I The amount of screen space available for the video.
II The affiliation to a certain channel you enjoy.
III A personal area where you can group all your videos together.
IV The quality of the image defined by the amount of pixels.
V The formal relationship between the user and the video-sharing site.
VI An outline of your personal characteristics.
VII The text of a speech, etc., superimposed on the film and projected onto the screen.
BEYOND THE LINES...
a) Does fame on the Internet always mean success? Explain.
b) Do you know any example of a YouTube video which interfered negatively in a person’s career?
Let’s focus on language!
The underlined words in the excerpts below are called “linking words.” These words help us organize what we say or write. Most of these linking words are commonly used in writing or more formal speech.
1. Read these excerpts taken from the text “Fame and Fortune: The Power of YouTube.” Which linking words have the same meaning as the underlined words? Answer in your notebook.
a) “Aside from being celebrities/singers, they all started out simply by posting amateur videos of themselves on the Internet […].”
II In addition to
III Except for
b) “It may be easy to discount these stories as pure luck […]. But the truth is that the path from YouTube sensation to professional musician is becoming more and more common […].”
I Such as
III In brief
c) “As long as there are people willing to post their talent online, music executives now have an easy, free way to search for budding new stars without ever leaving their couches.”
II Provided that
III In short
d) “More importantly, they no longer have to be limited to their city, state, or even their country.”
e) “You could still say that Pineda was lucky, since in order to find the “diamonds in the rough” on YouTube, one must sift through a huge amount of bizarre, inappropriate, or clearly talentless videos.”
II due to
III that is
f) “However, between the number of views, […] and the ease of finding videos that have gone viral by posts on Facebook and Twitter, YouTube is still a relatively easy and efficient way to discover the next big star […].”
II For example
III In conclusion
g) “Plus, with its global popularity, YouTube puts the world at your fingertips, which increases the chances that any talent-seeking executive will find someone who fits exactly what they are looking for. […]”
I Even though
h) “In order to maintain and continue to grow your fan base in this fast-paced, social media obsessed world, you have to be willing to put in the time and effort to interact with your followers […].”
I So as to
II In spite of
2. Read the following excerpts taken from the text “Fame and Fortune: The Power of YouTube” and answer the questions in your notebook.
“Aside from being celebrities/singers, they all started out simply by posting amateur videos of themselves on the Internet […]”
“[...] they turned to YouTube as their last hope… and found exactly what they were looking for in Arnel Pineda.”
“[…] one must sift through a huge amount of bizarre, inappropriate, or clearly talentless videos.”
“[…] YouTube is still a relatively easy and efficient way to discover the next big star, in music or otherwise.”
“[…] you have to be willing to put in the time and effort to interact with your followers on Twitter and continually post new content on Facebook and YouTube.”
a) Which word or words in bold describe(s) how you do something?
b) Which word or words modify(ies) another word/phrase?
The highlighted words are called “adverbs of manner.” These adverbs can modify another word (adjectives and other adverbs) or describe an action (verb).
c) In your notebook, write the correct combination of letters–numbers to find out examples of different ways of writing adverbs of manner. Include the adjective that originates each of these adverbs.