So my daughter is home from college for spring break this week. She knows I am a die hard Pride and Prejudice fan!
"Hey mom," she says, "you have heard of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries haven't you?"
Ah--no <insert sarcasm in an excuse me, hello? tone>.
So, I trot immediately to Google and stumble on the amazing masterpiece of social media in the form of a modernly twisted P&P vlog, and I see why it "went viral mom!"
Basically, TLBD is a video blog <vlog> adaptation of P&P. And since P&P is public domain AND loved by millions, it was a perfect medium to trial Hank Green and Bernie Su's idea.
Click here for the Press Release introduction
The Facebook page alone has over 28,000 followers: Lizzie Bennet on FB. Last I checked that was viral level mathematics! Also over 28,000 followers on Twitter, and over <hello?!> 27,000,000 <mill> video views!! <heellllllooo?!>
You Tube Episode
So, for anyone who loves P&P, wonders about video blogging, is freaked out by the viral numbers for TLBD, consider this your introduction!
Check it out and tell me what you think?
Had you already heard of this?
Love it? or feel like it tarnishes your traditional idea of P&P?
Would Jane Austen roll over in her grave, or is she amazed at the savvy social wit of TLBD?
(disclaimer--I did not preview all the episodes)