Friday’s Video Views

Ads Worth Spreading

Beet.TV founder Andy Plesser takes time with TED Talks founder Chris Anderson to talk about the lack of creativity in today’s online video advertising, and his Ads Worth Spreading contest.

(Astro) Turf Wars

Here’s a clip from the new film “(Astro) Turf Wars: How Corporate America Faked a Grassroots Revolution” in which billionaire David Koch commends the tea party activists who make up his phony-named group “Americans for Prosperity.” IMHO, these fake-sounding, opaquely funded groups are the bain of the PR industry, and a stain on American Democracy. (via @guardian)

Got My Foreign TV?

State-owned Russia Today’s Peter Lavelle gathers some TV pundits on his Crosswalk program to talk about the trend of foreign investment in English language news broadcasts as a means to garner “soft power.”

How People Use Twitter

Twitter designer researcher Mark Trammel set out @ontheroad to learn how people use Twitter. Twitter corp. comms VP Sean Garrett tweeted out the first episode this week. I watched it and am still scratching my head. Maybe its meaning will become clearer in subsequent episodes. (via TechCrunch)

South Jersey

And finally, I’m not a regular fan of “South Park,” though after seeing “It’s a Jersey Thing,” I can see why many people are. Snooki, take that!