The UK Professional Association of Teachers has called for YouTube to be banned because it has been used to show people being bullied. Meanwhile, Oxford police are pursuing a man who pinched a news reporters' bum on air:
I trust the PAT will call for Channel 4 to be banned too.
Perhaps the net can fulfill Bentham's dream of the panopticon, where prisoners are always watched. In the Philippines they are showing the way. With Bentham, Busby Berkeley and Michael Jackson as guiding spirits, 1500 prisoners perform "Radio Gaga", "Thriller", the Algorithm march, and, yes, "YMCA" for the camera. If they're taking requests, I nominate Pink Floyd's "In the Flesh".
YouTube, like the rest of the web is a mirror to life. If you don't like what you see, look for something else, like this elegy for Concorde:
Or remember Antonioni
Or Syd Barrett
Or make a video to tell your own story.