digital space, just released their Top Web Videos of 2008. It seems to be a list based purely on metrics (views) and not a curated one. Most are, maybe no surprise, music videos, with the top spot going to the Jonas Brothers' "Burnin Up" video. But it was also great to see Obama's race speech hit no. 7 at over 40 million views. Over at URB, we're compiling a few lists of our own, including the Best of '08: Top 10 Cool Music Commercials. It's the end of the year, so expect to be top-10'd to death.
In 1990, I co-founded a magazine called URB (urb.com) in Los Angeles. URB captures an intimate view of progressive urban sounds and landscapes in print and online. Beyond my day job, I also explore the world of politics, race and culture, photography and media (new and old). pure/ROKER is designed to be a living and shared notebook of the most discussion worthy aspects. Enrichment is encouraged. Debate and disagreement unavoidable. And dissent welcomed. As always, please leave a comment if you're inspired, subscribe to my RSS or email me anytime at email@example.com.