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Brotherhood 2.0 Was Absolutely Amazing

Back in September, when I went down to the girls’ place for one of the first times, they (Yolanda, Mare, Amber, and Leslie) told me they had something awesome for me to see. The awesomeness was, indeed, awesome – it was Hank Green’s performance of Accio Deathly Hallows. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvvFiZyEyTA) It was definitely one of the coolest songs I had ever heard, and I eventually realized that it was a part of this project called Brotherhood 2.0.

Brotherhood 2.0 was a project that John and Hank Green (two brothers) who decided that they were tired of their communication relying only on textual communication (emails, IMs, and text messages), and so they wanted to go 365 days with no textual communication. This year of textless communication required that every other non-holiday weekday (alternating), a brother must upload a video to their Youtube account (www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers) by midnight. If a video was not up by midnight of a brother’s day, or if a brother textually communicated with the other, or if a video was more than 4 minutes long, then he’d be punished. Punishments were suggested by the nerdfighters (viewers of Brotherhood2.0) and selected by the other brother. Another thing to know about Brotherhood 2.0 is that there were several projects throughout the year, which all turned out to be awesome.

Now that the 365 days are over, videos do not happen every weekday any more (sadly), but each brother has to vlog at least once each week. Also, there is now a much bigger and more active community community at http://nerdfighters.ning.com/. So, you should get addicted to it now! And in order to get addicted and to understand all the references you should watch the 77 videos that I have linked to in the attached word document! Enjoy!!

77 Must-See Brotherhood 2.0 Videos

(PS – I realize that 5 hours of Youtube videos might be a bit much, so I’m going to narrow the 77 down to a more manageable amount at some point before the end of the semester. If you’re lazy or think you have something better to do, I suppose you can just wait for the smaller version..)

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January 17, 2008 - Posted by | General Stuff

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