A campaign to encourage people to use their seatbelts becomes a Net phenomenon as people around the world praise the video for its beauty. Posted on Jan. 28, the video generated more than a million views in its first two weeks online and continues to spread.
■Class discussion: Does this video help you look at seatbelt usage in a different way? The director has been quoted as wanting to offer a positive message instead of focusing on the horrific aspects of accidents like other campaigns tend to. How would you use a positive approach to produce a message for other public service subjects. How might a positive approach work in an anti-smoking campaign? What about campaign encouraging recycling to save energy?
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