I’ve been watching Treme, and a small detail in one of the episodes is that the Tulane professor’s daughter posts a vlog on YouTube. And oh right, the site was just launching then! It blew my mind to remember the same interval of history has passed since both these milestones — doesn’t it seem like Katrina just happened while YouTube has been around for ages? And how can YouTube have rebuilt our whole culture in five years while New Orleans is still barely functional??