Viva La Revolution?

YouTube, recently purchased by Google, could be the birthplace of a worldwide revolution in community and communication. Amidst the avalanche of humorous videos and the shameless promotions by corporate tricksters, cells of like-minded individuals are forming within the community and coming together under a single banner or ideal. Born from a call to arms by L.A.-based actor, Ian Crossland (Crossmack), one such group calls themselves "ProjectBeReal". The fledgling movement believes they can change the world through honest, genuine, open and, most importantly, real communication. Through their video blogs, they attempt to put a positive message into the public sphere that, hopefully, will help those going through the same issues.

Participants in the rolling discussion post videos from all around the world from the USA to Australia and as far away as Peru. They are people from all walks of life - actors, musicians, parents, graphic artists, writers, child care workers and even a Lutheran pastor.

The videos they post are intimate and reveal personal events from each person's life, or problems they are currently attempting to deal with. Since conversation on YouTube is uncensored, no topic is taboo and any and all thoughts being experienced are encouraged to be addressed.

ProjectBeReal encourages everyone to get a webcam and post videos, they encourage everyone to jump on YouTube and confront their fears. They urge newcomers to express those fears, share them and by doing so overcome them. They believe that fears are the biggest thing holding people back from dealing with the problems in their lives and that YouTube, one of the most revolutionary new forms of communication, can act as a form of therapy.

Whether their ideals are being focused efficiently or whether they are working at all is yet to be seen. It could be that the idea ends up being a load of hot air. However, there is no denying that over the last month, the number of subscribers has quickly increased, and a wide range of new faces have started contributing.

YouTube is like nothing else in the world. No where else can regular people have a voice, without hiding behind text, that has the potential to be heard by millions. Can one person or a group of people really change the world? Can a revolution really take place along side a video of a shrimp running frantically on a treadmill? I like to think so.

ProjectBeReal.com is a website, currently being planned to further their cause. Currently it is a portal to the YouTube Channels of its founding members Erik, Gina, Anthony, Ian and David.


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