Although widely viewed as entertainment, online amateur videos also comprise a form of interpersonal communication. In this article the author analyses communication about gender occurring on the Animutation Portal, an online website created by and for members of a subcultural group interested in a genre of animated videos termed 'animutations'. Conversations often cross from text to video and back, creating meaning that is lost if the videos are analysed solely as creative media productions.
- Online communication
- Participatory culture
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Library and Information Sciences