When I read this assignment, I immediately thought of the Lady Gaga- Google Chrome commercial that aired last summer. Now, I am a Lady Gaga fan so my opinion may be a little biased. However, I think it’s hard to argue with the fact that this is a very empowering commercial that demonstrates the ability we have to connect with each other. It makes people believe that they can do or be anything they want.
I think the ending line of this video– “the web is what you make it”– sums up what should be taken away from this piece. This commercial displays how the web has the ability to give voices to people that never dreamed their small YouTube video would mean anything or make it anywhere. As Amy Sciaretto writes in her piece ‘The Web is What You Make of it’ in Lady Gaga’s Google Chrome Commercial: “There is no limit to the digital conversation or creativity that can ensue.”