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What's the Deal With Unboxing Videos? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

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Published on Feb 12, 2014

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With every new product release comes a glorious wealth of new Unboxing videos. For the uninitiated, unboxing videos are exactly what they sound like. A person gets a new thing, and film themselves removing it from the packaging. But why do people film these videos, and why do others WATCH these videos? Well for one thing, these videos show what the products ARE, without the annoying filter of marketing. Maybe unboxing videos glorify the act of acquiring and owning? Is there a sensual element to these videos? Watch the episode and find out!

5 facts link
http://mashable.com/2014/02/06/iphone...

links to Matt Cromwell and getdownliberty comments
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j7SI...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j7SI...

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Selfie Articles

Selfies Aren't Empowering. They're a Cry for Help.
http://jezebel.com/selfies-arent-empo...

Why Jezebel's Argument Against 'Cry For Help' Selfies Is BS (And Why The Internet's Reaction Was A+)
http://www.thegloss.com/2013/11/21/be...

LEAVE SELFIES ALONE
http://www.xojane.com/issues/who-give...

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Music:

"Europe" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
"Carry on Carillon" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Level 5: Room for the Homeless
http://bit.ly/10N0Ykm
"Bouncy Castle" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
":P" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Binaerpilot "Geeks"
http://bit.ly/10N0UBf
"Squarehead" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
Chiptune - Kenzalol
http://bit.ly/15vKwpN


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Tweek of the Week:
https://twitter.com/neke989/status/43...

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