Fired from the top-down, inspired from the bottom-up.
Person One: I got fired, laid-off, made redundant. I make vlog detailing it. Simple and personal. Five views already! Empowerment!? Democracy!?

Person Two: I got fired, laid-off, made redundant. With the help of an expert, I made a "digital story" detailing it. Simple and personal. Five views already! Empowerment!? Democracy!?

Person Three: What's the difference in substance...presentation...effect...authenticity? Isolation...disarticulation? Who is watching and why not create some cohesion?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My vlog...the conclusion

A thought part two

Person two: Wow, my friend told me that my vlog on my journey after job loss, and all the other ones out there, really lack in the departments of expertise and scalability. Not sure what scalability means...but I don't like the sound of it. Feel disenchanted.

A Thought

Person One: Its difficult for me that some academic named Nick Couldry suggested that digital stories might be "an isolated phenomenon, cut off from the wider distribution of social and cultural authority and respect". Its the respect part that really hits me, I just made a story about losing my job and I feel that respect is the very thing I need.

A Facebook page...

Basic Info

I need help - I got laid off
Common Interest - Current Events
Hi Everyone,

As we all know the economy and job market are in shambles right now, and I'm sure many of you have been affected by it in some way or another. Just last week I was laid off from my job of almost 3 years in the aviation industry and now I am in a really difficult spot. I know this may sound desperate, but desperate times call for desperate measures and I am reaching out to everybody I can for help. If you know of ANY job opportunities at the moment please let me know. I am not...
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Denton, TX

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Tweeting my digital story of jobloss

  1. Ewrsgd_normalJohnCena4ever11 @CENARULES4EVER Well, i got fired and school troubles =( but ur always cheering me up handsome =) ♥
  1. Mee_normalG4MzLuckyStaRR Packin my apt up cuz I can't stand it here plus I got fired today for idiotic reasons so I gotta move
  1. Senior_pic_normalTayMama13 @JazzyBuford I been doing okay got firedyesterday but im hanging in there...wbu?
  1. Default_profile_2_normallove2cook1349 @TeamCoco Help Conan, I need wheels. Mycar died 8 months ago. I haven't been able to replace it as myhusband lost his job 6 months ago.
  1. Image_normalBeeArtice @PrettyFaceJessy huh?!?!? Info on the move please. I might be...For good. I lost my job here.If I don't find anything,I'll be home soon.

Where does it stop?

Where does it end? Remix, remash, reboot.

Joblessness and digital stories enter the mainstream

Storyteller: Hmmm, maybe this could be a way to combat the isolation of digital stories? These interviews read an awful lot like how I felt when I was laid off. Those these are from the deleted scenes of the movie, real scenes like this appeared. Here They are for everyone to see on Youtube. Scenes featuring real people who were fired getting acting out their firings or telling their stories in a blockbusting academy award winning film. Poignant.