Thursday, September 20, 2007

Yuvraj Singh's six sixes in the internet age

It is indeed amazing that Yuvraj Singh became the first batsman to hit six sixes in an over in nascent Twenty 20 format. But what is more amazing is the way internet has made it possible for people to see the magical moment as and when possible, at a time of your choice, and as many times.Not only did I receive an email containing a clip of this Yuvraj packing off Stuart Broad of England at Kingsmead, Durban as an attachment and folks also forwarded multiple links on various video sites. Not sure where these sites stand on the issue of Copyright violation in such cases, but at this point it is all up for folks to see.










Whoever knows the impact of today's new and emerging communication media such as Video and Blogs?
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2 comments:

Siddharth said...

I loved that match
six sixes in match
What me and my friends quoted were "Flintoff ne kaha mere over mein maar ke dikha aur yuvraj usko hi marne chal pada"

That match was really very interesting

thx for this

Rahul said...

Hi Rajesh. You are spot-on about this being prime internet forward/viral stuff. This phenomenon of sports video forwards follows two conditions: 1.) the act has to be spectacular enough, and 2.) the length of the video has to be short enough so as to enable forwarding it across varied bandwiths. I had once written about it in a different context though.