Friday, October 20, 2006

YouTube Fuels Spitgate 2k6

After the University of Kansas' horrendous collapse last Saturday a video appeared on YouTube allegedly showing an Oklahoma State coach spitting on a KU player. Spitgate 2k6 was off and running.

On Wednesday, the clip was loaded to YouTube. By the end of the day, it was all over KU blogs, forums and news sources. Yesterday, only one day after spitgate began, the BIG XII investigated incident using more camera angles and exonerated the OSU coach.

Now, whether the coach spit on the player is not very remarkable. However, the ridiculous speed at which this issue rose and fell is remarkable. YouTube really gave this thing the legs to be virally distributed so widely, that the Big XII conference took notice and looked into the matter. This all happened in the span of two days in which the video was viewed 12,985 times.

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