Webvideo / Darkside of the Internet
Darkside of the Internet
in Mat "Welshy
" Williams' contribution to The Uncanny Valley
. Unlike the others, it is a serious documentary about online dangers, including stalking, privacy concerns, and especially cyberbullying.
Narration is by Holly Christine Brown, and interviewees include Jill Bearup (Stuff You Like
), Jonathan Burkhardt (ChaosD1
), Allison Pregler
(Ninja the Mission Force
), Mathew Buck (Bad Movie Beatdown
), Shea Koshan
, Phelan Porteous (Phelous
), and Lewis Lovhaug (Atop the Fourth Wall
, History of Power Rangers
). Julien Diaz (Sad Panda
) and William Dufresne (That Dude in the Suede
) provide illustrative sketches.
Can be watched here
It provides examples of:
- An Aesop: Don't give in to G.I.F.T.! (if you would do it in the real world too, congratulations! You're a complete Jerkass!)
- Documentary: This time, it is. It touches on several subjects, including:
- Irony: Welshy pointed out that all the people who needed to hear it, decried it as censorship instead.
- Public Service Announcement: It's a documentary about some dangers of internet use.